StarWars.com has released an official story about the eventual fate of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the animated series from Lucasfilm Animation, as well as the postponement of another animated series, Star Wars Detours.
Lucasfilm, and Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, are letting their fans know that The Clone Wars Series will be winding down, as there are already episodes that have been completed for the next season. With these episodes, you’ll find, as Filoni states on the video accompanying the story, “some of the most important story arcs are still coming your way.” He elaborates by saying, “there are still some gaps in there, things that are really crucial to the overall story arc of the Star Wars Universe that we need to finish off and tell you. They are the best episodes that my crew has ever committed to screen.”
We don’t have any details about where and when we will get to see the episodes that finish The Clone Wars series. We only know that they will be coming. Stay tuned to ToonBarn for details.
Here’s what the Lucasfilm story says about Star Wars Detours:
“Star Wars Detours, from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Todd Grimes, 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.”
Seth Green has spoken to his fans about the Detours show. Here is a quote from his Twitter Feed on March 11, 2013, after the Lucasfilm story was posted:
“As you may know, Detours is on hold while Lucasfilm focuses on the new Star Wars films. Don’t fear, you’ll see it when the timing’s right.”
There is plenty of mixed reaction to the news about both animated shows on Twitter, as well as other mediums of instant communication. The news traveled fast.
— DisneyJedi727 (@disneyjedi727) March 11, 2013
— Mike SixEight (@MikeSixEight) March 11, 2013
The Clone Wars is the corner of the Star Wars universe that grabbed me more than anything else. It changed my love of the saga to obsession.
— Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) March 11, 2013
Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end…
— Consetta Parker (@parkerpublicist) March 11, 2013
There was speculation for months about how The Clone Wars would end, and even more as the final episode of Season 5 saw Ahsoka Tano walk away from the Jedi Order. Now, as we saw a preview on the StarWars.com story of what is still to come on The Clone Wars animated series, we are intrigued by a Clone Trooper that seems to be overcome by his “Order 66” programming, and this shows us how right Dave Filoni was about how good the end of the series will be. I, for one, will be glad to see the series end on a high note, where the best episodes will occur at the tail end.
If anything can be gathered from these official announcements from Lucasfilm, it is this:
With all of the focus on Episode VII, you can bet that the Star Wars Universe that we know and love will be in good hands, and the stories we have yet to see will be well worth the wait.
May The Force Be With You!