Lucasfilm ending CLONE WARS, starts new STAR WARS series

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They’re pulling an Avengers Assemble.

Now under Disney, Lucasfilm has been making more decisions regarding Star Wars and it’s direction than I think since it’s establishment.  One of the topics people have been wondering about has been the issue of Clone Wars.  Where does it stand?  We know now.

It’s ending.  And that’s not a bad thing.

After 5 seasons, and guessing from this statement, Clone Wars is moving to Disney XD to finish up the series.  It had to end at some point as Clone Wars takes place between a finite amount ot time between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.  But it’ll at least go out on top. Clone Wars is a show that proved a lot of people wrong in quality, and for many, was the redeeming value of the prequels.

What’s going to replace it is the real question.  Will it be 2d? (not likely)  Most importantly, when will it take place.  If we’re not getting an Old Republic movie,  we might be getting an Old Republic animated series?  Or perhaps a bounty hunter show?  Who knows?  As long as they don’t copy the look of Clone Wars, and not because I didn’t like it, but because I want to see something different, I’ll gladly watch.

On a side note, the Seth Green produced Star Wars Detours has been ‘postponed”  I’m going to go out on limb and say that it’s axed before it even hit the small screen.  We might see a DVD or something of it some time down the future.  But I’m thinking that many Star Wars fans aren’t mourning the loss of Detours.

Here’s the statement from Lucasfilm about the whole thing.

A New Direction for Lucasfilm Animation

As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come.

As part of this shift, we have also made some key decisions affecting Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours.

After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series. While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we’re continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content. In the video below, Supervising Director Dave Filoni offers a peek of what is to come in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

At Star Wars Celebration VI last year, George Lucas gave fans a glimpse at the animated comedy series Star Wars Detours from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Todd Grimes. Detours was conceived and produced before we decided to move forward with the new Star Wars trilogy, and in the wake of that decision, Lucasfilm has reconsidered whether launching an animated comedy prior to the launch of Episode VII makes sense. As a result, we’ve decided to postpone the release of Detours until a later date.

We are incredibly proud of the teams at Lucasfilm Animation for creating some of the most amazing animation ever produced for TV. Keep checking StarWars.com for new developments on these and future projects.

 

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