The animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars could be leaving Cartoon Network after the fifth season is finished, according to Cinema Blend.
Rumors have been swirling about the fate of the series following Disney’s recent acquisition of LucasFilm. Fans of the series wondered if Disney might move the program to another network or cancel it altogether.
The Hollywood Reporter explains that, while the series isn’t coming to an end, its time on Cartoon Network is about to run out. As soon as the contract with Turner is said and done, Disney will move the show to another channel. While nothing has been officially confirmed by the company, many theorize that The Clone Wars will find new life on Disney XD.
Entertainment Weekly recently reached out to Cartoon Network for comment, a spokesperson didn’t offer up very much information. “A decision has not been made about a sixth season yet, and won’t be made for some time,” the representative said.
The fate of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is just one of the many rumors that have sprung up after Disney’s bought George Lucas’ empire for a whopping $4 billion. Almost immediately following the announcement, the studio revealed a new Star Wars film would arrive in theaters in 2015. During a recent sit-down with the famed Star Wars creator, Lucas explained taking the stories to Disney made perfect sense.
Not surprisingly, the news has turned the nerd world upside down. As many look to the future of the franchise, some fans feel that Lucas may have sold out his fan base with the recent deal.
“Seven minutes into his interview with Jon Stewart on the ‘Daily Show,’ George Lucas clearly stated that his WWII film ‘Red Tails’ was as close to ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ as we’d ever get. I took that as a promise, George,” one Twitter user remarked.
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