Entertainment Weekly says season 5 of the Clone Wars cartoon will take a good look at how the Jedi fell, and why no one cared. From an interview with director Dave Filoni:
“We’ve got some critical set-up this season to explore why the Sith triumph, why the Empire replaces the Republic, the kind of things that fans have always wondered about regarding this period,” Filoni says. “What do people really think of the Jedi? How is it that Palpatine had the Jedi eliminated and the galactic populace seems fine with that? What does it mean when Mace Windu walks in to the Chancellor’s office and tries to arrest him? Would the people be for that or against that? Palpatine makes it look like the Jedi launched a coup. How is it that people would accept such an explanation?”
I’m not really seeing that in the new nigh-4-minute trailer above, but I like the idea of it. Darth Sidious fighting the Maul brothers and an Astromech spec ops squad would just be icing on the cake. I know I say this every time, but I really need to start watching this show again.
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