The Clone Wars was a cartoon set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, which aired on Cartoon Network starting in 2008. The animated series covered a lot over the course of its 6, soon to be 7 season run. Please upgrade your browser to experience the site. R2 Come Home! Determined to have his revenge on Mace Windu, Boba Fett infiltrates Jedi cruiser Endurance as part of a group of young clone cadets. Given that the comic series is considered part of the Disney Canon thanks to its origins as a Clone Wars script, it’s unlikely this story will be retold in Clone Wars’ upcoming return. 1) – The first volumes of Marvel’s newly relaunched Star Wars and Darth Vader comics reveal the story of how Vader first discovered the identity of the young rebel who blew up the Death Star — and Boba Fett plays a pivotal role in these events. On an alien world, they undertake a dangerous but profitable mission that tests the limits of their skills, and the strength of Asajj's character." Beyond the actual battle for Mandalore the story would’ve gone deeper into the background of what was happening to Rex and Ahsoka during the events of Revenge of the Sith—specifically, how the two ended up surviving Order 66. 2) Maul escapes. Jedi Quinlan Vos is given the controversial mission, which forces him to delve into the underworld of Coruscant with an unlikely partner in the form of Ventress, now on her own and operating as a bounty hunter. 4. Gets ousted by Ahsoka & Mandalore resistance. The Bad Batch arc came to an end in "Unfinished Business" and it was a fine close indeed for Echo and Clone Force 99. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (“Deception,” Season 4, Episode 15) – Although Boba Fett doesn’t play the largest role in this episode, it is a vital one. And it features Cad Bane, which makes it even better. Johntson’s Ahsoka novel (Rex had his inhibitor chip disabled after the events of The Lost Mission’s haunting brush with the command, so Order 66 did not affect him—and after escaping the clones the duo faked their deaths and went their separate ways), but whether or not we’ll see them realized in this upcoming season remains to be seen. 6) Rebels. In the immediate months and years after the cancellation of Clone Wars, a few of its untold stories got adaptations into other formats, as official parts of what was becoming Disney’s new Star Wars canon. It is the thirteenth arc of the series overall. These episodes also show the influence of Aurra Sing as a mother figure, or at least a mentor, to young Boba. The man responsible for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels was on hand at Star Wars Celebration today for a panel with Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo.During the panel, Filoni revealed a previously unreleased clip from Star Wars: Clone Wars that shows bounty hunters Cad Bane and Boba Fett … Some mysteries are perhaps best left unsolved. After Ventress sacrifices herself to save Vos in a final duel with Dooku on Christophsis, Vos returns to the light in remembrance of the fallen former Force user. I get that Maul is a really cool character who has been used very effectively in the series, but his whole timeline and motivations make very little sense. It had to have been a shot at the torso/head. Although Clone Wars executive director Dave Filoni said his explorations of the storyline never got far, given that the current Star Wars canon seems to be pointing to a potentially similar force existing in the galaxy far, far away—the mysterious Unknown Regions, home to something sinister and dangerous that everyone from Snoke to Palpatine to Grand Admiral Thrawn was meant to be wary of—it’s crazy to imagine that being recontextualized in a world where Clone Wars had gotten to introduce the Vong back in 2014. However, during the battle, Anakin and Obi-Wan would be called away due to an emergency—specifically, the events of the opening of Revenge of the Sith, with Grievous launching a surprise attack on Coruscant and abducting Chancellor Palpatine, cutting their reunion with Ahsoka short. In The Clone Wars, Obi-Wan learns Jango Fett wasn't really a Mandalorian. The entire story would’ve included Boba finally donning his infamous suit of Mandalorian armor, but we know the fight would’ve also solved another of those Star Wars mysteries that never needed an answer: a shot from Bane would’ve deflected off Boba’s helmet, giving it the dent it has in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. As many of you know, more than 52 The Clone Wars episodes remained unfinished after Disney bought Star Wars. The first was Son of Dathomir, one of the final Star Wars comics to be published by Dark Horse before the rights were handed over to Marvel. Now we’re starting to get into the least-finalized story ideas from Clone Wars’ unfinished vaults. A shot on the leg or arm wouldn't knock a man down like that. 3. Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's, The Playlist: A Guide to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Biggest Moments, The Playlist: A Guide to the First Death Star’s Biggest Moments. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – After delivering his prize to Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett joins the fray against the heroes of the Rebellion with mixed results…. Old favorites were given deeper backstories and planets were … 1 and Darth Vader Vol. Not much of this storyline is known beyond a single clip released at Star Wars Celebration last year, which featured the young Boba Fett squaring off with the menacing Cad Bane, after the latter tried to teach the former about the harsh realities of being a bounty hunter. 1. angleslam99: 27: 11/18 8:53AM Given the larger scope of the storyline and its canonization in novel form, this is another tale that’s unlikely to make it into the new season. George and Dave wanted to make 2.5, probably even 3 more seasons. C) Why does Maul start/run the Crimson Dawn after the Shadow Collective (which was ostensibly the same style organization) fails to achieve his goals? We have already seen how Darth Maul received his unfinished story in the form of comics in Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. The shocking news from Comic-Con that the beloved animated series would return for 12 final episodes means Clone Wars has a chance to truly finish on its own terms. He wants pictures. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (“Bounty,” Season 4, Episode 20) – Before he donned the iconic armor worn by his father, Boba had to prove he could lead. I added Kevin Kiner’s Clone Wars music to the unproduced Clone Wars Season 7 clip “Cad Bane Vs Boba Fett”. Another story idea born out of a line from the movies—Yoda telling the Jedi Council “Good relations with the Wookiees, I have” in Revenge of the Sith—this story would’ve began with the Republic lending aid to the Wookiee homeworld in a battle to defend it from an evil alliance between the Separatists and Trandoshan slavers seeking to hunt new Wookiees for their despicable trade. An exact clone of the mercenary Jango Fett, Boba Fett led a hard life before becoming one of Jabba the Hutt’s favorite bounty hunters. This would result in adding Boba Fett to the original film (now known as Star Wars: A New Hope) alongside a poorly animated Jabba the Hutt (restoring … Nightwitches and Talzin killed. Determined to kill Jedi Master Mace Windu, young Boba Fett poses as a clone cadet and sneaks aboard a Jedi cruiser to plant a bomb in Windu's quarters. While the story wouldn’t have explicitly confirmed the Vong’s EU origins as from being beyond the Star Wars galaxy, it would’ve heavily hinted at it—to assess the presence of a civilization like the Republic and its mysterious Force users. At first, Boba was … 3. Bonus. Although Fett was hotheaded in his youth, he became one of the most feared ne’er-do-wells in the galaxy by the time Han Solo, blinded by carbonation sickness, felled him. Maul goes all Sith Yoda until Rebels. The Book of Boba Fett is a separate spinoff series of The Mandalorian with new adventures centered on Boba Fett (Temeura Morrison) and partner Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen). In fact, any character introduced in the Boba Fett miniseries are potentially likely to play some kind of a role in The Mandalorian if the spin-off is meant to be an extension of the larger narrative at play with Mandalorians, which has expanded from the movies to shows like The Clone Wars, Rebels, and now The Mandalorian. Boba Fett was made by the cloners on Kamino and was physically indistinguishable from the clone troopers made for the Grand Army of the Republic, however, Boba Fett was unaltered and did not develop at a similar quickened rate as … The bounty hunter arc would have shown bounty hunters like Boba Fett with his armor, Cad Bane and other bounty hunters. Head on down below to check out my ful Video recap and review of The Clone Wars: Unfinished Business, which is season seven, episode four. the titular “Bad Batch”—would’ve gotten a storyline that saw them called in to investigate the Separatists’ use of a secret Republic battle strategy known only to a few Clone Commanders, including the deceased Echo. Boba Fett was a human male abundance seeker and the hereditary clone of the scandalous abundance seeker Jango Fett. He set a trap for Windu in his quarters however he lived. Another, and altogether much more potentially controversial, storyline that Clone Wars could have explored had would’ve officially brought a major element of the Expanded Universe into Star Wars canon: the sinister alien invaders from another galaxy, the Yuuzahn Vong. As well as setting up what would become a major battle location in Revenge of the Sith, the storyline would’ve delved into the Wookiee culture in ways Star Wars rarely has, exploring their spirituality and their connections to the wroshyr trees and giant animals of their homeworld. Operating as a Republic Special Forces squad, Clone Force 99—a.k.a. