SWCA: The Untold Clone Wars Panel Liveblog

Join Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo as they discuss untold tales from the classic animated series!

Here are all the images shown during The Untold Clone Wars panel.

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David Collins, host of the Digital Stage, greets the crowd!

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He reminds the crowd: tomorrow, the Digital Stage will feature the Battlefront panel AND the Season Two premiere of Star Wars Rebels.

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Dave Filoni, Rebels executive producer, and the Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo take the stage!

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Collins points out that Clone Wars material has been released since the show ceased broadcasting — Season Six on Netflix, story reels on StarWars.com, and the Darth Maul miniseries.

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Filoni says that he and Pablo still talk a lot about Clone Wars.

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“Making that show meant so much to me…the outpouring of support really blew my mind.”

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Today, they’ll be sharing never-before-seen sketches and story reels.

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First slide: a sketch of a young Boba Fett with Cade Bane and Aurra Sing.

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“We were planing on bringing Cad Bane back.” The next arc would bring Bane and Fett together.

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Now showing “the Justifier” — a new ship — as well as concept art for a Tusken Raider shaman.

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Dave says they couldn’t animate cloth very well, so the designs for many characters were form-fitting.

Now showing a dewback — complete with hat!

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Now rolling a story reel clip! Boba and Cad drink at a camp site. Cad says Tuskens are closing in, and wants Boba to willingly let the Tuskens capture him so they can access his camp, and gives Boba a tracking device. Now, they attack…

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Cheers from the crowd! How did Cad know he was surrounded? “He was a more experienced hunter,” Filoni says.

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Hidalgo points out that most episodes don’t have VO at this stage in the process — so this is a true rarity.

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New sketch: A Wookiee riding a giant monkey-looking creature. The Wookiees could summon these “tree gods” if they had to.

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New sketch with Yoda, a clone, and a Wookiee, “Drawing Yoda for George was always great.”

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New sketch of Tarrful kneeling before a tree — he is asking the forest for permission to go into battle. There was to be a story where the clones and Wookiees would need to burn forest in a Clone Wars battle.

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According to Hidalgo, George Lucas insinuated that Wookiees’ abilities to commune with nature/trees is almost Force-like.

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Sketch from “The Bad Batch” – an arc with clones who had specialized traits at birth. They were super soldiers. “It works in the original supercommando idea of Boba Fett from Empire,” Filoni says.

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New story reel clip! Wookiees ride the tree gods, while mantis-like creatures attack.

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“It is not wise to upset a Wookiee.” – Hidalgo

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Another new sketch: Ventress and Quinlan Voss. Lucas was really happy with Ventress’ development. 

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Asajj’s has hair! “Katie Lucas and I were interested in Ventress having punk hair.” A fan has the actual haircut and was invited on stage — it works in real life!

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New sketch: Ventress’ ship. A take on the Attack of the Clones gunship. This ship will show up in Star Wars Rebels…

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New concept art of Quinlan Vos. “I tried really hard to blend elements of the EU into the Clone Wars.” – Filoni

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Lucas really liked Quinlan; he read the comics, liked them, and wanted to develop him.

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Lucas didn’t like that Ventress became Dooku’s apprentice, and engineered the story to get her out of that situation.

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New story reel clip! Ventress (with hair) chases someone in crowded streets.After she corners him, Quinlan tackles the subject. 

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Ventress’ bow in the clip is a nod to the old Dungeons and Dragons cartoon.

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The clip takes place in Pantoa City.

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Now showing concept art of Ventress in a ballroom gown! 

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Now showing a clip from later in the arc — bounty hunters versus Count Dooku! Intense stuff — the story will be told in Star Wars: Dark Disciple, the new novel coming in July!

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More unseen concept art: Deepa Bilaba, an Ord Mantell base after a big battle (between the Separatists and the Mandalorians!), Maul Mandalorian fighter, Oppo Rancis’ lightsaber (with a bent hilt!).

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The Bad Batch’s gunship art — a painting of Padme!

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New sketch of a stone head tumbled on the ground. Filoni says that he and Lucas determined that if you dug beneath the Jedi Temple, you’d find ruins from past worshippers of the Force — and possibly a Sith Temple.

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Another new sketch: “Top Gun with Clones.” Would have been from a story where rival servicemen compete and Rex is “stuck” with Artoo.

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Now showing a Vong sketch — Filoni did an exploration of their ships, which are huge when compared with a Jedi starfighter.

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Ahsoka sketch! The crowd cheers. “We, of course, are not done with Ahsoka.” – Filoni

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Filoni says the final episode of the Clone Wars would have corresponded with Revenge of the Sith and went past it, telling what happened to Ahsoka, certain clones, etc.

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Now showing concept art of what Ahsoka’s costume would have been. It features a monkey-like sketch on her boot, per Ashley Eckstein’s preference.

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One last clip to show!

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Ahsoka on a speeder bike! It malfunctions in increasingly bad ways in a busy speedway. Thrilling!

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Fan question: In the Utapau arc, was the kyber crystal used to power the Death Star? That was the intent, but the story is yet to be told.

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Will you offer more color guides for costumers, even for Clone Wars? “It would be my pleasure…My favorite thing coming here is seeing you guys in costume.” – Filoni

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What happened to Barriss Offee? In the original script, she died. She blows up her own prison cell. “I didn’t want that fate for Barriss, so I cut that part. I had plans for Barriss.”

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Will Dave ever publish his personal sketchbooks? “I would love that. Just keep asking for it.” 

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Will we see Boba Fett and Cad Bane in Rebels? “At present, no. It’s not outside of the realm of possibility. I would lean more toward Embo.” But Sabine has painted Cad in her room…

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Did Kyle Newman voice any characters? He did — not Ben Quadinaros, but a Toong. 

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What was the idea for the Cad Bane/Boba Fett relationship? It was more a passing of the torch, inspired by A Fistful of Dollars. Bane and Jango Fett had a rivalry, but with his death, they’ll never know who was better. If Bane could train Boba, he would make him great, and maybe get an answer…

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And that’s it! Thanks for joining us!

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