It Was Important for George Lucas to Give the Clones Identities Because ‘Clones Are People’ Too on ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ahsoka stands with clones from her 332nd Company after they captured Maul,

It’s occurring: Order 66 goes down in Episode 11 of The Clone Wars. Whether it severely damage you otherwise you’re already numb to ache, it’s nonetheless a monumental scenario. Fans are lastly capable of see Dave Filoni and George Lucas’ imaginative and prescient for this closing arc come to life and formally hyperlink The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith collectively by this single occasion, which was the plan the entire time. And the explanation it damage so badly to observe from this viewpoint was actually that followers knew the Clone troopers so effectively. And that was executed on objective by George Lucas. 

Ahsoka stands with clones from her 332nd Company after they captured Maul, 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.'
Ahsoka stands with clones from her 332nd Company after they captured Maul, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ | Disney+

George Lucas mentioned that clones “are people,” not simply troopers 

In a latest episode of The Star Wars Show on YouTube, Filoni — the present supervising director and govt producer of The Clone Wars — and Lucas sat down to speak in regards to the present. One query touched on how the clones every turned their very own id, had their very own nicknames and had their particular allegiance to particular Jedi. 

“Even though they’re clones, clones are people,” Lucas emphasised. “Everybody starts out the same, but in time, as they grow up, they change. One of the keys in doing a movie is you gotta recognize the characters.” This, in fact, sheds a harsher mild on what they had been programmed to do towards their will throughout Order 66. 

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And Filoni highlighted Dee Bradley Baker, who voices each single clone. It’s no simple job, in fact, however he makes it work completely. 

‘You forget when you’re watching it that it’s all one man,” Filoni shared. “In fact, sometimes he’s playing good guys and the villain too. Which is then really mind-blowing. But yeah, that was a visual challenge, it was an acting challenge.”

Lucas initially created ‘The Clone Wars’ to dive into the wars and different tales exterior of Anakin Skywalker

Lucas additionally advised in 2015 that the entire purpose he even created the sequence was to dive into the politics of the warfare and different tales throughout this time interval, together with the clones’. 

“The Clone Wars are basically a footnote in the saga of Anakin Skywalker. And that’s what the features are about,” he mentioned about this time interval. “They’re actually about Anakin, they’re about his son. It’s very narrow-focused about his descent into the Dark Side. I wished to do one thing after I was doing Episode III, I wished to do one thing that concerned the Clone Wars.”

And create he did. The Clone Wars is likely one of the most beloved components of the Star Wars franchise, and created a number of new characters like Ahsoka and Rex who even have a fairly large narrative on this period that the sequence takes place in. 

Sam Witwer, who voices Maul, advised the Star Wars Holocron weblog that that is actually an ode to Lucas at this level, at that he actually loved making this sequence. Lucas was a giant collaborator on the sequence up till it was canceled and stopped airing in 2013. 

“We were so happy to be implementing it for him …you really did just get a directive from George, and that directive got discussed and translated by Dave Filoni,” Witwer mentioned about making it again when Lucas was part of it. “That’s the fun of watching the “Siege of Mandalore,” as a result of it simply feels pure in its intention.”

The sequence is the final a part of ‘Star Wars’ that Lucas truly created, and hopefully, he likes it

Ahsoka and Rex in Episode 11, "Shattered"Ahsoka and Rex in Episode 11, "Shattered"
Ahsoka and Rex in Episode 11, “Shattered” | Disney+

So, in fact, it’s comprehensible that Witwer desires Lucas to like the Siege of Mandalore, this closing arc within the sequence. It means one thing particularly essential, too, contemplating that is the very last thing to come back out that was initially created and set in movement by Lucas.

“It’s so cool that that is the final George Lucas-produced Star Wars. The final Star Wars that has George’s fingerprints on it,” Witwer completely put into phrases. “I really cherished to listen to that George was reacting effectively to [the ultimate season of The Clone Wars]. And I’m completely satisfied to listen to that he likes how Clone Wars goes up to now this season. I actually hope he likes our finale as a result of that’s the place all of it counts.”

With the way in which Episode 11, “Shattered” went down, there’s little question Lucas is completely satisfied.

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