Wow! In a surprise announcement at Comic-Con, Lucasfilm announced at the 10-year anniversary Clone Wars panel that Star Wars: The Clone Wars was coming back! That right! The classic Star Wars series has been revived and supervising director Dave Filoni said that it will complete the series after it was canceled back in 2013. I don’t know about you, but this is freakin’ exciting!
The big announcement also comes with an awesome trailer for the revival that you can watch below! It shows us where the story will pick up from. The revival will also consist of 12 new episodes. When talking about the return of the series to StarWars.com, Filoni said:
“Personally, it’s very rewarding. Any opportunity to put the final pieces of the story in place is meaningful as a storyteller. I’m happy for the opportunity to define these things and the end of this part of the Clone War. It also makes me reflect on all the people that I got to work with over the years. It reinforces the things I learned from George. It reminds me of the important elements that go into making Star Wars. So, it’s nice on several levels, and I think for the crew that’s still here that worked on Clone Wars, they feel that, as well.”
He goes on to say:
“I think the variety of stories was a big part of it. You also can’t underestimate how important it was that so many people grew up with the show. Clone Wars was a piece of Star Wars that older fans might have, initially, not taken seriously because it was animated, but that wasn’t a barrier for kids. They loved the clones and identified with them. Ahsoka gave kids a character that was like them — someone their age that was experiencing life’s challenges and learning along the way. Plus, having a new episode each week really allowed us to explore what was going on with the new and legacy characters in a dynamic way, including Anakin and Obi-Wan. I think the stories left an indelible impression and, of course, George knew it would. He always knew.”
Now, watch the trailer and let us know what you think of this surprise news!