With “The Clone Wars” hitting Netflix today, Entertainment Weekly has put up a new interview with Dave Filoni where he talks about some of the arcs in the “Lost Missions” episodes, as well as his reaction to when the series got cancelled, and how there may be some way to see those unfinished stories of the series. You can check out a portion of the interview below:
How did the final batch end up on Netflix as opposed to a Disney-owned network?
Filoni: I wouldn’t be aware of specifics around the decision. As a creative, it gives Clone Wars its own place in its own room. We’ve shifted to a whole new regime here, we’re shifting to new story content. I love the place Clone Wars has on Netflix; it’s very accessible and I think its great. Could it have played on a Disney Channel of some sort? I’m sure it could have. But we’re making an exciting new vision that I think fits our new relationship and it has forged a relationship with Disney that we’ve excited about. I think everything has found its proper home.
So does the show have an ending? Or is 13 where the production basically stopped?
Filoni: One of the reasons I was okay with us ending when we did and production shifting from Clone Wars to Rebels is I liked the idea of having this Yoda arc available to us because I felt like this was a great place to have an ending if it’s going to end. There’s been so many threads throughout the five seasons, if you were to try and wrap them all up each one would be its own big episode. Here we have two story acts within this the 13 that have a strong connection to the franchise, they’re very important to understanding the overall saga. They’re [creator George Lucas’] last statement about Yoda and The Force and how things fit together. If you’re a die-hard fan, they’re absolutely must-watch story content. As I think fans realized, this wasn’t just fun storytelling in the Star Wars universe. These were very much George Lucas’ stories and he felt they were as important as his other work.
Be sure to check out the full interview over at Entertainment Weekly.