Ever since Revenge of the Sith, we Star Wars fans have been chomping at the bit for some type of news concerning the new television endeavors of George Lucas.
While a live action Star Wars television series still seems to be nothing more than a dream, The Clone Wars animated series is a reality. Last year at Celebration 4, the makers of the series showed off a trailer of sorts for the newest bit of chewy Star Wars goodness to come our way.
Today, it’s been officially announced at starwars.com that the Clone Wars will be premiering in THEATRES!!!! On August 15th, I will get to do something I didn’t think I’d get to do again ever in my life. I will get to go to a movie theatre to see something new from the Star Wars Universe. After that, the Clone Wars animated series is going to be premiering on Cartoon Network with repeats on TNT.
The official site also released this video, the first in making-of type series of webdocs.
A few things (outside the fact that we’re getting NEW STAR WARS) that interest/excite me are:
1. Anakin’s got a padawan. This is interesting as it could play into the new Force Unleashed game slated for release later this year, and it could be something that plays in to Anakin’s ultimate downfall. The padawan could die giving Anakin yet another reason (beyond his mother and Padme’) to desire to find the power to keep people from dying.
2. Anakin and Obi Wan’s relationship will be explored more. I’m happy about this because, though we got to see the two actually working together in Revenge of The Sith, because of their constant bickering and Obi Wan’s nagging in Attack of the Clones, we never got to see how close they really had become. To get to see them working together and enjoying each other’s company is going to do a lot to enhance Revenge of the Sith and even A New Hope.
3. I will be buying a ticket to see a new Star Wars movie. Well, kind of. No details as to running time have been mentioned yet, but one has to assume that we’re looking at at least a 90 minute run time or the first three episodes of the series. It’s just gonna be cool to watch these things on the big screen.
I’ve stated several times on the podcast and here in the blog, that I am a Star Wars geek before anything else. So, you can expect constant updates and info and links to videos and reviews as we get closer and closer to the release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
I’m so excited right now.