Lucasfilm announced today that the just concluded fifth season of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will be the series’ last. “Star Wars: Detours,” which was to be a spoof program produced by Seth Green, was also cancelled at the same time. Speculation about the future of these series has been rampant online ever since the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney in late 2012.
Disney is currently gearing up to begin filming “Star Wars: Episode 7,” and the company has made clear that they intend to focus all of their efforts on the new film.
Fans are eager to still learn one thing: the fate of Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice Ashsoka Tano. The pint-sized female Jedi is not present or even mention in any of the six released “Star Wars” films, so many believed her death would have to happen before “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” ended its run. Producer Dave Filoni has confirmed before that a sixth season of the show was already scripted and under production.
In a video statement to fans Filoni shared a clip from an unaired episode of the show and promised new “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” content would come to fans in some form. It remains to be seen if that will be online episodes or maybe a direct-to-DVD release.