In a recent convention appearance, Daniel Logan, the voice of Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, revealed the true reason behind the show’s cancellation.
During the appearance, Logan talked a bit about the series and some of the unaired episodes that would have featured his character. Alas these episodes have yet to see completion as Disney pulled the plug on Star Wars: The Clone Wars in 2013. And according to Logan, it was because the show was too graphic for Disney’s liking:
Disney, they cancelled it, I think it was getting a little too graphic — actually, it was getting really graphic. Boba was doing some really, really cool stuff. He started actually becoming a bounty hunter.
Logan continued by saying that “at the time, it was just too graphic, I think, for what Disney was used to.” The actor then talked a bit about the episodes featuring his character that were not used and his initial reaction to The Clone Wars cancellation:
We’d actually recorded seven episodes that didn’t get aired,” Logan said, pointing to an unfinished episode that would have pit Fett against Cad Bane. So there was so many episodes that was coming up, and Boba was just doing some really cool stuff. I don’t cry, but I started tearing up when I saw some of these episodes and what I was doing. So we actually recorded them… yeah, that’s all that’s left. They might come back, you never know.
Such a reaction on Disney’s part seems rather odd. This is a series after all that is quite literally about intergalactic wars between various factions with magical sword fighters leading the charge. In fact, since Disney took over the property, the franchise has featured two feature length films that have featured huge numbers of graphic deaths and high levels of destruction on screen. So the fact that Disney would cancel The Clone Wars over this seems rather odd. But at the very least, they seemed to have learned the error of their ways.
Earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con, a new trailer for the show was revealed, showing us that a new and likely final season for The Clone Wars was in the works and would be debuting sometime in 2019. Whether or not it will feature any of the unfinished Boba Fett episodes, however, is unknown.
What do you all make of this? Do you think Disney canceled the show because it was getting to violent? Let us know what you think in the comments below!