Why ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Was Really Canceled

Boba Fett actor Daniel Logan has revealed the real reason Star Wars: The Clone Wars got cancelled after Lucasfilm got acquired by Disney.

2012’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars got canceled after Lucasfilm got acquired by Disney as it was “too graphic”, as revealed by Daniel Logan:

“Disney, they canceled it, I think it was getting a little too graphic — actually, it was getting really graphic. Boba was doing some really, really cool stuff. He started actually becoming a bounty hunter.”

Logan, who played a younger Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack of the Clone, said they recorded episodes that would have pit Fett against Cad Bane:

“We’d actually recorded seven episodes that didn’t get aired. So there were so many episodes that were coming up, and Boba was just doing some really cool stuff.”

Before it got canceled, Clone Wars continued Fett’s development into the most gruesome hunter in the galaxy:

“I don’t cry, but I started tearing up when I saw some of these episodes and what I was doing. So we actually recorded them… yeah, that’s all that’s left. They might come back, you never know.”

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While canceling the series in 2013, Lucasfilm remarked that the “decision was made to pursue a new direction in animated programming.” Another factor that didn’t help the situation was that the series was not on a Disney network but a competing one in Cartoon Network.

As noted by Sean Carey, Vice President of Content Acquisition, the series really aged up with time and went to a darker place which didn’t fit the Cartoon Network audience anymore.

A more kid-friendly Star Wars Rebels was later launched by Disney before bringing back The Clone Wars, announcing its revival at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

Developed by Dave Filoni, Star Wars: The Clone Wars stars the voice talents of Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, and Dee Bradley Baker.

Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

The previous seasons are available for viewing on Blur-ray, DVD, and Digital, while the new season premieres sometime in 2019 on the Disney Play!