Written by: Big Ross, CC2K Staff Writer
If you thought Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was the last hurrah for Star Wars on the big screen, think again.
George Lucas’ planned animated television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is being planned as an “unprecedented” project – linking a theatrical release with a television series.
Variety is reporting this project is an “expansion” of the microseries of the same name that aired on the Cartoon Network. Whether that means it will pick up where they left off, cover the same ground, or disregard them altogether is unclear to this particular geek.
I for one am a huge fan of the Clone Wars microseries. They told some pretty great stories, which Lucas was completely disconnected from other than giving his final approval, and used the same animation style of the popular Samurai Jack (another fav of mine).
The film portion of SW: The Clone Wars is expected to run ~100 minutes, and the TV series that will follow, airing first on Cartoon Network and later on TNT, will consist of 30 minutes episodes, of which more than 20 have already gone through production.
Let’s keep our geeky fingers crossed Lucas has taken the same hands-off approach with this project, and allowed young, energetic writers to tell fun, compelling stories in the Star Wars mythos.