Thursday at Comic Con during the 10th anniversary panel for the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars a massive surprise was announced that no one saw coming.
Dave Filoni at San Diego Comic-Con announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be returning with 12 all-new episodes on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service. Filoni, who was the show’s Supervising Director during its original run, will resume that role once again.
The 12 new episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series run, which explored the events that took place after Attack of the Clones, but before Revenge of the Sith. The series will see the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and of course fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano along with Captain Rex.
George Lucas originally created Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2008.
First I want to apologize for being a little late posting about this particular news. I’ve taken some time off from my real job this week so I would have the time to focus on everything that comes out of SDCC. At the last second I decided to take a quick (get-away) trip with my wife and then this drops.
I have to say that I’m very excited that Lucasfilm and Dave Filoni are giving the show a proper conclusion, but you could also argue the real conclusion to this story is in “Revenge of the Sith”.
I’ve seen every episode of “The Clone Wars”, including the “Lost Episodes” that were only released to Netflix after Disney canceled the show. There were a lot of episodes I liked and plenty I wasn’t a fan of, but overall I liked the series.
Below is part of a interview that the wonderful people over at StarWars.com did with Dave Filoni about The Clone Wars returning.
To you personally, what does it mean to get to finish it?
“Personally, it’s very rewarding. Any opportunity to put the final pieces of the story in place is meaningful as a storyteller. I’m happy for the opportunity to define these things and the end of this part of the Clone War. It also makes me reflect on all the people that I got to work with over the years. It reinforces the things I learned from George. It reminds me of the important elements that go into making Star Wars. So, it’s nice on several levels, and I think for the crew that’s still here that worked on Clone Wars, they feel that, as well.”
What do you think it is, 10 years later now, that made this show resonate so much with people, and made it stick with them, and gave it the strength to come back?
“I think the variety of stories was a big part of it. You also can’t underestimate how important it was that so many people grew up with the show. Clone Wars was a piece of Star Wars that older fans might have, initially, not taken seriously because it was animated, but that wasn’t a barrier for kids. They loved the clones and identified with them. Ahsoka gave kids a character that was like them — someone their age that was experiencing life’s challenges and learning along the way. Plus, having a new episode each week really allowed us to explore what was going on with the new and legacy characters in a dynamic way, including Anakin and Obi-Wan. I think the stories left an indelible impression and, of course, George knew it would. He always knew.”
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