Disney’s 2012 buy of Lucasfilm left many Star Wars followers gutted for a really particular purpose. In order to develop its personal canon, the House of Mouse opted to formally disown practically your complete expanded Star Wars universe. Novels, comics, and different tales have been branded “Legends” that didn’t match inside the Disney-era canon. But Star Wars: The Clone Wars was spared.
The animated sequence kicked off in 2008 with a theatrically launched characteristic. Then it started a five-season run on Cartoon Network, which ended with Disney’s involvement. Later, Star Wars: The Clone Wars acquired an abbreviated sixth season on Netflix in 2014. And for a very long time that seemed to be the tip of the sequence.
Then Disney+ resurrected the present for one last batch of episodes supposed to present the story the grand finale it deserves. What many followers could not notice is Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7 can also be the final undertaking within the “galaxy far, far away” to bear franchise creator George Lucas’ affect.
George Lucas was instrumental in creating ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’
When the sequence began out, Lucas had simply wrapped up the prequel trilogy. So Star Wars: The Clone Wars was the de facto torch-bearer for the saga. As such, Lucas labored very intently with supervising director Dave Filoni. In truth, Sam Witwer — who has voiced Maul on the present and sister sequence Star Wars: Rebels — just lately discussed Lucas’ course of with Star Wars Holocron.
[George] was so joyful when he was making this present, and we have been so joyful to be implementing it for him …you actually did simply get a directive from George, and that directive received discussed and translated by Dave Filoni. And then it went proper to the actors, animators, lighters, every little thing. It simply received executed. That’s the enjoyable of watching the “Siege of Mandalore,” as a result of it simply feels pure in its intention.
The aforementioned “Siege of Mandalore” is the ultimate story arc main into the sequence finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. With only a few episodes left to go, followers are eagerly anticipating how the present will honor Lucas’ imaginative and prescient. Moreover, the sequence is anticipated to tie immediately into the occasions of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Actor Sam Witwer mentioned George Lucas is happy with Season 7
Although Lucas hasn’t been immediately concerned with the present, Witwer mentioned Lucas has remained in contact with Filoni. What’s extra, the actor mentioned he has heard the Star Wars creator provided some suggestions on this last season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
“George [Lucas] has been calling Dave and giving him nice little comments on the episodes,” Witwer instructed Star Wars Holocron. “I really, really hope we get some positive feedback from the maker himself when this comes out. This show has such a special place in George’s heart.”
For essentially the most half, Lucas’ response to the Disney period of the saga he created has been tepid at greatest. However, whereas he’s not the largest fan of the sequel trilogy, Lucas has appeared rather more constructive on the reveals. He has visited the set of The Mandalorian for a photograph op with Baby Yoda. And now we study he’s happy with how Star Wars: The Clone Wars is winding down.
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ is the final vestige of George Lucas’ imaginative and prescient
The sequence is, in fact, the ultimate piece of Star Wars media Lucas touched earlier than promoting his firm to Disney. And due to that, Witwer feels an additional sense of accountability to do proper by his character and the world Lucas created, he instructed Star Wars Holocron.
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. I actually liked to listen to that George was reacting properly to [the ultimate season of The Clone Wars]. And I’m joyful to listen to that he likes how Clone Wars goes to date this season. I actually hope he likes our finale as a result of that’s the place all of it counts.
With the Star Wars saga at a little bit of a crossroads proper now, many followers little doubt agree with Witwer about what’s at stake. If Star Wars: The Clone Wars ends on a excessive observe, it may assist reinvigorate pleasure over upcoming tasks. Otherwise, followers will expertise the letdown of The Rise of Skywalker yet again.