As bright as the future of 'Star Wars' might seem with its (at least) five new movies on the way, that future will always be dimmed by the cancellation of Cartoon Network's CGI epic 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.' Admittedly, the series went through a meaty 5 seasons, but its unexpected shelving left a number of already-produced arcs on the cutting room floor, and a number of unanswered questions. Fortunately, you can get a new taste of one of the unreleased stories right now!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Little over a month ago 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' fans were dismayed to learn that Disney had effectively shuttered production on Cartoon Network's long-running series, despite unfinished arcs and a number of episodes already in production. Even as supervising director Dave Filoni remains with the franchise overall, new reports suggest that unfinished material from 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars would have addressed a major 'Star Wars' mystery that had bugged fans for years. Get the inside scoop on what we might still see inside!
A few weeks ago, 'Star Wars' fans were dismayed to learn that Disney's purchase of the billion-dollar franchise had claimed its first victim, and that long-running animated series 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' was to shut down production before wrapping up its ongoing saga. Now, following the most recent shutdown we've learned that at least one aspect of 'The Clone Wars' will live on, and supervising director Dave Filoni will develop the next 'Star Wars' animated series. Get the latest details on the future of 'Star Wars' inside!
We felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' fans suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Indeed 'Star Wars' fans likely knew that Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm could have some unique consequences with regard to the existing TV properties, most notably Cartoon Network's acclaimed 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.' Now, it seems Disney has decided to pull the plug on 'Clone Wars' and shelve existing plans for Seth Green's 'Star Wars: Detours,' but is there a new hope on the horizon yet?
Easy fanboys, it's not what you think. We've been hearing a lot of cross-franchise pollination over the past week, particularly since Disney shelled out $4.05 billion for the rights to 'Star Wars,' effectively placing Pixar, Marvel and a galaxy far, far away under the same roof. That collection may grow in the future, but for now, Doctor Who (David Tennant)'s upcoming appearance on 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is strictly voiceover. Find out who the former Doctor plays inside!
Understandably, the buzz behind 'Star Wars' exploded through culture this week with news of Disney's mammoth purchase of the franchise, and eventual continuation of the movie saga that began the legendary series. Yet, through all that movie news and speculation, relatively little attention has fallen to TV, wherein 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' has been making waves for the last four years. Now that Disney owns the rights to the franchise, will they opt to continue with the long-running Cartoon Network series? Could Disney simply put the program on one of its networks, or scrap it entirely?
With all the new details of 'Star Wars' TV flying around the galaxy these days, from the TV shows that will never happen, to the ones that unfortunately will, it's easy to forget how uncompromisingly awesome 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' has become. Now heading into its fifth season (of a supposedly three year period, don't ask) the latest trailer for 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' will make many a fanboy squeal, even if they don't know what they're looking at.
Now, we'd never besmirch the good name of the 'Star Wars' movies. At least three of them, anyway. But is it us, or does 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' come closer and closer to blowing them out of the water with every season? Whether increasingly dark, or wildly stretching continuity, 'Clone Wars' makes us forget all about that purported live action 'Star Wars' TV series everyone keeps going on about. Want to see why?