When Star Wars: The Clone Wars came to an end earlier this year it left a number of storylines untold, yet fans are now getting a unique chance to see one last adventure.
As IGN points out, The Clone Wars has had immense staying power post-cancellation, marked by the 13 episode sixth season released on Netflix and Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir, a comic miniseries. Now, though, fans are getting another look at the series as the Star Wars website has unveiled a section called The Clone Wars Legacy, which includes concept artwork, and a four episode arc never before released.
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The episodes, collectively titled Crystal Crisis On Utapau, are in an unfinished form. The animation exists as storyboard animatics, while all of the dialogue has been recorded. According to Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo speaking in the Clone Wars Legacy announcement video, the lower quality animation isn’t something that will be off-putting to most Star Wars fans.
“This is what’s great about StarWars.com,” he said. “We know we have a built-in audience that is willing to overlook the unfinished-ness of it if it means this is an opportunity to understand what that story was.”
The episodes follow Anakin and Obi-Wan as they investigate the mysterious death of a Jedi Master on Utapau. The beginning of the arc ties in with the final episodes of The Clone Wars, resolving issues with the character of Ahsoka and her impact on Anakin.
As Hidalgo points out, The Clone Wars have a particularly important place in the Star Wars franchise, as the last major expansion of the universe to come directly from George Lucas. Despite the fact that the series has ended, to be replaced by Star Wars: Rebels, as The Inquisitr previously noted, the production team still view their untold stories as a part of The Clone Wars.
“Even though those Clone Wars episodes did not get publicly revealed, we still look at those core stories as having happened [in the larger canon],” he asserted.
Star Wars fans should also note that there will be a Clone Wars novel released in 2015. As A.V. Club notes, Star Wars: Dark Disciple will feature fan-favorite villain Asajj Ventress as she crosses paths with dreadlocked Jedi Quinlan Vos.
Fans can watch the new Clone Wars episodes at StarWars.com.
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