Star Wars: The Clone Wars returning for new season

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In a surprise announcement at San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced today that the beloved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be returning for season seven. The announcement included a trailer for the new season, including the tag line "A war left unfinished...until now."

The series was cancelled in 2013 after Disney acquired Lucasfilm and as a result several major storylines were left unfinished, including the climactic Siege of Mandalore, an event the series was building up to but never got to show.

There are few details available for the new season as of this moment, including when and where the new season will air. Based on the trailer, the original cast appears to be reunited, as there are lines from Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker and Ashley Eckstein as his one-time padawan Ahsoka Tano.

More details are sure to come in the future. For now Star Wars fans can rejoice that The Clone Wars will finally get the conclusion it deserves.

And coincidentally, you can also check out our brand new Star Wars: The Clone Wars Revisited, which we began running on the site this week. Check out look back at the very first episode Ambush here.

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Last updated: 19/07/2018 21:42:26

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams.

A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One and 2017 will see the second film in the new trilogy, Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi.

Another spin-off will be released in 2018 - Solo - which tells the story of Han Solo before the original Star Wars film and 2019 will round off the third trilogy with the untitled Episode IX.

A fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson and they will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.

In addition, there are the TV series The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and a new as yet untitled live action series due to debut some time after 2020.

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