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Sep 25 2014

The Clone Wars Legacy Announced

The Clone Wars LegacyWhen Star Wars: The Clone Wars came to an end in 2013, a number of untold stories were left behind. These stories represent the very last Star Wars tales that came from the mind of George Lucas. As such, they are recognized by the Lucasfilm Story Group as having actually taken place in the Star Wars universe, even though they have never been publicly revealed.

At the time of cancellation, the creators had mapped out the endgame for the series. Some of these stories were already made into fully-completed episodes. Others were close enough to completion that they could be ready for release with minimal additional effort. These episodes were released on Netflix in March 2014 as Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 6 – “The Lost Missions”.

The other untold stories exist in various states of completion. Some were designed by Killian Plunkett’s team and shot as story reels, but the animation was not completed.  Others were designed, but did not reach the story-reel state. Still others exist in story only. Even though The Clone Wars has ended, Lucasfilm is still working to release many of these stories in various formats. This initiative has been dubbed Star Wars: The Clone Wars Legacy.

 

One set of stories entitled Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir was released  in Summer 2014 as a 4-issue series of comics from Dark Horse. In it, we find out the truth behind the return of Darth Maul.Darth Maul Son of DathomirAnother set of stories entitled Dark Disciple is being released in the Summer of 2015 as a novel by Christie Golden. These stories explore the continuation of the characters Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos.

Asajj Ventress Quenlan Vos Novel 2015A third set of stories entitled Crystal Crisis On Utapau has now been released on StarWars.com in story reel form. These episodes feature undeveloped story reels and full-cast audio from The Clone Wars voice actors with sound effects. The proper chronological order of these stories are:

A Death on Utapau

In Search of the Crystal

Crystal Crisis

The Big Bang

The episodes are preceded by an introduction video with Dave Filoni.

Concept Artwork Son Of DathomirIn addition to the “Crystal Crisis on Utapau” story reels, StarWars.com features the concept art for Son of Dathomir, Crystal Crisis on Utapau and Dark Disciple.

These represent three of the untold stories from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There are others that have been mentioned by Clone Wars writers and voice actors. These include an arc that features the bounty hunters Cad Bane and Boba Fett, an arc that features Captain Rex on a mission with R2-D2, an arc that features the continuation of the Mandalore story with Ahsoka Tano and Bo Katan, and the final arc that leads into Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. It will be interesting to see if any of those stories are the next to surface.

In the mean time, it is so exciting to see and hear brand new Star Wars: The Clone Wars content again!

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