Lucasfilm To End Clone Wars, New Cartoon Could Be On The Way

Whether you like it or not, Star Wars is getting a brand new trilogy and Lucasfilm have decided to change their animated programs so that they are more relevant to the new trilogy.

Today, Lucasfilm announced some key changes to both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours. After five successful series and over 100 episodes, The Clone Wars will be wound down, as the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network. Fans of the series shouldn’t worry though, Lucasfilm promises that all the loose plot ends will be tied up and, in fact, the best story arcs of the series are yet to come. This bonus content will be available to fans soon but sadly, you’ll have to wait for more information.

Last year, at Star Wars celebration VI, George Lucas showed a preview of a new animated comedy called Star Wars Detours from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Todd Grimes, the same guys who make the Robot Chicken series . Detours’ release has been put on hold for now, because it was announced and made before Lucasfilm decided to make another Star Wars trilogy. They feel that launching an animated comedy before Star Wars VII might not “make sense”, so Detours won’t be making an appearance on our screens any time soon.

Lucasfilm also mentioned that they are exploring a whole new Star Wars series which will cover time periods that have not previously been explored in any other Star Wars programme or movie. For details on that, we’ll have to wait but it sounds as if Star Wars fans could be getting a whole new cartoon series with all brand new content.

It’s definitely an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan. With a whole new trilogy on the way as well as a cartoon series, what more could a SW fan ask for. Battlefront 3? Please?

Thanks, Star Wars