The Clone Wars cartoon will get an ending, courtesy of Dark Horse

Illustration for article titled The Clone Wars cartoon will get an ending, courtesy of Dark Horse

Dark Horse may be losing the Star Wars comics license next year, but they're clearly trying to end it right — including the new announcement that the Clone Wars cartoon will get a real, official ending courtesy of a new four-part comic miniseries, beginning this summer.

I don't need to tell Clone Wars fans that the cartoon didn't "end" as much as "stop", as new rights holders Disney decided to close up shop to begin work on a new Star Wars cartoon to air on their own Disney XD channel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a screenplay for a four-part cartoon miniseries, which was intended to be the actual finale, was written but obviously never made. Dark Horse is turning that into this comic series, which will be titled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. "All you need to know is that Darth Maul has returned, that he's really pissed off, and that his former master Darth Sidious is determined to put him back in the ground, permanently," writer Jeremy Barlow told Newsarama.

This is awesome, and this news makes me even sadder that Dark Horse is losing the Star Wars license. I feel they should get at least another bonus year for this, don't you?

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I still want to know what's going to happen to the season 6 episodes that actually got made. Clone Wars production was always pretty far ahead of when episodes aired and they had at least a handful of episodes in the pipeline, some of whose footage had been shown off before the whole Disney deal. Supposedly they were going to get a proper finish and release, but there's been no word on that since. Seems a shame if produced episodes just wind up doomed to live on some computer server, never to be seen by fans!