TCW Bonus Content coming early 2014!

Dave Filoni, supervising director of The Clone Wars, has announced on his twitter and facebook accounts that the remaining episodes of the show have been finished, and should be released sometime early next year. Read the full text of his announcement below!

Star Wars fans – I have some exciting news! We have wrapped production on all of the remaining Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes, and while that might be sad news in one way, it’s good news in another. It means you will finally get to see them. When, exactly, is a detail I cannot yet share. I can confirm that in early 2014 you will be watching the final episodes of The Clone Wars, including one of Master Yoda’s most challenging missions. So, get ready. We’ve got Clone Wars and Rebels coming at you in 2014. Animated Star Wars is alive and well. Trust in the Force my friends.
– Dave

Though I was hoping for the rest of the episodes a little sooner, at least we have an approximate date for when to be expecting them. Discuss your feelings in the comments section!

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Official Star Wars: The Clone Wars Announcement

Well, we now have the official word on the fate of Star Wars: the Clone Wars direct from StarWars.com.

They’ve decided to take Lucasfilm Animation is another direction, they state in a news release you can find here. Apparently, the team is now focusing on developing a new series, which shows a time never before shown in a movie or on TV.

As a result, The Clone Wars will be “winding down”. Episodes that are currently in production will perhaps be released as a bonus feature on the Season 5 DVD, or maybe put out at a later date. For now though, all we know is that The Clone Wars Season 6 will NOT air on television. (I figured this would happen. There just isn’t a place for TCW on Disney channel, and with the new movies being developed, and a thrilling season 5 finale to end TCW TV series, they think its time.)

Also, the comedy show Star Wars: Detours is on standby with a postponed release date.

There is a clip were TCW director Dave Filoni talks about the future of the show, and what’s to come, which you can watch here. For now, all we can do is keep the good memories of the past five seasons, and hope for new episodes to somehow be released in the future, whether online or by DVD.

Tell us what you think about all this in the comments section below.

(And by the way, does Ahsoka’s new situation require us to change our name? I mean, Ahsoka isn’t a Jedi anymore. Should we change our name to something other then the JediAhsoka blog? If yes, comment on what you think our new name should be!)

Season Five Update

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So, season 5 of the Clone Wars is coming up this fall, and we are SUPER EXCITED! 😀 The new season should be epic.
Every year since the first season, back in 2008 I believe, the animation, acting, and story lines have become better and better. What started with doubt over the adding of a padawan for Anakin, has turned into a show that most Star Wars fans now accept as a true Star Wars series. I think a lot of the change in attitude is because of the shows growing maturity.

Anyway, we know a few things about the upcoming season, thanks in part to interviews with people who work on the Clone Wars TV show, and in part to a trailer that you can watch here.

One thing we know is that we will be seeing a lot more of Death Watch in season 5. I think thats a good thing. Fans of the Mando’s argue that the Clone Wars hasn’t given them enough screen time. In part, I agree. They are a big part of Star Wars, and until last season they were strangely absent. This has apparently been fixed now. I’m guessing that Death Watch, Lux Bonterri, and Ahsoka will somehow all be tangled up together again.

Of course, we will see much more of the two sith brothers. When you bring back a character like Maul to the Clone Wars, he’s going to be given a lot of screen time because it’s a big move to move him from ‘presumed dead’ to ‘alive in the Clone Wars’. Personally, I’d much rather focus on things that AREN’T in the movies. I mean, we know who the sith are. We know how they work. Why not focus on something less understood? Oh well, I’m sure it’ll still be great to watch.

A huge plus about this upcoming season to me is that Dave Filoni, the director of the Clone Wars tv show has said on his Facebook page that Ahsoka will “face one of her biggest challenges ever.” OMG! That’ll be fun to see for sure! Could this be the season where her fate is finally explained? Don’t bet on it. Clone Wars has at least two more seasons after season five, and they’re going to need Ahsoka’s continued appearances to attract young female fans.

So, now you know a little bit about what to expect. If you haven’t done so yet, head over to Star Wars.com to watch the official Clone Wars season five trailer. It’s short, but all we have for now.

What are some things that YOU would love to see in season 5? Comment and tell us!