January 17, 2012

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 Confirmed

The Facebook page of Star Wars: The Clone Wars director Dave Filoni reveals what many of us already knew: the animated show will be back for a fifth season.  Expect to learn more in the next year, particularly big reveal events like San Diego ComicCon and Star Wars Celebration VI.  In the mean time, we know the following:
 "I hope you all enjoy the episode tonight. I think the Death Watch has gotten significantly cooler, and we are going to build on that next season."
Filoni shares a great sketch just to tease us about what the new Mandalorian character, voiced by Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica fame, might look like under that owl-inspired helmet.  If you needed another reason to go to Star Wars Celebration VI, he also mentions that those of us in attendance "might get to see more Death Watch than ever before."

MINOR SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE LATEST CLONE WARS EPISODE:  If you are a fan of droids, more Mandalorians could mean less droids.  After all, last weeks episode showed that the Death Watch aren't fans of friends of our obtuse little friends.

Still, more episodes means more Star Wars; I'll take whatever I can get.  More Lucas-style Mandos might also mean a few unhappy custom Mando fans... and that appeals to my Dark Side.

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