Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Sam Witwer revealed what George Lucas thinks of the final season of the Disney Plus series.
As Star Wars: The Clone Wars nears the end of its final season, voice actor Sam Witwer spoke to Star Wars Holocron about voicing Darth Maul and also revealed what George Lucas thinks about the last 12 episodes of the animated series. The star explained that the creator has been giving plenty of positive feedback to writer and director Dave Filoni and that the show has a “special place” in his heart. Witwer also mentioned that the ideas that Lucas fed down to Filoni make their way into every aspect of the series.
“George [Lucas] has been calling Dave and giving him nice little comments on the episodes. I really, really hope we get some positive feedback from the maker himself when this comes out. This show has such a special place in George’s heart. He was so happy when he was making this show, and we were so happy to be implementing it for him… You really did just get a directive from George, and that directive got discussed and translated by Dave Filoni, and then it went right to the actors, animators, lighters, everything. It just got done.”
Witwer went on to discuss the final arc of the show, explaining that it feels “pure” because Lucas produced it. He also mentioned that hearing how much the creator likes the series means a lot to him. The last four episodes of The Clone Wars see Ahsoka Tano fight Darth Maul on Mandalore alongside her own batallion of troopers, and the star mentioned that he’s hoping Lucas enjoys the finale since it ends the entire series.
“That’s the fun of watching the Siege of Mandalore, because it just feels pure in its intention… It’s so cool that this is the last George Lucas produced Star Wars. The last Star Wars that has George’s fingerprints on it. I truly loved to hear that George was reacting well to [the final season of The Clone Wars]. And I’m happy to hear that he likes how Clone Wars is going so far this season and I really hope he likes our finale because that’s where it all counts.”
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Here is the synopsis for the latest Clone Wars episode:
Ahsoka Tano reaches out to Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi seeking assistance to secure the capture of longtime adversary and former Sith Lord Maul, but the news of Grievous’ attack on Coruscant and Palpatine’s capture forces a difficult decision for the Jedi
Created by George Lucas, with Dave Filoni as executive producer/supervising director, 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 is currently streaming on Disney Plus, with new episodes available every Friday.
Source: Star Wars Holocron