Dave Filoni, the creator of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has revealed George Lucas’ impact on the final season of the fan favourite animated series.
The final ever season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is now with us, adapting previously unused stories (like ‘The Bad Batch’ arc) before the show was originally canceled many years ago.
Filoni created the show along with George Lucas and has spoken to EW about what has changed since its initial run:
“If you go back to the original series, what we put out in 2008, it’s such a dramatic leap. But then you realize it’s been 11 years since that show first aired, which is kind of striking for me that it’s been so long. So there should be dramatic improvements, visually. I think that facial animation, the fidelity of the expression — things like that — we were able to improve in the animation itself. I really feel looking at this show now, it’s kind of how George and I envisioned it to look in the beginning. We just didn’t have the tools necessary to actually realize it then. But over time with a lot of training, you know, like any good Jedi I learned my way.”
Filoni also discussed how Lucas influenced this final season, speaking about the group of mutated clones called the Bad Batch:
“We always had this bizarre hairstyle trend with clones where they would pick ways to individualize and the Bad Batch themselves, that was all right from George. He wanted to explore this idea that there were clones that were a little bit more unique from one another that were like a special forces unit that had enhanced skills. And so the trick for those characters is really making them feel special in what their abilities could be, but not making them superheroes. Wrecker should not be the Hulk, even though we love the Hulk and those types of stories. That’s not what Star Wars is. So we had to keep it all kind of within the reality of Star Wars.”
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