Created by Star Wars creator George Lucas, the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars first debuted back in 2008. It ran for five seasons on Cartoon Network until 2013, and ended with a sixth season known as “The Lost Missions” on Netflix in 2014.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, however, the show was resurrected. Dave Filoni—who developed, wrote, and was the supervising director on Clone Wars; created its successor Star Wars Rebels and the upcoming Star Wars Resistance; and is someone many fans strongly believe should be creatively involved in helping to make upcoming Star Wars movies—announced during a 10th anniversary celebration for the show that The Clone Wars is coming back.
See what Filoni had to say about the big news below, along with a trailer for the show’s return and a poster.
Lucasfilm has announced the release date for Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season on home video platforms, as well as the special features that will be included in the release.
Star Wars Rebels is a critically acclaimed 3D CGI animated TV series, produced by Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg, set before the events of A New Hope. The series stars Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Tiya Sircar, and Steve Blum. In the last year Star Wars Rebels was nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and took the prize for best Best Animated Series or Film on Television at the 44th Saturn Awards held on June 27th.
You can find all of the details on the home video release in the press release below.
During Star Wars Celebration, fans of the Star Wars Rebels animated series, were provided insight into the characters’ mindsets and directorial decisions made in season 3, as well as hints of what to expect in season 4. The panel was led by David Collins, and featured an introductory interview with director Dave Filoni followed by the cast of Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, and Steven Blum.
The first trailer for the last season of Star Wars Rebels, Season 4, premiered at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando today.
The trailer was shown during the Star Wars Rebels panel, which was hosted by actor and Star Wars aficionado David Collins, and featured director Dave Filoni and the cast with Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Steven Blum, and the newly announced actor Warwick Davis.
Eagle-eyed Star Wars Rebels fans were able to point out some of the cameos that were made in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. From The Ghost, the show’s flagship transporter, to Chopper, the crew’s droid with an attitude, it was fun to see that even the animated show characters get a little nod. Now it looks like one of them will be paying a visit to the animated show. Rumors started to swirl that Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) could appear in a sequel or another Star Wars film. It’s unlikely that Jyn would make an appearance unless the writers have something else up their sleeve, but one character that is confirmed to appear is one we’ve already seen in the Clone Wars animated series.
According to a trailer, Saw Gerrera will be back for an upcoming episode of Star Wars Rebels, and he will be voiced by none other than Forest Whitaker. Check out more on the story below.