At a San Diego Comic Con, fans gathered for a 10th Anniversary panel dedicated to Star Wars: The Clone Wars… and got the greatest surprise possible.
*takes deep breath* IT’S BACK IT’S BACK IT’S FREAKING BACK I AM LITERALLY VIBRATING WITH JOY ARE JOY-SHAKES A THING????
For those who don’t know, The Clone Wars was cancelled with its sixth season complete. That season went straight to Netflix, but the show was never allowed a proper ending per se. That is, the show was not allowed to end where Revenge of the Sith began, completing the arc of the Clone War itself.
That’s about to change.
Ahsoka Tano is back! She’s on Mandalore! She’s hanging out with the late-Duchess Satine’s sister! There’s a clear plot possibility here; the novel Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston followed Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice to Mandalore, where she helped free the population following the death of Satine. According to the book, Anakin returns Ahsoka’s lightsaber to her—as she left the Jedi Order at the end of season five—and lends her a clone trooper battalion (with her old buddy Rex) to help the cause. But that’s only a small part of what happens in the book…
It seems like that we’ll be seeing the Siege of Mandalore, or at least what leads up to it. And, of course, there are plenty of other characters in play and stories to tell. (We could even see a young Thrawn, now that we know his whereabouts in this era thanks to Timothy Zahn’s books.)
Whatever, it doesn’t matter, we get more Clone Wars! And the love of the fans is absolutely what made this happen, so if you’re one of them, you played a part in it.
For more information, head over to StarWars.com and their interview with series creator and showrunner, Dave Filoni. New episodes of the show will be featured on the streaming service Disney has in the works.