Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Clone Wars Clips from SDCC Reveal Maul, Mandalorians

I wasn't able to attend San Diego Comic-Con this year, but I really enjoyed a Clone Wars clip provided by IGN. The beginning shows a sinister character that closely mirrors Luke's entrance into Jabba's Palace in Return of the Jedi. Then we're thrown into the action as Obi-Wan dons the classic armor (well, most of it anyway) for a Mandalorian vs Mandalorian battle mid-flight. He's joined by Kate Sackhoff's Bo-Katan, another red-haired warrior, who is going to be getting some face time this season. Her appearance matches the art Dave Filoni posted a few months ago. I look forward to finding out more about her, as well as whether Obi-Wan's going to start flirting with someone from an opposing faction for the third time. With a Jedi Master like this, no wonder Anakin turned out how he did. May I remind you that Anakin and Ahsoka are still sitting in a diner as of last season's finale?

The action is nice, and Bo-Katan notes that the inter-Mandalorian strife is somehow Darth Maul's doing. This brings us a second clip from Entertainment Weekly, which plays out exactly like the text of Shadow Conspiracy. They've done junior novelizations before, so it may be safe to say that if you've been spoiled for the end of Shadow Conspiracy you've been spoiled for the end of the first episode as well. The Zabrak brothers are working together to ruin some droids' day.

It was revealed at SDCC that said first episode will be shown in its entirety at Celebration VI. I'll be there, resisting the urge to MST3K it and curious about the ending.

1 comment:

  1. I want Anakin and Ahsoka to turn out to actually be stuck in a parallel dimension consisting entirely of a diner in the void. Is that too much to ask, TCW writers?