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Filoni Speaks!

By Robert T. Trate     March 11, 2013
Source: Lucasfilm/ Star Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars has wrapped its fifth season. No one expected the season to end like that. It was one for the Jedi Holocrons. A lot of news and rumors have been buzzing around the net that The Clone Wars will be cancelled and not wrap up its story. Star Wars and Lucasfilm have released a special message from Dave Filoni, supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, addressing the issue. Filoni also gives us a preview of things to come. Hence, “it ain’t over yet”. 


Official Press Release: 

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.


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axia777 3/11/2013 11:53:23 AM

 Who thinks Ahsoka is going to die? Who thinks she will bail and escape from Order 66? Who thinks she might turn to the Dark Side?

ElBaz13 3/11/2013 11:59:27 AM

I think she dies and will be one of Anakin's breaking points.


lazarus 3/11/2013 12:32:24 PM

I am with El Baz, I will go further and say I think she ends up turning more against the Order, not necessaryly dark side, but that forces Anakin to have to hunt her down and kill her. THAT is something that would drive him darker.

iceknight52 3/11/2013 12:50:45 PM

Spoiler Alert

I think due to her popularity that when she walks away from the order that she actually saves her own life. This is also just one more character that leaves Anakin's life to force him further from the Jedis and closer to the Darkside. This action will keep her off the Empire's radar when order 66 comes and depending on a Twi' lek's life span might give Disney a character or offspring to build off of in the next three movies.

monkeyfoot 3/11/2013 12:55:05 PM

I didn't watch this series when it started out but for the past 21/2 years I've loved it.  I hope they put together a movie special that concludes everything for the series. Can't wait to see what CG animated series they will come up in its place.

Lucas was opposed to doing close to human animation because he thought you might as well do it live action then. But it would now be great to do a Knights of the Old Republic TV show or straight to DVD movie in the style of the game trailers.

Still want an Indiana Jones animated series voice by Harrison Ford, too.


millean 3/11/2013 1:03:48 PM

I bet Ahsoka kills Anakin.  :)

SarcasticCaveman 3/11/2013 1:04:07 PM

 I also think she escapes Order 66 and remains in hiding...although, iceknight...I'm not proud that I'm geek enough to know this, but she is actually Togruta, not Twi' lek...Wookiepedia actually says they have a Twi' lek appearance, but they are different species.  

SarcasticCaveman 3/11/2013 1:05:19 PM

 I personally would like to see an animated series set between Return of the Jedi and Episode VII...even more ground to cover and more time to explore.

redvector 3/11/2013 1:38:31 PM

I'm willing to bet that this time period "untouched" by previous movies or TV series will be the Old Republic era. What's more I think that this move has been telegraphed by Lego's release of models based off of ships in the games. It makes sense given the game's popularity.

lazarus 3/11/2013 2:00:44 PM

So how much if this is Disney now saying they want the Clone Wars on their network since they own it now?

This is one of the highest rated shows for CN, it would make NO sense to not continue it.

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