San Diego Comic-Con International is here and with it comes big announcements. Leading the way Disney and Lucasfilm Thursday afternoon resurrected Star Wars: The Clone Wars for the seventh season which will be available on Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service.
“I honestly didn’t think we would ever have the opportunity to return to The Clone Wars. Thanks to the relentless fan support and the team behind Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, we will now get to tell more of those stories. We feel a tremendous responsibility to make something that lives up to the legacy that George Lucas created with the original series, and I think our team, many of whom worked on the show from the beginning, has risen to the challenge,” said Dave Filoni Supervising Director of the series.
If you don’t know who Filoni is, watch this clip from Star Wars Celebration. It’s the most passionate I’ve witnessed a creator be about his or her project.
According to Lucasfilm, the new Clone Wars episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, which explored the events leading up to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The series will see the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. The new episodes will debut on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.
Watch the Season Seven trailer below:
Did Filoni do his job and get your blood pumping for the show? More importantly, are you willing to pay to see the seventh season? Comment below with your thoughts.