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Theorizing on Filoni’s Clone Wars story conference sketches

tcw-writers-cropLooking for theories about The Clone Wars sketches that Dave Filoni dropped on Monday? The Wookiee Gunner has some.

You can hear more about the show’s story conferences in Rebel Report’s interview with writer Brent Friedman. And actress Jaime King talks about her Lost Missions role with Coming Soon.

Rumor: Disney already casting for Star Wars live-action TV?

STAR WARS RUMORS: Take seriously at your own risk.Cinelinx reports today that Star Wars casting people weren’t just looking for folks for Episode VII, but for unannounced projects including “specials and mini-series.” (via)

Their speculation that includess the Darth Vader special we heard of seems off-base – I’d guess that’s more of a documentary/existing footage thing.

A live-action show is certainly not outside of the realm of possibility, though Disney and Lucasfilm have claimed that they’re focusing on Episode VII (and Rebels) right now. Waiting until the new movie era is firmly established – as Marvel did – would be the smart thing, I think.

Filoni: Rebels is on “a more human level”

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Dave Filoni is back in the Los Angeles Times, this time to chat up Rebels, addressing some of the fan concerns about what will be our our first real block of Disney-in Lucas-out content, how the show’s focus differs from The Clone Wars (“you won’t be watching those politics unfold”) and even a design element you might not expect:

“I know that Kathy [Kennedy] is a very big fan of [Japanese animator Hayao] Miyazaki, so I told [art director] Kilian Plunkett to look at his designs and what makes them so iconic and memorable,” Filoni said. That, combined with McQuarrie’s original “Star Wars” designs, is the look of the new “Rebels.”

He also touches on the Force (“a less-is-more scenario”) and, uh, fans talking about how certain characters will probably be killed off. (Guilty.)

Chee tweets the definitive Clone Wars episode order

TCW-maul-savage-vizslaWith The Clone Wars now more or less complete, Lucasfilm’s Leland Chee yesterday tweeted the chronological order of the series:

216 116 T 301 303 101-115 117-121 201-203 217-219 204-214 220-222 305-307 302 304 308 122 309-311 215 312-322 S4 502-513 501 514-520 601-613

(‘T’ is the debut movie.) He followed up with just the Maul arc: “314 421 422 501 514 515 516.”

UPDATE: There’s now a version of this on StarWars.com that won’t give anyone horrible math class flashbacks.

Dave Filoni thanks Clone Wars fans

Filoni sketchWith ‘The Lost Missions’ out in the world, Dave Filoni thanks fans of The Clone Wars on StarWars.com this afternoon.

While we weren’t able to tell every story in the Clone Wars era, there is plenty to look forward to. Every day there are amazing new Star Wars stories being developed here at Lucasfilm. I guess my intention here is to encourage you all to dream, to imagine, not just what these stories might have been, but what the possibilities are for other new stories which have never been told before. And maybe the person who tells those stories will be you. I hope you have enjoyed what was, and what yet might be, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

He shares a wealth of sketches from the show’s last story conference, and even gives a small spoiler.