Longtime Star Wars: The Clone Wars producer Dave Filoni has teased a sense of conclusion for the show’s upcoming final season.
This history of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series is a bit of a rocky one. The whole series started out as a poorly reviewed theatrical animated film that served as the starting point for the animated show. Even then it is generally agreed upon that The Clone Wars series wasn’t very good until the later seasons. But in it’s time it was well-received by fans and considered to be one of the better things to take place in the prequel era of the Star Wars Universe. Unfortunately, the show was one of the casualties of the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and was canceled after it’s 5th season and despite a brief resurrection on Netflix for a 6th season, the show never concluded in the way that producers like Dave Filoni intended. But now this will soon change.
In April of 2019, it was officially announced that a 7th and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be released on Disney+. While speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Dave Filoni, a longtime producer of The Clone Wars series, spoke at length about the return of the series. Since Star Wars: The Clone Wars ended, Dave Filoni has made a name for himself as one of the creative drives behind the various Star Wars television shows, serving as a co-creator on series like Star Wars: Rebels and Star Wars: Resistance and serving as an executive producer on The Mandalorian. But when it came to The Clone Wars Dave Filoni knew he had to give the series a sense of a conclusion:
“I tried to do things that honored what we had been doing on this series when I was working with George [Lucas]. At the same time, I knew this had to have a sense of completion.”
Later on Dave Filoni talked about the conclusion of Ahsoka Tano’s own story arc:
“It’s really the backbone [of the Star Wars saga]. It’s that personal journey. [We saw that] with Luke Skywalker, and we’ve seen Rey going on this journey. But for me now with Ahsoka, she’s been the student Jedi the whole time, and she’s finally being challenged by what she will do with her knowledge and her training and her abilities when faced with the ultimate test — which is what you’ll see at the end of Clone Wars here.”
He then went on to tease additional information regarding Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and how the storyline eventually gets there:
“We always knew that it ends with the third film. There’s no escaping that. It’s this inevitability. We know what happens [but] you don’t know precisely how it happens.”
What do you all make of Dave Filoni’s comments? Do you think that Star Wars: The Clone Wars needed a final season? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for Dave Filoni’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars follows the Republic’s clone army in their struggle against Count Dooku’s Separatist forces, and features fan-favorite characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, and Darth Maul.
Created by George Lucas, with Dave Filoni as executive producer/supervising director, Star Wars: The Clone Wars stars Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex and the clone troopers, James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan, and Sam Witwer as Maul.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on February 21, 2020.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe