Continue, the Clone Wars will – the belovedreturns with on the Disney Plus streaming service. The release date of the new season was limited to February 2020 at the biennial D23 convention from Disney in August, and we got the slightest taste of fresh footage in a New Year preview for the Disney Plus 2020 line-up. It's just two recordings, but all Star Wars recordings are welcome after
Previous seasons of the showfor the service, so you'll have plenty of time to catch up before the new episodes begin. Live action series which just takes place decades after The Clone Wars and is linked to the events in the show.
Let's look at what we know so far about the revival.
What is Star Wars: The Clone Wars?
Set between the events of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, this series reveals the intergalactic conflict Obi-Wan Kenobi that was first mentioned in A New Hope from 1977.
The show is named after to the clone troopers, which are made from the DNA of bounty hunter Jango Fett and the Galactic Republic serve in its fight against the separatists.
The Clone Wars started theatrically released film of the same name on August 15 in 2008, then five seasons of 108 episodes that were broadcast until 2013. The series was canceled that year, in the aftermath ofbut a sixth season, known as The Lost Missions, gave us 13 more episodes in 2014.
The show is best known for introducing Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker & # 39; s Padawan, who represented & # 39; equality & # 39;
Ahsoka Tano is coming back in the new season.
Clone Wars has gathered legions of loyal fans – as evidenced by the overcrowded conference panels and the success of the # BringBackCloneWars movement – and provided a gateway to a galaxy far, far away for a new generation of watching on Cartoon Network.
If you want to convince more why this fascinating, ambitious series is essential to view, view our love letter to some of his greatest elements and moments .
While writer Brent Friedman said that in 2014 the team had planned The Clone Wars until the end of season 8, the cancellation resulted in the fate of several characters remaining unresolved.
Some of these stories have since been adapted into fun novels such as Dark Disciple, excellent comic book series such as Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir and unfinished story roles that are available online, but others are not.
The main character arches are those of Ahsoka and Darth Maul. The former left the Jedi Order to become a free agent after being framed and was sentenced to death almost at the end of season 5, while Maul was captured by his former master, Darth Sidious, and escaped in the Son of Dathomir strips.
What we know about season 7
The 10-year anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 surprised fans with a trailer and a poster for the new season.
The presence of the Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze (seen as a hologram with Ahsoka) suggests that this exchange will lead to the siege of Mandalore, one of the last battles of the Clone Wars, which writer Matt Michnovetz said was referred to as the high point of the eighth and last season.
In April 2019, therevealed that Ahsoka, Anakin, Maul and the Bad Batch will be the focus of the upcoming Disney Plus season and gave us a new trailer.
A few months later, Filoni teased us with a tweet in honor of the one-year anniversary of the announcement that the show will return.
"A year ago we announced the return of #TheCloneWars. I can't wait for you all to see what I see," he wrote with a shot from Maul's eyes.
What about the cast?
We know from the trailer that some actors will return, but an official list has yet to be announced.
What we know about the siege of Mandalore
Filoni has revealed much about this arch during Ahsoka's Unsold Tales panel during the 2016 Star Wars fan convention Celebration Europe – even referring to the clone trooper helmets with orange markings , as seen on the poster. We learned a little more about it in E.K. Johnston & # 39; s 2016 Ahsoka novel.
Essentially, it is a continuation of the Mandalore storyline that took place between season 2 and 5 of the show. Its impact can also be seen inand the by The Mandalorian.
More story arches we know
We do not know how long Mandalore's siege will last, but it is unlikely that it will be 12 episodes.
It would be very easy for Lucasfilm to fill in the rest of the season by giving us finished versions of two unrivaled four-episode arches, Crystal Crisis on Utapau and The Bad Batch, both available online as incomplete story reels .
That would make sense (especially since The Bad Batch introduces Hunter), but not very exciting. The shot of Anakin, Rex and Hunter walking out of the hangar is almost identical to that of A Distant Echo, the second episode of the Bad Batch bow.
There are several other arches with four episodes that we are aware of, including one that focuses on the life of Ahsoka after she left the Jedi order. She becomes entangled in the shady underworld of the galaxy, but must be careful with the use of her Jedi skills, otherwise she will make herself a target.
Another Ahsoka arc would have brought her back in contact with the Jedi while trying to rescue Yoda from a Sith shrine far below the Jedi Temple – and dangerously bringing her close to meeting Darth Sidious.
Given the popularity of Ahsoka, it is highly likely that they will be used to catch up with the rest of the coming season.
In addition to these Ahsoka bows, another focused on bounty hunters Boba Fett and Cad Bane. Cad knew Boba & # 39; s deceased father, Jango (the template for the cloning army). This storyline would have brought them to Tatooine for the rescue of a child kidnapped by Tusken Raiders, and animations were shown at Celebration Anaheim in 2015.
In the 2016 panel, Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo from the Lucasfilm Story Group talked about an arc that would have brought Yoda and the Bad Batch to the Wookiee home planet Kashyyyk. Matt Michnovetz noted that Chewbacca, who appeared in season 3, would have played a huge role in these episodes.
Filoni referred to an arc that was in fact "Top Gun with clones", in which Rex and R2-D2 got stuck together after the clone ground forces had an argument with the pilots.
The Yuuzhan Vong – an extragalactic race of non-gun invadersNew Jedi Order new series – would have made a brief appearance in an arc in which a reconnaissance ship tested the defense of the Republic (hint of plans for a invasion). Hidalgo said this was "almost an episode of X-Files".
Senator Padmé Amidala and Anakin saw the last unfinished arc that we have heard returning to the water world of Mon Calamari while Padmé works to end Chancellor Palpatine's extended tenure.
First published on August 10, 2018 and updated as we learn more.