Alright, good news and bad news. We all know that the bad news is that the ongoing series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has been cancelled. The good (and slightly confusing) news is that there are still more stories to come. IGN’s Eric Goldman broke it down for fans in this recent article, so let’s take a closer look.
Lucasfilm and The Clone Wars’ supervising director, Dave Filoni, have announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the television series, is over and that the fifth season that just came to an end was the final one for the show.
In other words, the season five finale was in fact the series finale.
There won’t be a sixth season, but the announcement did promise, “We’re continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content.”
The Clone Wars had already made a shift to four-episode arcs and it seems like the most obvious route is to release upcoming story arcs as self-contained movies, just as some of these arcs have been presented at special screenings. The only question is where they’ll debut – on TV, straight-to-DVD/Blu-ray or theatrically?
Basically, the term “season six” no longer exists. It will now be recognized as “bonus content.” That clip with Tup is bonus content. How will that bonus content be distributed is what we need to find out next.
From the StarWars.com announcement:
While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we’re continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen
The fact that they’re working on new Clone Wars story arcs (a.k.a. bonus content) means that we’ll probably get some sort of an ending. When, where and how, we don’t know yet.
Here’s hoping more information will come soon!
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