During it’s initial run, trailers for each of The Clone Wars‘ seasons were always rather exciting and impressive. The above trailer for the “Lost Missions” definitely continues the trend, holding some tantalizing images for what looks to be some rather revelatory episodes. Netflix will be hosting these episodes, and the entire series and debut movie, starting March 7th.
The bonus content we’ve been promised for quite some time is set to arrive on Netflix next month and with it the entire series of The Clone Wars, including director cuts of episodes and the feature film which released prior to the show’s launch. Announced in the wee hours this morning, this news comes hot on the Ewok heels of Germany’s Super RTL getting to air the first of the “Lost Missions” this Saturday, the 15th, which you can see a trailer for one of the arcs here (via TheWookieeGunner). Now your friends don’t have to borrow your Blu-Rays/DVDs of The Clone Wars to catch up, as they can just add it to their list of great shows to binge watch on Netflix.
It was shocking enough that Darth Maul even returned after his bisection from Obi-Wan Kenobi back in Ep. I, but after The Clone Wars was cancelled his rather amazing story was left tantalizingly unfinished. Thankfully, Maul’s final arc on The Clone Wars show will see the light of day, albeit in the unexpected form of a 4-part comic series based on the unproduced screenplays. Read more
Back in May, The Clone Wars received an impressive 7 Emmy nominations. The show deserved to win all of them, but was still able to snag two: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program (David Tennant)! Below is the acceptance speech for the Outstanding Special Class Animated Program win. Read more
USA Today has an exclusive clip of some of the upcoming bonus content from The Clone Wars! Link
There’s also a great interview with Dave Filoni on what’s to come! Click on the link above to check it all out! And be sure to share your wants and opinions regarding The Clone Wars bonus content in our forums!
While the future of Clone Wars is a bit hazy, it’s less so for Filoni: He will be continuing on at Lucasfilm “for the foreseeable future” with responsibilities primarily in the animation realm, he says. Filoni is also respected outside of the company because of his respect for the stories he loved as a child raised on the original trilogy.
“I’m able to give a lot back to fans because I’m a big fan myself and I know how important it is to feel that the people behind these things really care about it, and I do. The fans have realized that about me,” Filoni says.
We all knew this day would come eventually, but for many, perhaps not this soon. The Clone Wars, as we know it, is done. Here’s the Lucasfilm press release: Link
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.
It seems that there will be at least some final content from The Clone Wars slated for a future release. In what form? We don’t know. Perhaps they’ll hold screenings across the country as they did for the Savage Opress arc. Or maybe straight-to-DVD/Blu-ray releases.
Many fans are upset about this breaking development, but consider: The Clone Wars era can only go so far. I can’t imagine this series lasting more than another season. We may not be getting an entire season on television, but at least we’re getting something. (See the video above for what might be in store.) Most cancelled shows don’t have options. Personally, I’d be happy if the show ended now, on a somewhat happy note. The absolute end of the Clone Wars era is not a pleasant one, as we all know.
As far as Detours, the future looks bleak. Shame that the producers of the show went to all that trouble to promote Detours at Celebration VI, only to have it shelved a few months later. But again, television is an unpredictable beast.
It has been a great run for The Clone Wars. The series truly became a legend among the rest. But what really made it special was the PR from Lucasfilm. They treated their TCW fans like family in so many ways. That will never be forgotten.
To all the voice actors that made The Clone Wars spectacular: Thank You.
To Dave Filoni and the rest of the production team: Thank You.
The folks behind The Clone Wars are renowned for their fan accessibility, and now they’ve taken it to a whole new level! Read on to find out how to interact with some of your favorite The Clone Wars stars!
Obi-Wan Kenobi. Duchess Satine. Darth Maul. Savage Opress. And another certain Sith Lord. Saturday’s episode of The Clone Wars, “The Lawless,” will change the show forever. To mark the occasion, Lucasfilm is excited to announce The Clone Wars Google Hangout — the first ever official Star Wars Google Hangout — taking place this Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 a.m. PST. Featuring The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni, Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), and Sam Witwer (Darth Maul), fans will get the chance to connect with the cast and creators of the hit series like never before. They’ll also get an exclusive first look at next week’s installment of The Clone Wars, “Sabotage,” along with other surprises.
Fans with Google+ profiles can RSVP for the event now; hashtag #CloneWarsHangout will be used to ask questions and interact live during the Hangout. Lucasfilm’s own Pablo Hidalgo and Hollywood.com’s Christian Blauvelt will moderate the discussion, and a live stream of the event will be open to everyone at youtube.com/starwars.
Tune in to “The Lawless” this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on Cartoon Network, and then join the The Clone Wars Hangout to get your questions answered. Secrets will be revealed, and it will be a day long-remembered!
Dave Filoni recently updated his Facebook page with this stunning image: The official emblem of the 104th Wolf Pack! Link
I’d like to give a shout-out to all the clone troopers out there who have been representing the 104th Battalion (Wolf Pack).
Specifically, the West Coast Wolfpack and the 104th Wolfpack, Florida. I’m glad you have been inspired by those characters and I appreciate the amazing effort and attention to detail you put into your costumes.
I wanted to post here, for the first time ever, the actual emblem of the 104th Wolf Pack. I designed it myself and this is the original logo created for use in the series.
The Wolfpack is a clone trooper squad in the Republic’s 104th Battalion that serves under Jedi General Plo Koon and Clone Commander Wolffe.
Starting with the episode Heroes On Both Sides, we’ll see a new, more familiar look for the main characters of The Clone Wars. The changes reflect the passing of time, and will bring a familiarity to the characters as events creep ever nearer to the events of Revenge of the Sith. We’ll see changes, not only for the characters pictured, but also for Chancellor Palpatine, Count Dooku, and Asajj Ventress.
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