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James Arnold Taylor, who voiced Obi-Wan in The Clone Wars tv show, has revealed in an interview that almost full 8 seasons for Star Wars: The Clone Wars had already been recorded before Disney canceled the show.

Do you think Disney might at one point release the recorded dialogue? Maybe as some kind of radio play with added sound effects? Animating the remaining episodes seems to be out of the question. But chances are we’ll never get to hear or see the additional material, which is regrettable.

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New Posters For The Solo Movie

After a French artist had complained about plagiarism last week, Disney has now released new posters for the upcoming Han Solo movie. The posters were revealed on the Brazilian Star Wars Facebook page. Click here to see the four new character posters!

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How Rey Could Use The Force In The Force Awakens

Jason Fry’s “The Last Jedi” novel reveals how Rey could use the Jedi mind trick on Starkiller base and later force pull the lightsaber from the snow – without any training whatsoever. Click here to find out how she did it!


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Russian Twitter Bots Love General Hux

Website Filmschoolprojects has an article about the “The Last Jedi” making of documentary. In the documentary it is said that Russian Twitter bots actually started a #HuxLive campaign early on to make sure the character won’t be killed in the movie.
Director Rian Johnson is quoted as saying: “It’s amazing, there’s a coordinated effort by these Russian accounts. Hundreds of them.”

Is this the actual reason Hux survives The Last Jedi? I doubt it. Whatever, I wish those Russian Twitter bots had started a #LukeLive campaign instead.

Read the full story here.

General Hux. Happy to be alive.

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After some recent articles I think it is a good idea to get everyone to calm down just a little.
Most here are probably not acquainted with crowdfunding. And this is Hasbro’s first foray into crowdfunding too – and what a project it is. They ask for no more than $2,500,000. Or $500 from each backer.

As of now the Barge has 2,595 backers. Progress has stalled considerably in the past few days, despite opening up the project to Canada. Reason for panic? Is the Barge bound to fail? Let me show you a few graphics to give you hope and confidence.

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Disney Parks has released an unlisted video on YouTube featuring video footage of a drone flying over the construction site of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Anaheim, California.

The 14 acre Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in 2019. And construction seems to well on its way to completion next year.

But look for yourself:

Are you already planning a trip?

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TVC Wave 1 Up For Pre-Order In The UK

British etailer In Demand Toys has TVC Wave 1 up for preorder! You can pre-order a set of 6 figures for £79.99.
Check out their website here!

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Where Do You Buy Your Star Wars Toys?

Hello everyone! Today is audience participation time!
I would like to know where you buy your Star Wars action figures, vehicles and various other merchandise. This survey is meant to shed some light on various important details. Click here to read more!

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Will Snoke Reappear In A Star Wars Movie?

Andy Serkis, who portrayed Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly. When asked about Snoke’s backstory and whether or not Snoke might be seen in another Star Wars movie, this is what Andy Serkis had to say:

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LEGO Revenue Down In 2017 By 8%

LEGO released its full year results for 2017 earlier today. And after more than a decade of constant growth LEGO saw its first revenue decline in 2017. Revenue was 5.8 billion USD, which is 8% less than 2016. Net profit was 1.7 billion USD, a 17% decrease.

This is what LEGO had to say about their Star Wars line: “LEGO Star Wars products, released in the second half of 2017, performed in line with expectations.”

Make of that what you will. The question is, what were their expectations? I think it’s safe to assume that LEGO Star Wars probably saw some decline, which would be in line for the overall trend for Star Wars toys in 2017.

Did you buy any of the TLJ LEGO sets last year?

You can read the full report here.

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Dave Filoni Interviewed By Collider

Kristian Harloff of Collider interviewed David Filoni ahead of tonight’s Star Wars Rebels series finale.
While they do talk at length about Rebels and some of the creative processes Harloff also very openly asks about whether or not Filoni would be interested in doing live action. Filoni gives a somewhat non-committal reply but states his interest.
And then Harloff asks the big question: could David Filoni see himself getting more involved with the creative decisions at Lucasfilm, not just animation but on a much more general level. And yes, David Filoni says he’d be up for it.

Watch the whole 20+ minute inverview here. It’s well worth the time! And then come back and discuss! Would you like for David Filoni to be more involved with creative decisions at Lucasfilm? Would you like him to become creative head at Lucasfilm? Would you like for him to get a chance at a live action movie? It seems that Filoni is up for any of that. So it’s up to Lucasfilm to give him some more things to do.


