Tuesday, June 26, 2018

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' 10th Anniversary Panel Coming to SDCC

By: Dominic Jones

It's hard to believe it's been ten years since Star Wars: The Clone Wars made its world debut.  The Clone Wars got its start in August 2008 as an animated feature film in theaters and went on to run for six seasons on Cartoon Network and Netflix from 2008-2014.  In celebration of a decade passing since the series premiered, Lucasfilm will be hosting a special 10th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic Con next month.  Featured on the panel will be supervising director Dave Filoni and several still to be announced guests.

The panel will take place on Thursday at 11:45am in Room 6BCF.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was the last major Star Wars project to feature direct involvement from Star Wars creator George Lucas.  Lucas would come up with the stories for the series, and then work Filoni and his team of writers, directors, and animators to realize those stories.  The series introduced many characters who would go on to become classics, including Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex.  Many characters from The Clone Wars went on to appear in the follow-up animated series Star Wars Rebels

The series' impact can also be felt in significant was in the new films as well.  In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Forest Whittaker played Saw Gerrera, a character who first appeared in a season five arc of The Clone Wars.  The series' impact can also be felt on Solo: A Star Wars Story, as The Clone Wars was the first canon Star Wars project to resurrect Darth Maul after his defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace.  Sam Witwer, who voiced Maul in The Clone Wars, also voiced him Solo.

This just shot to the top of my can't miss list of things happening at San Diego Comic Con!  Hopefully Lucasfilm records the panel and releases it after the convention for all those who couldn't attend.

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