You might’ve seen this hashtag recently posted online and been confused, but #CloneWarsSaved was big news at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. In fact, it even shocked the moderator of the panel, as this was one of the biggest surprise announcements in recent memory at the convention. The show’s creator, Dave Filoni (also co-creator on “Star Wars: Rebels” and the upcoming "Star Wars: Resistance") announced that, after getting abruptly canceled five years ago after Disney purchased Lucasfilm, “Clone Wars” will be returning to finish the story. Below is the trailer that has been getting rousing support since its release:
While “Clone Wars” originally ran on Cartoon Network and was really a show for kids, they snuck in a lot of good storytelling and Expanded Universe things that adult fans love, as well as the fact that it actually showed us the war we pretty much missed between the prequel films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. When Disney acquired the rights to the Star Wars property, “Clone Wars” became one of the many casualties that Disney got rid of; however, unlike much of the Expanded Universe, “Clone Wars” still stayed canon, with Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice and fan favorite Ahsoka Tano continuing some of her storyline in “Rebels” and a book by E.K. Johnston simply titled Star Wars: Ahsoka.
What we know so far from the trailer is that this will definitely be as close to Revenge of the Sith anybody can get, as Anakin and Obi-Wan’s appearances resemble that of theirs in the final prequel film much more than they did during the initial run of the “Clone Wars” series. Now that it is getting a seventh and definitive final season, consisting of 12 episodes, expect the show to have a more focused overarching storyline following the final battle of the Clone Wars, the Siege of Mandalore. It will premiere sometime in 2019 on Disney’s still-untitled and upcoming streaming service.
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- Kevin Donaldson, YH Contributing Writer