Goodbye, Captain Rex: Lucasfilm calls an end to Clone Wars

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While a whole host of new Star Wars projects are appearing on the horizon, at least one piece of Star Wars media will be coming to a close. Lucasfilm Animation has just announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be wrapping up to make room for new projects, but not before addressing some of the series' biggest questions.

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While it's sad that we'll have to end our time with Anakin and Ahsoka, Clone Wars always did have a limited lifespan as it's set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Hopefully the Clone Wars team will bring the series to a satisfying conclusion, setting up the events of Episode Three while cluing us in to the fate of characters like Ahsoka, who doesn't appear in Revenge of the Sith. (At last, we'll find out if she dies.) Now that Lucasfilm is under the auspices of Disney, the team is no longer producing episodes for Cartoon Network, they are producing new arcs for a venue to be announced.

Lucasfilm Animation also announced that it will be postponing Seth Green's planned animated comedy series Star Wars Detours. The animation division will be working on a new series "set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming."

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In the video below, Supervising Director Dave Filoni talks a bit about Clone Wars' conclusion, and shows us a brief clip that hints at how closely the series' final episodes will tie in to Revenge of the Sith:

A New Direction for Lucasfilm Animation [Star Wars via Super Punch]

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James Whitbrook

Even though it was inevitable, I'm still really sad to see Clone Wars wrap up. It had a pretty rocky start between the turgid movie and the uneven first season, but it's ramped up tenfold since then and easily become one of my favourite pieces of Star Wars media, easily the best stuff Lucasfilm have done with the Prequel-era.

I hope it ends on a high note (well, in terms of quality - I imagine the note won't be particularly high for all those Jedi being shot in the back!).