Season 5 of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series is scheduled to premiere on September 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM, unlike past seasons of The Clone Wars which aired on Friday nights. Season 5 will be the last according to the producers and will feature many stories in one. One big plot turn in Season 5? Anakin Skywalker helps start a rebellion! That’s right, the future Darth Vader sets in motion events that will later come to be his bane.
As Filoni explained in the short film, pockets of rebels have begun to appear in the galaxy, and “Clones have come to be a symbol of imperial tyranny as much as the Droids have,” as so many systems find themselves in the midst of the war and the toll it takes. Filoni noted, “Anakin suggests to train these pockets of rebels themselves,” feeling they would be better off at least getting the rebels to work for the Republic and able to take on the Separatists themselves. The planet Onderon will be a key part of this storyline, as we see the rebels there in action, including Lux Bonteri, who we learn is originally from that planet.
The continuity of the films will remain intact and we will see what took place between episode two and three the making of Darth Vader. The CGI art is outstanding and Star Wars fans are in for a treat in the final Clone Wars series. This should be a real block buster so set your DVR to record and don’t miss Season 5 of Star Wars: Clone Wars. Stay tuned Comic and Star Wars faithful for more. 🙂 Walt