Since we got the reveal of the next few episodes to air after the Onderon arc in the latest issue of Star Wars Insider a few days ago, it now looks like the airing of more season 5 episodes will be changing again, much like the premiere episode change to “Revival.” It was revealed over at The Official Star Wars Blog that the next episodes to air after the Onderon arc will be the new “Young Jedi” story that was just revealed. The episodes for this upcoming arc are titled: “The Gathering,” “A Test of Strength” “Bound for Rescue” and “A Necessary Bond.” Below is some more information about the upcoming arc that was posted on the official Star Wars Blog by Pablo Hidalgo:
Occasionally our desire to let Star Wars Insider readers be as “inside” as they can be results in information changing after the magazine has gone to print. You saw it happen before when “Revival” moved to the start of Season 5 after “A War on Two Fronts” had been printed as the season opener. It was the season opener when it had gone to print, but in the intervening weeks, things changed.
So, in issue #137, on page 7, there’s some gorgeous concept art from upcoming episodes of The Clone Wars, featuring a look at the Banking Clan headquarters on Scipio. It says these episodes will air in November. Since that text and those images were set on the page, things have changed. The long lead-time of episode production and the anthology-nature of the show means episode order is often shuffled to present a different flow for broadcast compared to the order in which episodes were produced. So, the episodes coming in November will be different.
Already, the Cartoon Network blog has shed some light on what’s coming up after the Onderon arc wraps. It’s a series of episodes showcasing Ahsoka and a group of younglings – episodes that were edited together as a unique feature-length movie screened at Celebration VI. These episodes, “The Gathering,” “A Test of Strength” “Bound for Rescue” and “A Necessary Bond” will deliver a rousing Clone Wars adventure in the vein of the classic Lucas and Spielberg produced-films that dominated the late ‘70s to mid-‘80s. And they feature an amazing guest star that – much to my surprise – has not been reported anywhere since the Celebration VI screening. I guess he filled the role that well that no one guessed who he is…
I’m glad we’ll actually be seeing these episodes sooner rather than later, but now I’m real curious to see who this special guest star is. I guess we’ll find out next week!