Star Wars Is Not Ending With ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ But With ‘Clone Wars’
For months we were made to think that George Lucas’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would mark the end of Skywalker saga. While some may think the story ended fine, we would like to believe that it did not. In fact, it is actually a spin-off show, that will truly end the story of Skywalker. Releasing in 2020, season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers a special perspective of Anakin Skywalker’s side and a deeper look into his character building. Let’s discuss!
Star Wars and the Tale of Skywalkers
Star Wars’ Episode IX ends with Rey renouncing herself to be a Skywalker to show her loyalty to the brightest side of the Force. We think that this is misleading in terms of a story culmination that the previous Skywalkers deserved. Other than the fact that an Obi-Wan series is in the works, which will feature a young Luke, season 7 of Clone Wars must get more attention. The animated series takes place between Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, showcasing a vital chapter in Anakin’s life. It shows a complete detail of his thoughts and development, something that led him to become Darth Vader.
Since George Lucas’ Star Wars was never about chronology, there is this reason to believe that The Clone Wars season 7 should be seen in a similar way. I mean, otherwise, The Phantom Menace should also be Episode I and not IV. Moreover, even though The Rise of Skywalker ends everything related to the Star Wars, there are some unchecked blanks that need covering. The final season of the animated show will have to fill those blanks to truly mark the end of the saga.
How Should We Treat The Show?
One interesting thing CBR mentioned is how should fans treat the entry of the animated series as a whole. Although the Skywalker saga is commonly called the core nine films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars revolves around Anakin Skywalker the most. Some may think that if we are including the spin-off series in the Skywalker entry, then we should also include Rogue One and Rebels. Well, not really.
While both of the latter titles feature Darth Vader, he is not the centerpiece of the story. On the other hand, Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars The Clone Wars show is. This is the same for the Obi-Wan series, which might not feature Luke as a central figure.