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Saturday, July 21, 2018

SDCC 2018: Clone Wars Returns!


STAR WARS: The Clone Wars
Reporting in for another tour of duty
[Source: Yahoo!] There’s another “Star Wars” TV show on its way to expand the franchise, but this is one fans thought had already become one with the Force.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Executive Producer Dave Filoni announced “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is making a comeback. The announcement came during the 10-year anniversary panel looking back at the show, and included a new trailer teasing where the story will pick up.

You can watch the trailer for the new episodes of the series above.
As StarWars.com detailed, “Clone Wars” is getting 12 new episodes, all of which will stream on Disney’s new proprietary streaming service — which means fans will have to pay for a new subscription to see the continuation of the “Clone Wars” story.

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” was a beloved animated series that filled in the gaps of what happened to the characters of the “Star Wars” prequels between “Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” It heavily featured the exploits of Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and his Padawan apprentice, Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor), as well as a group of the Republic clone troopers fighting in the war against the Separatists.

The series ran for five seasons before it was canceled after Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, with much of the story left unfinished. Parts were picked up later in the animated series “Star Wars: Rebels,” which takes place much closer to “Episode IV: A New Hope” in the overall “Star Wars” saga — that movie is set 19 years after the events of “Revenge of the Sith.” Both Ahsoka and Anakin, as Darth Vader, make appearances in “Rebels,” as does Obi-Wan, who by this point is hiding out on Tatooine and watching over a young Luke Skywalker.
At the end of “The Clone Wars,” Ahsoka had just left the Jedi Order. As the trailer shows, it looks like some time has passed since then, but Anakin and his apprentice are set to be reunited with both old and new friends. Undoubtedly, the new episodes will do a better job bridging the gap between the prequel stories and elements like “Rebels” and the original trilogy. Right now, fans are left waiting for more information — specifically when the new “Clone Wars” episodes will be available.

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