‘Clone Wars’ Season 5 Trailer: Darth Maul and the Mandalorians Team Up

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At the Star Wars Celebration VI down in Orlando, Florida this past weekend, news came that Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith would both hit theaters in 3D next fall, which may or many not be good news for Star Wars fans. But there was also some good news for fans of Star Wars on the small screen, in the form of the animated series Clone Wars.

The season 5 of the animated series is nearly upon us, and as the conclusion of season 4 teased, The Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul is back. but this time he’s going to have some powerful allies in the form of Mandalorian terrorist Pre Vizsla (armed with a killer Darksaber and voiced by Jon Favreau), who is back looking for some vengeance of his own after Count Dooku decided to cut the killer loose when he failed to assassinate Obi-Wan Kenobi’s old love interest, Duchess Satine.

In addition to the fantastic-looking battles between the Jedi and Mandalorians (check out Obi-Wan sneaking around in the signature armor, complete with a jetpack), it looks like there’s going to be some serious Sith confrontation as well. That’s Emperor Palpatine (voiced by Ian McDiarmid) getting his lightsabers out again, this time to battle with Darth Maul. After all, there can only be two members of the Sith at one time (no matter how counter-productive that might be to their dastardly plans).

clone wars darth maul season 5 Clone Wars Season 5 Trailer: Darth Maul and the Mandalorians Team Up

As supervising director Dave Filoni commented on Darth Maul’s return last year, “There’s a lot of ground that has not been covered as far as Darth Maul is concerned, so there’s a lot of room to grow with him.” Teaming up Maul with the deadly Mandalorians – some pretty rough villains on their own – should make for an interesting chapter in the Clone Wars saga – a story that with every season gets more exciting than the film prequels. Hell, even the astromech droids seem to get their day in the sun as heroes in this trailer.

There’s a change of pace in scheduling this season, as the animated series moves from Friday nights to Saturday mornings on Cartoon Network. I don’t remember the last time I was excited about Saturday morning cartoons, but Clone Wars certainly has the potential to make me feel like a kid again.

Clone Wars Season 5 premieres September 29th at 9:30am on Cartoon Network.

Source: TheForce.net

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  1. I’m proud to say my best friend works on this series up at Skywalker Ranch.

    But I’m also ashamed to say that I’ve never watched a single episode. I don’t have cable.

  2. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” is a very boring franchise.

  3. The Clone Wars is great! I love it!

  4. So much better than the prequels!!!

  5. Looking forward to the new season.
    Just hope this one will be darker and more intense… the last season had a few good story arcs like the one with the clones at the battle of Umbaran and of course, the Darth Maul arc… but there were quit a few annoying episodes as well, like the R2D2 & C3PO ep and the one with Padme and Jar Jar.

    • I sometimes feel like the writers throw Jar Jar in episodes as some kind of running joke. Like maybe they have some ongoing bet about finding ways to work him in.

  6. I’m concerned that this is getting way to violent for kids and now they want to put it on during Saturday cartoons? I know that I won’t let my 6 year old watch it.

    • as a parent myself I undestand the hesitation, but I saw STAR WARS in the theater when I was 5! I didnt take away violence but inspiration and fascination with the imagination that sprouted in my brain.

      I actually think they need to make these cartoons a little more serious and less kid like, more like the movies in order to have the same powerful influence they had on me!

  7. Sweet. I wonder if this will be the last season, cuz Lucas said he’d like to produce 100 episodes and they’re getting close to, if not already surpassed, that cap.

  8. I feel bad for any Star Wars fans who might have written this show off because it is “for kids”. It is so much better than any of the prequels and I kind of hope they eventually do their own take on the events of Revenge of the Sith.