When Star Wars: The Clone Wars was canceled at the beginning of 2013, it was unclear if Disney and Lucasfilm would ever tie up the loose ends from season five. While it was believed that Lucasfilm would release the final season as a special Blu-ray/DVD release, the company surprised its fans when they revealed that the animated series would be premiere on Netflix Instant this week. Now Lucasfilm released a new clip from The Clone Wars that features Master Yoda’s secret mission.
The clip above showcases Anakin Skywalker and R2-D2 helping Yoda escape from the Jedi Council. Yoda knows that Anakin has an irreverent streak to him, which is why he asks for his help to escape Coruscant. It seems that Mace Windu is concerned that Yoda is becoming sick when he learns that Yoda is hearing voices. After a brief medical examination, Yoda is confined to the city-planet. After he escapes with the help of Anakin and R2-D2, the Jedi Master goes on a mission to Dagobah to learn more about how Qui Gon Jinn became a Force ghost. The mission was teased at the beginning of the extended trailer Lucasfilm released a few weeks ago.
The scene itself is light and amusing, but it doesn’t really seem like Yoda needed Anakin to help him out with a daring escape. The Jedi Master just walked out of the door into the cargo bay. The Jedi Council definitely didn’t put much of a fight to keep Yoda on Coruscant. It’s actually going to be cool to see Yoda on Dagobah again, however, only this time as a novice.
Recently, Lucasfilm released the episode titles and a brief synopsis for all 13 episodes of season six. It will feature storylines that will directly tie into Revenge of the Sith, namely the re-appearance of Qui Gon Jinn, who will voiced by Liam Nesson, reprising his role from The Phantom Menace. The last season will also feature a conclusion to Ahsoka’s exit from the Jedi Order, as well as an epic showdown with the Sith and Darth Sidious’ Order 66 that will lead into Episode III.
The Clone Wars‘s Netflix debut is the first of many deals between Lucasfilm and the streaming giant. There are rumors that Lucasfilm is also developing a live-action TV show for Netflix that will further expand the Star Wars universe. It’s unclear whether or not it would be the same as Star Wars: Underground, which producer Rick McCallum had in the works before he retired from Lucasfilm, but there’s a possibility that it might be. Underground was described as “a darker look at the Star Wars universe, with comparisons made to Deadwood, but in space.”
Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be available for streaming on Netflix Instant beginning this Friday, March 7.