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (“Death Trap,” Season 2, Episode 20, “R2 Come Home,” Season 2, Episode 21, “Lethal Trackdown,” Season 2, Episode 22) – Obsessed with getting revenge against Mace Windu for the loss of his father, Boba uses his father’s status as the template for all clones as the means of his first assassination attempt. Bryan Young is an author, a filmmaker, journalist, and the editor in chief of BigShinyRobot.com! Keep your eyes peeled! The Book of Boba Fett is an upcoming American television series created for the streaming service Disney+.It is part of the Star Wars franchise, a spin-off from the series The Mandalorian featuring the bounty hunter Boba Fett from that series and other Star Wars media. A) If Maul escapes Palpatine, why does he go back to Mandalore where he was pretty soundly beaten, and his brother was killed? This is the storyline we actually know the most about, thanks to Dave Filoni discussing it in detail at Star Wars Celebration Europe in 2016—and we also definitely know it’s appearing in the last season of Clone Wars, as details from it form most of the Comic-Con trailer’s footage. With Matt Lanter, Daniel Logan, Dee Bradley Baker, Terrence 'T.C.' Consider it your own Jedi Archives — or cheat sheet for your Jedi midterms. This story line actually got a sort-of release in the form of a multimedia project called The Clone Wars: Legacy, which included several unfinished story arcs as story reels, featuring voice acting from the Clone Wars cast over early-stage rough animatics. In the immediate months and years after the cancellation of Clone Wars, a … Vanilla-5: 11/19 5:22PM: So was Star Wars Squadrons the best Star Wars game ever? Dark Disciple adapted what would’ve been an overarching eight-episode storyline intended for Clone Wars’ complete sixth season, in which the Jedi make the troubling decision to bring an end to the Clone Wars by assassinating Count Dooku. Planned as the very final story of The Clone Wars, the Siege of Mandalore intended to re-unite Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-Wan for one last mission: to oust Darth Maul from his seat of power on Mandalore (after he’d wrestled control of the world during a coup with the Mandalorian terrorist Pre Vizsla earlier on in the series) and defeat his Shadow Collective one and for all. Although Ahsoka tragically left the Jedi Order at the climax of Clone Wars’ fifth season, the young ex-Jedi would’ve continued to be a major part of the series, as the show explored her trying to adapt to a new life outside of the Temple she’d called home for most of her lifetime. His legend lives on, though, and this playlist will take you through all of the major moments in his life. The series exists alongside other spin-offs Rangers of the New Republic and Ahsoka. The show had some amazing episodes and story arcs, which give the viewer great insight into the prequel era. Most notably, it fleshed out a lot of the background elements of the mainstream Star Wars films. Who, it turns out, was not entirely deceased, and had been kidnapped by the Separatists and horrifyingly kept alive with prosthetics and implants, and was having his brain used as a living computer for the harvesting of Republic strategies. Fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars are still hoping to see Lucasfilm finish the series. Here’s a rundown on each arc that we’ve learned about over the last five years. A young Chewbacca, who had previously appeared on the show as a captive of the Trandoshans, would’ve played a major role in the arc. Another canonical adaptation of an unfinished Clone Wars story comes in the form of Christie Golden’s Dark Disciple, which focuses on another former sith apprentice: Asajj Ventress. 6. The first of these four-episode arcs was “Crystal Crisis on Utapau,” a storyline tying into the world first glimpsed as part of Obi-Wan’s arc in Revenge of the Sith. Ventress leaps at the chance to get revenge against her former master—but when their mission goes sideways, she is forced to rescue Vos from Dooku’s clutches when he purportedly chooses to give into the Dark Side and become Dooku’s latest minion. In the current canon, Jango and Boba’s status as Mandalorians wasn’t entirely clear until the latest episode of The Mandalorian.In season 2 of The Clone Wars, Almec, the Prime Minister of Mandalore’s new pacifist government, claimed that Jango was a pretender who somehow acquired Mandalorian armor.This was based on comments from George Lucas himself, stating that neither Fett … Cause here’s how I see it. Death Trap! But in the five years since the show came to its end, we’ve learned about a lot of stories the show had planned on telling, but didn’t have the chance. In The Playlist, we’ll curate select installments of Star Wars that will give you that greater understanding of a specific topic. 