Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Reporting in for another tour of duty.
In a jaw-dropping announcement during Thursday morning’s Clone Wars panel at San Diego Comic-Con, supervising director Dave Filoni revealed the beloved CG-animated series is getting a revival to complete the series after its unceremonious cancellation in 2013.
This will take viewers back to the time of the prequels with Anakin and Obi-Wan still fighting side by side and of course the return of fan favorite Ahsoka Tano.
The somewhat sneaky, non-Hall H panel was presented as a reflective 10-year-anniversary celebration of the series with Filoni and special guests to honor the show’s original run from October 2008 – March 2014; and without major Star Wars presence elsewhere during the convention weekend, it seemed likely the panel would strictly focus on celebrating the past.
However, at the end of the panel came the big reveal. Fans were shown a new trailer and a graphic featuring the hashtag “#CloneWarsSaved,” leading to a standing ovation from the crowd.
The CGI animated television series, created by George Lucas, explores the three-year period between Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith with familiar characters like Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, Darth Maul and Yoda — while introducing some new fan favorites, like Ahsoka Tano, Cad Bane, Captain Rex and more.
Notable voice talent on the original series included Timeless star Matt Lanter as Anakin, Tim Curry as Chancellor Palpatine and Darth Sidious, as well as Star Wars live-action, stars Ahmed Best and Anthony Daniels reprising their roles as Jar Jar Binks and C-3PO, respectively.
For those who missed out (or ignored, like me) the first time Clone Wars was around, now is the opportunity to go back catch up and get ready to return to the prequel timeline of the Star Wars Universe.