‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’: Final Episodes To Address Long-Running ‘Star Wars’ Mystery?
Little over a month ago ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ fans were dismayed to learn that Disney had effectively shuttered production on Cartoon Network’s long-running series, despite unfinished arcs and a number of episodes already in production. Even as supervising director Dave Filoni remains with the franchise overall, new reports suggest that unfinished material from ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars would have addressed a major ‘Star Wars‘ mystery that had bugged fans for years. Get the inside scoop on what we might still see inside!
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ may have come to an unresolved end after five seasons, but hope still exists that the remaining arcs and material could see the light of day at some point. We certainly hope so, having learned through IGN that ‘Clone Wars’ supervising director Dave Filoni had intended to address a long-running ‘Star Wars’ point of confusion, that of Jedi master “Sifo-Dyas,” mentioned cryptically in George Lucas’ second prequel film ‘Attack of the Clones.’
Several expanded universe stories had previously attempted to explain the significance of the one-time Jedi master who apparently ordered the republic’s army of clones before dying under mysterious circumstances, but Filoni tells USA Today that one of several partially-produced arcs from ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ would have provided a definitive explanation of the character. Following Plo Koon (James Arnold Taylor)’s discovery of a discarded lightsaber on a desert planet, Filoni explains:
The Jedi have been fighting a war with an army that was commissioned by one of their own, Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. But who was Sifo-Dyas, and what happened to him? The dark lord of the Sith has woven an intricate web to ensnare the Jedi, but it is not full-proof and sometimes a small clue, and a bit of chance, can lead to the unraveling of the best-laid plans.
Several arcs and episodes had already been in production at the time of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ cancellation, as seen in the video below, but it remains unclear if any of the material will be presented to fans for closure on the series. If nothing else, Filoni will supervise the next generation of ‘Star Wars’ animated series, though no details have yet been released definitively.
What say you? Are you disappointed ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ wasn’t able to provide an explanation of such an intensely debated ‘Star Wars’ issue? How would you like to have seen the series conclude? Watch a tease of the incomplete arcs below, and give us your thoughts in the comments!