For Millennials. By Millennials.
On May 4th, 2020 Star Wars officially brought the Skywalker Saga to a close as the season 7 of animated series The Clone Wars ended. As fans celebrate Star Wars Day today, one question arises amidst all this: Will there be The Clone Wars season 8? By the end of Revenge of the Sith, we know a few remaining Jedi sought refuge in the far corners of the galaxy to escape Vader’s fist and his hunt. This also includes former Jedi and once padawan Ahsoka Tano and Anakin’s trusted 501st Captain Rex. [SPOILER ALERT]
What Gives Rise To The Clone Wars Season 8 Discussion?
For one, season 7 of The Clone Wars series goes beyond Order 66. Yes, Captain Rex and Ahsoka crash land their star destroyer onto a moon, but they leave after Ahsoka bids farewell to the fallen 501st troopers present inside the ship. We later see a newly formed Anakin, or Darth Vader, finally find the ship and with it, he sees Ahsoka’s lightsaber which he gifted to her. So, what happened? How did we go from this to Star Wars Rebels?
Next, the final season of The Clone Wars was much shorter than the previous seasons. This means that the story was compressed and a lot of details were dropped. Perhaps The Clones Wars season 8 can cover these forgotten stories. For example, it was only through comics did we find out how Darth Maul escaped Sidious’ capture. Perhaps if we can see more of the creation of Death Star? Lucasfilm doesn’t seem like revisiting these stories, but they do hold some demands.
Character of the Day: Ahsoka Tano pic.twitter.com/n0RxzCEv8W
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Finally, season 8 of The Clone Wars can also talk about Ahsoka Tano and her journey later. We know she survived the Galactic Civil War and she is alive even after the events of Return of the Jedi. Apparently, she undertook a quest to make a journey to the Unknown Regions of the Galaxy. Plus, Star Wars creators are also focussing on her story once again, for example, by bringing her back for The Mandalorian. Perhaps season 8 of the animated show can cover her story in this way?
For now, we may do as much wishful thinking as we want. Unfortunately, this is the end.