5. Working with a group of bounty hunters, including Asajj Ventress, Boba Fett goes out of his way to make sure everyone knows he’s in charge. Directed by Steward Lee. It would’ve been a haunting, X-Files-y alien encounter with a lone Vong scout ship. Once again, as this story was released in its entirety as part of Legacy, it’s a maybe unlikely it will receive the visual upgrade to completed episodes as part of the next season of Clone Wars. It debuted with "Death Trap" on April 23, 2010 on Cartoon Network, and concluded with "R2 Come Home" and "Lethal Trackdown" on April 30, 2010. He made contact with Aurra Sing who instructed him to blow up the reactor core, which would kill everyone on the ship. III. James is a News Editor at io9. Episodes " So, here’s the question I have; how does Maul’s timeline make any sense anymore? If we fight, we are GOING TO get more The Clone Wars and all its unfinished episodes with all the planned episodes. However, when young Boba tracks down the Jedithat robbed him of his childhood, he finds himself taking the first steps toward his destiny. In total, we know of 12 such stories, four-episode-long arcs that would’ve eventually brought the story of Clone Wars to an end. Boba Fett and his bounty hunter allies devised a plan to assassinate Jedi General Mace Windu as revenge for the death of Jango Fett. Leave it to Dave Filoni to give us something really interesting to chew on. It consists of three episodes. For Star Wars fans who want a better understanding of various topics, there can be a lot of material to wade through. Plans had already been made for up to eight seasons of Clone Wars when Disney bought Lucasfilm, but the series ended after six (although a truncated set of episodes dubbed The Lost Missions was cobbled together on Netflix to make that sixth half-season). The Boba Fett arc is the sixth and final arc of the second season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. For now, at least, it’s probably for the best that the Vong remain legends. And it features Cad Bane, which makes it even better. Starting out as a jokey Top Gun homage where Rex is forced to fly a mission in a starfighter with R2 after the Clone troopers got into an argument with their brothers in the Republic Navy, this story would then be extended thanks to Rex crashing on one of the moons of Ryloth, struggling to survive with only R2 for company. 1) Maul captures by Palpatine on Mandalore, brother killed. So while it’s possible, don’t expect this storyline to get a new coat of paint as part of Clone Wars’ revival. He was knocked down to the floor by a blaster shot. Why doesn’t Palpatine just show back up and recapture him? That storyline would’ve lead to a reunion between Ahsoka and her former master—not as a Jedi-in-arms, but with Ahsoka returning from her life in Coruscant’s underworld to warn the Jedi Council that she’d discovered something shocking in the ruins beneath the Jedi Temple: an ancient Sith Temple, hiding a source of untold Dark Side power. The Clone Wars vs Rebels vs The Mandalorian: sLaCkEr408___RJ: 7: 11/23 6:56AM: Doing a complete The Clone Wars rewatch (spoilers) DiScOrD tHe LuNaTiC: 6: 12/8 1:10PM: Keeping up with the new canon is harder than it was in the old canon. 8. But what The Mandalorian presupposes is, maybe he was?. 5) Crimson Dawn falls (?) Seeking to destroy any potential dark side rivals ahead of his grand coup, Palpatine goes to war against Talzin and Maul with the help of Dooku and Grievous, successfully eliminating the threat of the Nightsisters while forcing a now-isolated Maul (after the death of his brother Savage) back to his stronghold on Mandalore. Pictures of Spider-Man! Those Ahsoka-homaging helmets appeared on the new poster for Clone Wars’ return, so that touching moment will likely remain in the final version of the story line when we see it on Disney’s still-untitled streaming service. Eww! Carson. But we know at least one element of the storyline will: Hunter, the leader of Clone Force 99, is actually in the trailer for the final series—he’s that Rambo-looking Commando alongside Anakin as they look up to the vast Republic fleet. Originally Season 6 should have been a complete season. One story would’ve introduced Ahsoka to a potential new love interest—a young, Han-Solo-esque smuggler called Nyx Okami—as she grappled with trying to survive the seedy lower levels of Coruscant (specifically level 1313, the location of the at-the-time scrapped Star Wars video game, Star Wars 1313) and still trying to do good, as the Jedi had taught her. There can be a lot of material to wade through the details up. 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