With all of the excitement of the ‘Clone Wars’ coming back on the Disney streaming service, a lot of fans have wondered why exactly the massively popular ‘Star Wars’ series was ever cancelled in the first place when it clearly had an audience and was part of a massive franchise. For those who remember, ‘Clone Wars’ made it all the way through Season 5 before Disney purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas, and the “final” season of ‘Clone Wars,’ the “Lost” episodes aired exclusively on Netflix following that, and then the series was replaced with ‘Star Wars: Rebels,’ which was a bit more kid/ family friendly. Now, thanks to the actor who portrayed Boba Fett in the prequel trilogy and on the ‘Clone Wars’ series, we may have some inkling as to why ‘Clone Wars’ was cancelled following the Disney purchase.
Logan’s exact statement, which he made recently at London Comic-Con, is as follows:
“Disney, they cancelled it, I think it was getting a little too graphic — actually, it was getting really graphic. Boba was doing some really, really cool stuff. He started actually becoming a bounty hunter…at the time, it was just too graphic, I think, for what Disney was used to. We’d actually recorded seven episodes that didn’t get aired. So there was so many episodes that was coming up, and Boba was just doing some really cool stuff…I don’t cry, but I started tearing up when I saw some of these episodes and what I was doing. So we actually recorded them… yeah, that’s all that’s left. They might come back, you never know.”
Most likely Logan is referring to the much rumored episodes of the ‘Clone Wars’ which fans had heard would have pitted Boba Fett against Cad Bane himself, propelling Fett more completely into the role of the best/most feared Bounty Hunter in the galaxy by having him take down the man who previously held that title (quite capably) during the ‘Clone Wars’ series. With any luck, these unfinished episodes will be included when ‘Clone Wars’ returns on the Disney streaming service, as I cannot imagine Disney or Lucasfilm passing up an opportunity to have episodes showcasing a character like Boba Fett, especially when they are trying to bring viewers to their new streaming service.
What are your thoughts on Logan’s words on why ‘Clone Wars’ was cancelled? Did you think it was getting too “graphic” toward to the end? Feel free to share your opinions below!