If you didn’t happen to hear, the biggest franchises in the galaxy, had its semi-annual (it jumps around sometimes) event extravaganza this past weekend. The Star Wars Celebration is always a giant happening, with panels, exclusive toys and numerous announcements pertaining to films, television and now theme parks. Amidst the flurry of news surrounding The Rise of Skywalker movie and The Mandalorian series, animation fans had reason to be excited, as well. Namely, a new trailer for the seventh season of Star Wars:The Clone Wars was unveiled. Take a look.
There’s a lot to be excited about here. Mace Windu in action. Commander Rex. Darth Maul, this universe’s most unkillable character, engaging in a rather epic duel. Glimpses of The Siege of Mandalore. The majority of footage is (as it rightfully should) on the return of a fan favorite: Ahsoka Tano.
More than any other character in the past decade, who hasn’t been featured in a movie, Ahsoka has developed a huge following. Understandably so, as the former Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, has a legend that couldn’t be contained by just one show. After leaving the Jedi Order at the end of Clone Wars‘ season 5, she popped up on sister series, Rebels, which takes place years into the future. Set before those events, season 7 finds Ahsoka traversing the lower levels of Courasant. Eventually she reunites with Anakin and is even given a new troop of clones, who bare her facial markings on their helmet. We’re not sure what leads to this development, but it is enough to choke up ardent fans, nevertheless.
The Clone Wars has always been an interesting slice of the Star Wars universe, even since its inception. Partially due to events taking place between Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith. Though a 2D micro-series shares the name, the big Clone Wars series began airing back in 2008, on Cartoon Network. After a largely panned film, which served as an introduction, the show quickly developed a cult following. In 2013, Luscasfilm pulled the plug on their CN contract, after being bought up by Disney. In the process leaving many fans distraught, without a proper resolution. Netflix, as they’re wont to do, swooped in to help release the last batch of 13 episodes, dubbed “The Lost Missions”, to North America. Now it finally comes back home, with the final season set to premiere exclusively on Disney+.
What do you think of the trailer? Are you excited to finally see a proper close to this storied run? What characters are you looking forward to seeing, one final time? Did any of you watch Rebels? Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments. This will be a bitter sweet ending to the show, that helped usher in a new era of Star Wars TV shows. For that reason along, we couldn’t be happier. We’ll keep you up to date on all things Clone Wars and Star Wars related, once we know more.