Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Newsarama: Cancelled 'Clone Wars' Series Finale Will Be Adapted Into Comics

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By Chris Seekell

The established comic book news website Newsarama has just published an exclusive interview with Lucasfilm announcing the release of a Dark Horse comic book series based on cancelled episodes of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series. The article states the following information:

"Lucasfilm has told us the finale to Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being told as a comic launching this May. This doesn’t preclude the fully produced episodes from still airing somehow, but does let fans jump right to the ending and the unproduced final arc.

In this last year of Lucasfilm’s epic decades-long partnership with Dark Horse Comics, the Oregon-based publisher will be releasing a four-part limited series titled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir that will adapt the screenplays for what would have been the series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. Written by seasoned Star Wars comics scribe (and former editor) Jeremy Barlow with an artist to be announced, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir sees the full-scale return of Darth Maul to the Star Wars universe and into a head-to-head battle with his former master Darth Sidious – aka, the Emperor. Barlow promises to fully delve into the world of Dathomir, as well as some of its inhabitants like Nightbrothers and even a new character called Brother Viscus. Barlow spoke exclusively to Newsarama in our “Galaxy Far Away” Star Wars column."


The article goes on to interview comic writer Jeremy Barlow. You can read it here.

Ever since the announcement that the Clone Wars series would conclude with several Season 6 arcs to be released as "Bonus Content", fans have speculated about whether we would ever see the rumored finale arc that would allegedly tie the series into Revenge of the Sith. Now, it seems we have our answer.

UPDATE: Since the release of the article, multiple LFL employees have stated on Twitter that the comics will only adapt the finale of the Darth Maul storyline, and not the series finale. Newsarama is expected to change the wording of their story.








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