Lucasfilm has done the unthinkable!
At the 10th anniversary celebration of Star Wars: The Clone Wars at San Diego Comic Con, Dave Filoni announced that the fan-favorite animated series will be returning to fans everywhere on Disney’s streaming service. The new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will have 12 all-new episodes.
For many of us, this news is completely shocking. The Clone Wars is most known for never being completed after running for five seasons. With the story never finding its conclusion, there was little hope that we would ever really know what happened at the end of The Clone Wars.
I was one of the fans that never really understood why it was so essential to watch The Clone Wars. However, for many people, this animated series turned into their gateway into the Star Wars Universe at large. Dave Filoni spoke further about how essential the stories told in the series connected with fans and how they were able to build upon the legacy already established by Star Wars:
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.
Make sure you check out the official trailer below and also make sure you check out the brand new poster revealed at the panel today.