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Hi Wookieepedians. I heard news about a new Star Wars webtoon published serially for South Korean website named "Daum.net". The title is Star Wars: Before The Force Awakens (The original Korean title is "스타워즈: 깨어난 포스 그 이전의 이야기"). Its purpose is no doubt promoting the upcoming Star Wars film The Force Awakens, and it is a story of Luke Skywalker's youth, between Episode III and Episode IV.
I thought this webtoon was non-canon, because there are no news about it in starwars.com, but I still wondered if this is part of the new Canon continuity. So I sent a mail to the author of this webtoon, asking if this is an official Canon webtoon.
"Yes, this is Star Wars Canon webtoon. I get confirmation of every episode from Lucasfilm so there won't be any conflicting errors with other Canon works."
I don't know how to contact Lucasfilm directly, so I can't be sure if this webtoon is within the Canon continuity. If anyone knows how to contact Lucasfilm, please ask if this is Canon for sure. Thanks.
Although it's written in Korean, I'll leave a link for people who will be curious about this.
I don't believe that at all. If you have Twitter, you could tweet @starwars (StarWars.com) or @HolocronKeeper (Leland Chee). They may be able to verify. - Brandon Rhea(talk) 13:32, April 11, 2015 (UTC)
It seems that the official Korean Star Wars channel posted the trailer so maybe it's more legit than it seems. . Ayrehead02 (talk) 15:24, April 11, 2015 (UTC)
Actually looking again I may have been a bit hasty in assuming that that was the official channel. Jaewade, any idea if it is? Ayrehead02 (talk) 15:26, April 11, 2015 (UTC)
I'd heard about this just yesterday from a Japanese friend of mine who's on vacation in South Korea, he was surprised it exists, (as am I) and asked me if I knew anything about it. I don't. But, if I were to speculate, I would say it's probably just a thingy to drum-up hype in the general un-Star Wars savvy Korean audience. Japan also doesn't know anything about Star Wars, so this is probably why it's drawn in the traditional ah-nee-may style... To gain interest for the people who don't care about the upcoming movies. So no, I really don't think this canon, Legends maybe, but probably more just promotional material judging from its free online format. Calvin Schubert(talk) 19:37, April 11, 2015 (UTC)
Maybe you're right, I see this as non-canon too but it confuses me that the author responded with "This is canon indeed". I'll see if he misunderstood my message. Besides I made a Twitter account and asked @starwars about the webtoon.
Usually our people don't care or make official channels on Youtube (except personnals), we mostly use Korean website services for video uploading. So I think it could probably be still official Korean Star Wars channel, but it's just my guess and it can't be of any help to judge if the webtoon is canon or not. For now, I'll wait for response from @starwars. Jaewade (talk) 02:37, April 12, 2015 (UTC)
The offical facebook page describes it as a "Lucasfilm official Web Toon!". Given this and the author's response that the story group checks it seems pretty likely this might be canon. Ayrehead02 (talk) 12:29, April 12, 2015 (UTC)
Hey guys, just to add something, I got another mail from the author that says:
"I make the webtoon using some contents from Episode IV, V, VI+ novels, comics. The final approval of the webtoon is made by Lucasfilm story group boss Leland. I sent a mail to Disney Korea to make it sure."
I assume that he meant "Leland Chee". Jaewade (talk) 03:35, April 14, 2015 (UTC)
If it's an official product and the story group check it that sounds canon to me. It's the criteria we've used for other products like the DK young readers books. Ayrehead02 (talk) 11:00, April 14, 2015 (UTC)
I just woke up and saw the new SWCA Canon panel liveblog post on star wars.com (LINK)
Heddle is working with a Korean creator, Writer Hong, who is retelling the original trilogy in an artful new way. It adds in bits about Luke’s childhood, Uncle Owen struggling, and deleted scenes.
If I haven't missed something this is telling us that the webtoon is Canon, right? Jaewade (talk) 00:56, April 18, 2015 (UTC)
It's definitely official so you can make the page for the webtoon, but before you start treating it as canon and adding the story info and appearances to article's I'd wait for the greenlight from one of the admins. Ayrehead02 (talk) 01:07, April 18, 2015 (UTC)
OK, I'll start writing some info in my workspace first. Thanks for advice everybody! Jaewade (talk) 01:35, April 18, 2015 (UTC)
Okay, so I see pictures and pages are being added now, so I would assume that's a greenlight on Appearances as well? Because adding pages and pictures is the same as treating it as canon. ProfessorTofty (talk) 13:40, April 18, 2015 (UTC)
Its canonicity is pretty much confirmed, it it not? --LelalMekha (talk) 13:42, April 18, 2015 (UTC)