Why did Disney and Lucasfilm resolve to choose up one thing that was dropped over half a decade in the past within the first place? Because it seems, the choice had quite a bit to do with the franchise’s loyal followers. In December 2019, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy spoke to The Los Angeles Times and shared how instrumental the fans were in bringing about the revival of The Clone Wars. “It does matter what they say and what they care about,” Kennedy said. “All of those things play a role in our decision making.”
Dave Filoni — who wrote and developed The Clone Wars, on which he also works as the supervising director – pointed to fans’ invention of an appropriate hashtag as helping push Disney and Lucasfilm to revive The Clone Wars. He explained to StarWars.com, “Their enthusiasm is relentless. Their love of those characters and tales hasn’t diminished. I really suppose their voice has gotten louder because the years have passed by. It has been very humbling to have their help and to have folks proceed to hashtag me, ‘#SaveTheCloneWars.'”
Filoni added that he felt The Clone Wars was nonetheless resonating with followers due to the “number of tales” that had been instructed all through the present. Whereas Anakin and Obi-Wan could have been the principle focus, there have been loads of supporting characters who received loads of air time. Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) was amongst them, and Filoni feels she specifically resonated with younger followers who had been going by modifications and struggling to search out themselves.
“Ahsoka gave youngsters a personality that was like them — somebody their age that was experiencing life’s challenges and studying alongside the best way,” he mentioned. Plus, having a brand new episode every week actually allowed us to discover what was happening with the brand new and legacy characters in a dynamic method, together with Anakin and Obi-Wan. I believe the tales left an indelible impression.”