They might’ve pulled the plug on Star Wars: Clone Wars to make way for the new animated series Star Wars: Rebels, but the folks at Lucasfilm are trying to do what they can to make the pill a bit easier to swallow.
Along with cutting a deal at Netflix to post the unreleased episodes The Lost Missions a while back, StarWars.com has now dropped animated storyboards for four more Clone Wars episodes that had been in development but were ultimately not completed. Sure, it ain’t bringing the series back, but it at least gives fans a chance to see what the writers were putting together.
The four storyboard episodes follow a long-haired Anakin and Obi-Wan as they investigate the mysterious death of a Jedi Master on Utapau. When making the Clone Wars announcement, Lucasfilm Story Group's Pablo Hidalgo noted the online release allows the built-in audience to find and enjoy the content, because the fans will obviously “overlook the unfinished-ness of it if it means this is an opportunity to understand what that story was.”
We tend to agree, and we really wish more studios would make this kind of effort when canceling a show. Fans are always wanting to know what would come next, especially if something ends with more than a few threads still in the air. We’re still bummed about the cancellation, but kudos to StarWars.com for putting this package together. The embeds tend to be breaking, but you can watch all the storyboard episodes right here.
Along with the storyboard clips, they’ve also created the stellar retrospective Star Wars: Clone Wars Legacy, looking back at the history of the series and recapping all the key moments and awesome scenes. Check it out below and let us know what you think.