10 Clone Wars Episodes?

The Full Of Sith podcast had an exclusive interview with Clone Wars composer Kevin Kiner, who said he’s working on 10 episodes of “bonus content” and might, just might, have a soundtrack in the works. With 10-13 episodes planning to be unleashed, you wonder why they just didn’t do a full season?

H/T to Lightsaber Rattling.

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13 Responses to “10 Clone Wars Episodes?”

  1. oxward321 Says:

    Double whammy of good news! 🙂

  2. Eduardo Jencarelli Says:

    Not exactly prequel-related, but I had to post this:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steven-spielberg-predicts-implosion-film-567604

    Lucas and Spielberg couldn’t be more right about the state of the blockbuster film industry. I, for one, hope this crash happens. We need a good shakeup.

    • Stefan Kraft Says:

      Well, I also read a rebuttal of Spielberg’s statement… I don’t know who’s right (I could provide a link if you want, but discussing the whole topic is not the goal of SWPAS).

  3. peacetrainjedi Says:

    Well, even if they do not call it season 6, if it’s at least 10 episodes, then it’s a Season 6 in my book. Plenty of longer television series (5 seasons or more) have a trend where the last season is shorter, maybe 1/3 or 1/2 the length of a normal season. The Clone Wars looks like it’ll at least get half, we just don’t know how effective these episodes will be in bringing The Clone Wars to a proper endgame, Episode III leadup, resolution and plot danglers. I just want them to conclude the Talzin/Maul/Ventress arc(s) that they have spent so much time building up. With Savage out of the way, I could easily see a solid 3-part arc concluding that story. I just doubt we’ll get one, but who knows?

    • Tarrlok Says:

      If Kiner is working on ten new episodes, then the total might be up to thirteen complete episodes of “bonus content.” Consider the Clovis arc, completed long before the first S5 trailers were edited together and reportedly ready to be aired in November 2012, only put off due to rescheduling and S5 failing to stay within the contractually obliged twenty-two episode limit. It’s very likely that Kiner has already completed the score for those three episodes.

      Agreed about this being close to a proper S6. ‘Avatar: The Legend of Korra’ had a first season comprised of twelve episodes. That was more than sufficient for the content. There’s something to be said for concision.

      However, I doubt there will be a lot of Episode III leadup, beyond the simple premise of Ahsoka no longer being under Anakin’s tutelage and the dream team of the Hero With No Fear and the Negotiator growing more tight. I mourn for the lost chance to see the Outer Rim Sieges (at least seven months in duration IU) and especially the seemingly bleak outlook on the presence of a proper Order 66 climax to the stories of Rex, Fives and other prominent clones. No, a single trooper going haywire is not a proper climax.

      As for continuation of TCW subplots, there’s the Talzin conspiracies of course, but also the impending Mandalorian war dragging the main factions in. The Republic is explicitly said to be on the verge of intervening at the end of ‘The Lawless’.

      This all depends on whether the “bonus content” is actually new stuff (ie. more likely to be proper concluding material) or just refinements of the material which was already partially produced (ie. more likely to be inconclusive).

      • peacetrainjedi Says:

        I’m with you on the Outer Rim Sieges, they have so much potential for the television format. I have a feeling you’re right about the single trooper going haywire. Originally that clip got me excited, now it seems as though it will be another (possibly good), but unconnected, non-conclusive arc that might have led to something more. I’m still holding out hopes for the possible Sifo-Dyas exploration. I know that plot has been addressed in the Visionaries comic, but there is much that can be explored in the form of great animation/follow-up plot points. All I know is that Filoni loves Plo Koon, and Plo Koon is in the alleged Sifo-Dyas arc, so at the very least we’ll get some awesome scenes with Plo Koon. At best, we might actually get something more, something with a direct film tie-in no less!

  4. Lin P Says:

    Disney sure has been tarnished. Now they’re part of the business is business crowd. No heart.

    • Tarrlok Says:

      That’s where they were at years ago.

      The difference is that now they are taking Star Wars down with them. They seem to be setting increasingly dubious goals for the sequels and spinoffs, to the point that it looks a lot like they will all be severely rushed. Talent might pull them through, but the deck is being stacked against them. The arbitrary cancellation of TCW indicated a lack of serious commitment to ongoing properties, not boding well for any project undertaken in the future.

      Not just with SW. The new Avengers cartoon was not particularly great and, just like ‘Rebels’ versus TCW with regards to the sequel trilogy, has no more tie-in potential with the ongoing Marvel films than ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’, the cancellation of which now seems arbitrary rather than purposeful.

      ‘Monsters University’ is the first Pixar film which I have no real wish to see. All in all, Disney seems to lack focus and commitment, now set on cashcow milking at any cost. They fail to see how this could backfire.

  5. Tarrlok Says:

    On a bit of a tangent but still SW/PT-related, this interview with the writer of ‘Man of Steel’ was quite interesting, particularly when it came to reviews and somehow TPM:

    http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/superman/25995/david-s-goyer-interview-man-of-steel-superman-batman

    “GOYER: So Chris and I very early on started saying okay, if this film is going to come out in 2013, that means that [Clark Kent] was born in the 80s. He would have been in high school in the 90s, so we started talking about his points of reference. Soundgarden. Nirvana. And that it wouldn’t be Norman Rockwell, it would have been a different world. He would have been skateboarding. And that was instructive early on, because it forced us to look at everything in a different prism. Clark’s points of reference growing up would have been different.

    INTERVIEWER: He would have been first in line for Phantom Menace…

    GOYER: Yeah, exactly. Exactly. My son saw Phantom Menace before he saw the original Star Wars, and you have to think about these things.

    It’s been interesting seeing the reviews coming in. There’s a big divide between the reviewers in their 40s and 50s and 60s and the reviewers that are in the Ain’t It Cool or Empire world. There’s a real generational divide in the response to the film, which we were, to a certain extent, aware that that might happen.”

    I’ve seen it commented that many reviewers can’t appreciate ‘Man of Steel’ by itself because they’re too enthralled by the 70s/80s Superman films to give the new Nolan/Snyder take on the character a fair shake. Goyer says that he, Nolan, Snyder et al. were aiming the new film at an audience who might not have seen the older films.

    Sound familiar?

    I saw ‘Man of Steel’ and thought it was awesome, but then again I hadn’t seen any other Superman films and prefer ‘Revenge of the Sith’ to ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

    • peacetrainjedi Says:

      An interesting find; although the interviewer set up the perfect invitation for a TPM bash, I like that Goyer didn’t jump on it like others might have (i.e. Simon Pegg). He doesn’t exactly profess any fondness for the film either, and his lack of saying anything implies that he agrees with the interviewer on the most basic level (That TPM was intrinsically subpar and disappointing). But I like that he mentions the divide between fans, something many either fail to address or try to dismiss and offer something like “The films sucks because it’s a bad film. And that’s a fact.”

      As for Man of Steel, I though it was a good film, not excellent, but good in its own way. I do anticipate the inevitable sequel, as I think they have developed their own distinct take on Superman, which has potential to grow into something on a grander scale. And if you haven’t yet seen the original Superman and Superman II, I’d get right on it. For no other reason than John Williams’ score, the Superman films really do soar. I prefer the original to the new re-imagined Man of Steel, but that has little to do with the fact that I saw the original first. By the time I saw the original, I was well aware that it was a bit…dated shall we say. But it has a certain magic to it, and Christopher Reeve makes a perfect Superman. Add to the fact that while Zimmer does a truly good job with the score for the new film, John Williams’ theme eclipses it in every possible way. The 1978 Superman might look just a bit dated flying around, but the score for the film truly does make you believe that a man can fly.

      • Tarrlok Says:

        I admit, I was rooting for ‘Man of Steel’ from the start, partially because of how cold ‘The Avengers’ left me (ie. a degree of distaste for Disney/Marvel), partially because of how much I enjoyed recent DC animated shows and partially because of how much I enjoyed Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. The story of the genetically engineered Kryptonian warriors reminded me of Star Wars’ very own clone troopers as well.

        Though I’ll definitely look into the original Superman films with an open mind. Come to think of it, I’ll be looking into Tim Burton’s Batman films too. Best to contextualise the recent “Nolan” DC films.

        And John Williams makes everything better for sure. Like the designs from McQuarrie, Chiang et al., the SW films’ music tells much of the story on its own. Hans Zimmer is good but can’t touch him.

  6. peacetrainjedi Says:

    And The Clone Wars recently won two Daytime Emmies. 🙂

    http://www.theforce.net/story/front/The_Clone_Wars_Wins_Daytime_Emmy_For_Outstanding_Special_Class_Animated_Program_152606.asp

    A bit bittersweet, but a good thing overall. George Lucas seems to have steadily lost weight in the past year and a half; he’s looking pretty snazzy with that Emmy I must say. Dave, Carrie; Everyone looks so happy!

    • Tarrlok Says:

      Epic win.

      At last TCW is being recognised for its high standards and bold innovation. At long bleeding last. Frickin’ amazing. ‘Kandosii’ as our Mandalorian friends say.

      And great that David Tennant got an Emmy.

      These sorts of high-profile wins are what TCW needs to maximise its chances for (partial) continuation or revival.

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