Monday, June 11, 2012

The Clone Wars Season Five Full Trailer Revealed

The full season five trailer, teased earlier this year, is ambitious. Growling electric guitars back clips of rebellions, bounty hunters, and Sith as factions clash. The format in the first couple minutes, a first-person narration briefly explaining the Sith and the Mandalorians, is abandoned later in favor of quick clips. This denies us direct mention of the Jedi and the "insurgency" mentioned in dialogue, but it looks like all four factions will be given a lot of screen time in this season. There are some very cool character and creature designs to look forward to: can you image watching this girl back when it seemed like an impossible feat to make Obi-Wan's hair move?

It looks like Darth Maul is going to be as close to a main villain as The Clone Wars can get without switching to a more episodic format. A clip of the long-awaited Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul fight features what looks like Pride Rock. Maul's dialogue naming Dooku "that Sith pretender" is great, capturing the economy of words that Maul should really show all the time - let's hope it keeps up. The trailer also brings back some more of of my least favorite things about last year, including Maul insisting that teamwork is a good thing, nonsensical politics, and Lux.

For good and for ill, the trailer can be watched here at EW.  Thanks to Fangirlblog for the tip.


  1. The animation is looking very pretty. I hope Maul's characterization gets...better.

    Also, no more Lux please for the love of all that's good character development.

  2. I second everything misao said. :D