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Massive new Star Wars animated series in the works, says Clone Wars composer

March 16th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Oooooooh…. more animated Star Wars content is coming and it sounds like it, whatever it is, will be pretty big.

Star Wars fans will know that shows like Clone Wars, Rebels and now The Bad Batch, has given us some of the best Star Wars we’ve ever had – just check out the clip at the bottom of the page for evidence of this – and, while we love The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, we have a real soft spot for the animated corner of the galaxy and will welcome, with open ars any more that’s coming down the line.

And it sounds like something big is coming.

In a new interview, Clone Wars and Rebels composer Kevin Kiner, who is currently scoring The Bad Batch Season2 said he’s working on a new animated series, saying: “It’s a very special project, some great, great people are involved.”

“We are working on a new project. It’s an animated project. It’s a Star Wars project. And that’s all we can say. It’s really, really frikkin’ great… To the point where Lucasfilm and Disney are giving us full orchestra for every episode… It’s a very special project, some great, great people are involved, and we’re really privileged to be part of that one. And I probably said too much already.”

Hmmmmmm… a new animated series with a full orchestra?

Now, going back almost exactly a year, actor Matt Lanter, who played Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars, revealed (here) that we will see more of Anakin in the future, saying: “There’s some new Lucasfilm Animation going on. I’ve been a part of some things I can’t talk about yet. You’ll see Anakin again.”

Could this be the same project? Recently we reported on how there are still dozens of unmade episodes of The Clone Wars (here) that are waiting to tell more stories, but with The Bad Batch and with Vader coming back for Obi-Wan Kenobi, I can’t help feeling we’re looking at something else on the horizon here… though more Lanter as Anakin is great news too.

No, I reckon we might be looking at an animated series focusing on Han, Luke, Leia, Chewie and Lando. A series that will bring us back to the golden age of Star Wars and fill out that big chunk of adventure between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

Now, I know this period is being covered by the current live-action shows but we want to know what the original characters were doing and let’s not forget that The Mandalorian has set up a Jedi Academy under Luke Skywalker that is crying out for a series, exploring what Luke did before Ben Solo came along.

Oh, and before I forget

And we know that with characters like Ahsoka Tano, Darth Maul, Fennec Shand and others, there’s no longer a division between the animated and live-action worlds of Star Wars anymore… it’s all one big story, so anyone could appear anywhere at any time. Which is great.

Of course, there’s been a rumoured Darth Maul animated show (here) as well as various rumours over the years, but for all the adventures, aside from Star Wars: Force of Destiny and the unreleased Star Wars: Detours, the original cast have never been represented outside the movies.

I reckon that’s all about to change.

What do you all think? Let me know, guys.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….