Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which aired from 2008 until 2013 on Cartoon Network, is celebrating its 10th anniversary during San Diego Comic-Con this week. At the anniversary panel, executive producer Dave Filoni had quite the surprise for guests. He broke news of Star Wars The Clone Wars returning to television.
The announcement was accompanied by a brand new trailer solidifying the news. Within it, some of our favorite Clone Troopers are name dropped, including Rex, Fives, and Echo. It begins with dialogue from prior episodes set to a panning shot showing dozens of Clone Trooper helmets lined up in two rows. Enemy fire is getting closer and closer as the dialogue continues, before finally a direct shot ominously blows them all away.
We then cut to new footage, which eventually settles upon Obi Wan and Anakin Skywalker approaching Rex. “What’s so important?” Anakin asks. A hologram of Anakin’s former padawan, Ahsoka Tano, then turns to face Skywalker, saying “Hello Master, it’s been a while.”
Star Wars The Clone Wars returning is a huge deal to fans of the series. For years fans have been tweeting Disney, Lucasfilm and Filoni with the hashtag #SaveTheCloneWars. It meant a lot to Filoni as his series was canceled prematurely. Thus he and his team ended today’s trailer with the hashtag #CloneWarsSaved.
No timetable has been placed on the series’ return. But Disney and Lucasfilm did confirm that Star Wars The Clone Wars would call Disney’s upcoming streaming service home. The show will get a fresh 12 episode run that will follow the show’s story after Ahsoka decided to leave the Jedi order.
The announcement of Star Wars The Clone Wars returning is a fantastic beginning to this year’s San Diego Comic Con. We’re excited to see what lies ahead as the event progresses, and as news breaks, we’ll have all the big happenings for you here.