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Monday, March 11, 2013

The Future of Star Wars The Clone Wars



By Dave Bouressa

For quite some time, people have been questioning the future of Star Wars: The Clone Wars since the Disney buy-out of Lucasfilm, and fans have gone to every conspiracy theory known the man. Information and mis-information is everywhere on the web, and Lucasfilm has been eerily quiet on the entire topic. Until today...

From Starwars.com:

As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come.

As part of this shift, we have also made some key decisions affecting Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours.

After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series. While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we're continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content. In the video below, Supervising Director Dave Filoni offers a peek of what is to come in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

At Star Wars Celebration VI last year, George Lucas gave fans a glimpse at the animated comedy series Star Wars Detours from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Todd Grimes. Detours was conceived and produced before we decided to move forward with the new Star Wars trilogy, and in the wake of that decision, Lucasfilm has reconsidered whether launching an animated comedy prior to the launch of Episode VII makes sense. As a result, we've decided to postpone the release of Detours until a later date.

We are incredibly proud of the teams at Lucasfilm Animation for creating some of the most amazing animation ever produced for TV. Keep checking StarWars.com for new developments on these and future projects.


There you have it ladies and gentlemen. You can all relax now. Unfortunately, that does put a damper on some "Star Wars Detours" plans, but I'd be willing to wait on that series, at the risk of Star Wars "overload".


Be sure to check out Supervising Director, Dave Filoni, has to say about the future of The Clone Wars. And be sure to check out this incredible clip from the once named "Season 6"!


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Spoilers:
-Admiral Trench is back, and he is pretty f'd up. 
-Tup straight up murders a Jedi!
-We see the return of Fives

After two seasons, we finally get to see Admiral Trench and how his last encounter with Anakin Skywalker messed him up forever. I love the cybernetic robot feel. If the spider-vibe wasn't enough to freak people out, how about a robot spider?

Also, could Tup's "Good soldiers follow orders..." be a pre-Order 66 trance? Although I would love to see where they go with that, I have never been a fan of the theory that the clones were "programmed" to subconsciously follow that order. I was under the belief that it was just a military order saying "The Jedi have tried to take over. Stop them at all costs". 

Regardless, we have official confirmation. So to all of you with your letters, and your petitions, I appreciate the effort but you can stop now.


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