Fans of the popular Lucasfilm animated series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ were extremely let down to hear that the show would be discontinued after the purchase of the company by Disney. While that blow was softened earlier this summer by the announcement of the new show ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ on Disney XD, there is another animated casualty of the retooling of the animated division of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.
In mid-2012, ‘Robot Chicken’ creators Seth Green and Matt Senreich appeared at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, Florida to announce that they teamed with Lucasfilm to develop a comedic animated series called ‘Star Wars: Detours’ after they received George Lucas’ blessing. As hilarious clips and trailers began to hit the web, it’s no surprise that the next project from the award winning team behind Cartoon Network’s long-running stop motion show was highly anticipated.
However, after the acquisition of Lucasfilm and the focus shifted towards a new live-action trilogy starting with J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’, ‘Star Wars: Detours’ was put on hold to be released at another time.
Recently, ScienceFiction.com had the opportunity to team with The Pretentious Film Majors once again and sat down with the Oscar-winning duo of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash to discuss their directorial debut ‘The Way Way Back’, which they also co-wrote. While it was interesting to hear their thoughts on their new coming of age tale, we just had to ask Faxon about ‘Star Wars: Detours’, where he is rumored to play Han Solo.
In this brief ‘Star Wars’ talk, the writer/actor/director mentions how he got involved with ‘Star Wars: Detours’, how much material they managed to stockpile before the series was shelved, and when he thinks the public will finally get to see it:
Were you disappointed when Lucasfilm and Disney put a hold on ‘Star Wars: Detours’? What do you think about what star Nat Faxon had to say about it? Let us know in the comments below.
And just because it’s hilarious, here’s the trailer for ‘Star Wars: Detours’: