So long, and thanks for all the Sith…
Star Wars: The Clone Wars director Dave Filoni has been chatting about the end of an era after finally getting to wrap up the animated series on the Disney+ streaming service. The seventh season finale debuted last month, wrapping up The Clone Wars for good. According to Filoni, there won’t be any further episodes of the fan favourite show in the future.
“We’re really thankful we got to finish it,” Filoni told Nerdist. “But I also think creatively, you always want to move forward. I think you could get stuck in a situation where suddenly we’re doing all these stories again, but where is the ending? I don’t want that feeling. I want you to feel like this had a purpose and it rounded out and let’s find something new that’s exciting.”
He added “We’ve got to look forward a bit here, but boy that was really satisfying to get to do. I can’t even tell you how grateful we all are that people were there for it to watch and support it. Disney+ supported us greatly to get this done. It was a great effort by everybody that understood what Clone Wars meant to people. It feels good. I’m glad it’s done.”
The Clone Wars takes place during the three years between the Star Wars prequel films Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It initially began as a feature length film in 2008 and then released regular episodes, but in early 2013 Lucasfilm decided to get rid. However, 13 more episodes dropped on Netflix with the rest of the series for streaming in 2014, and Disney+ finally revived it to finish the story with 12 further episodes that started appearing in February of this year.