Monday, July 16, 2012

Star Wars: The Clone Wars SDCC Panel Highlights

First and foremost we would like to thank Amy Ratcliffe (@amy_geek) for tweeting these awesome highlights from the Clone Wars panel at the San Diego Comic Con.

After being escorted into the panel via a Clone Trooper escort, Director Dave Filoni got right down to business by providing a few new clips and then answering questions.

Here's what we learned...

  • Going back to season 4, Filoni shares with us that in the original draft for the Umbara episode, it was Captain Rex who killed General Krell.
  • The Season 5 premiere episode will be shown at Celebration VI in Orlando, FL.
  • At some point during the season it was hinted that Maul may receive a different pair of legs. Also, Maul should be seen in a new outfit by the release of the next Clone Wars trailer.
  • Boba Fett will not be in season 5 :(
  • There will be an appearance by a Republic Commando (any guesses?)
  • A great deal about Obi-Wan Kenobi will be revealed. Things like how much he knows about the relationship between Anakin and Padme; why he decided to live alone in the desert; how awesome he looks in Mandalorian armor
  • Death Watch gets serious!
  • Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica's Starbuck) returns as Death Watch's Bo Katan; and she's going to be working along side Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also noted that Dave Filoni points out that Bo Katan will see more action than Boba Fett has the entire series.
  • We will also get to see how Darth Sidious feels about the Rule of 2 and all the Sith Wannabes running around the galaxy. Word is he's not happy!
  • Tarkin and other Imperial Officers will also be getting more air time during season 5.

And now for the new clips!

And there you have it; so what do you guys think?


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