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And The Oscar Goes To...

Tonight the 90th Academy Awards were held in the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Star Wars The Last Jedi was nominated for four Oscars. Star Wars actors Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill and the droid BB-8 were on stage. They presented the awards for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film. Click here to find out more!

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Daisy Ridley gave an interview to the French Magazine Le Geek in which she revealed that J.J. Abrams did indeed write story drafts for Episodes VIII and IX.
However, when Rian Johnson started writing the script for The Last Jedi he apparently chose to completely ignore the draft and started from scratch.

Rian Johnson and J.J. Abrams

Here’s the direct quote from Ridley which was translated from French into English:

“Here’s what I think I know. J. J. wrote Episode VII, as well as drafts for VIII & IX. Then Rian Johnson arrived and wrote TLJ entirely. I believe there was some sort of general consensus on the main lines of the trilogy, but apart from that, every director writes and realizes his film in his own way. Rian Johnson and J. J. Abrams met to discuss all of this, although Episode VIII is still his very own work. I believe Rian didn’t keep anything from the first draft of Episode VIII.”

What are your thoughts? Would you have preferred Episode VIII which followed a draft written by Abrams? Of course, nothing is known about the draft. Maybe one day we’ll find out what could have been.

Read the full story at Star Wars News Net.

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Will The HasLab Sail Barge Campaign Be A Success?

Ever since Hasbro launched HasLab with its first campaign, Jabba’s Sail Barge, the question was: will it be a success? As of now the barge has 2,131 backers. Which accounts for 42.62% of the backers needed.
There are some stats we can use to see whether or not the campaign might reach its goal of 5,000 backers. Click here to find out more!

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New Japanese Teaser For Solo

There’s a new Japanese teaser for Solo! There aren’t that many new scenes, but see for yourself! (more)

UPDATE: The trailer seems to have geo issues and is no longer available. Make sure to click through to check out the new Japanese teaser poster.

UPDATE 2: Some audio takes for the new trailer are different. Some of the lines by Alden Ehrenreich have been redubbed and bring it closer to how Harrison Ford’s Solo might have sounded like.

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Show Your Star Wars Collection

Here on JTA we discuss all things Star Wars, we argue about which action figure line is the best, we criticize Hasbro for repacks and at least some of us love to moan about the sequel trilogy.

But let’s talk about what we love: our Star Wars collection. We discuss action figures all day here on JTA – but we rarely get to see what you actually collect. So I thought it would be a good idea to create the opportunity to show everyone what you collect. (more…)

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Toys R Us UK Is Going Into Administration

Toys R Us UK is filing for insolvency. After the company failed to find a buyer and a 15 million pounds VAT bill was due on Tuesday, Toys R Us UK went into administration today. (more….)

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Jakks Pacific Reports A Loss For 2017

Jakks Pacific, known by most here for making large scale Star Wars figures, reports a net loss for 2017 of 83.1 million USD.

Jakks Pacific

2017 saw fewer sales for Star Wars, Frozen and Tsum Tsum. Net sales for the fiscal year were 613.1 million USD, which is 13.1% less than in 2016. This is in line with the overall downward trend for Star Wars toys in 2017. Jakks Pacific cites various reasons for the loss but singles out the TRU bankruptcy in the US as a contributing factor and less interest in some film licenses.

Have you bought a Jakks Pacific Star Wars figure in 2017?

You can read the full press release here.

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British website Toyworld reports that toy sales for the Amazon stores in Europe’s most important toy markets UK, Germany and France are very strong. In market share terms toys is actually one of the few product groups in which Amazon in Europe has a better performance than in the US. Meanwhile Toys R Us UK is close to filing for insolvency. (more….)

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi!

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Script For Star Wars Episode IX Is Finished

JJ Abrams revealed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday that the script for Star Wars Episode IX is complete.

It is a very dark and stormy night indeed

Imaginary re-enactment of the script writing process

Now, whether that is just the first draft or the actual shooting script is not confirmed. Filming for Episode IX is scheduled to begin in July 2018. So there would still be enough time to tweak the script.

One quote from Abrams’ interview stands out: “Having a script in advance is something we haven’t always been lucky enough to have.”

What are your hopes and fears concerning Episode IX? Do you think JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio can bring the sequel trilogy to a satisfying conclusion? What’s your wishlist of things you’d like to see, or maybe you’d rather not see at all?
And: will JJ Abrams somehow include a scene with a sail barge in the script?

Watch the clip with Abrams here.


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