Will The Star Wars Animated Series Get A Theatrical Release?

Star-WarsIt appears that the animated Star Wars Series may be getting a kick start in the theaters if the word on the street rings true. We get the skinny today from our friends at movieweb:

The Star Wars fansite TheForce.net contacted Lucasfilm for verification, where they were told:

“I’d like to clarify Hasbro comments this AM about the Clone Wars TV Series. We see it as a breakthrough animated television series and are exploring a number of innovative ways to introduce it to the public. No decisions regarding release strategy have been made yet.”

I followed up with just one question. Is a theatrical release introducing the series in the works and received this response: “It’s one of the many things being discussed but we have no decisions yet. For us it’s all about finding a creative way to launch a creative TV series.”

A jump start to this series could be great in the theatre. I don’t think a film launch would work with many television shows, but Star Wars began on the silver screen, and this seems appropriate. With talk of both animated and live action Star Wars shows coming down the pipe, it looks like sci fi geeks will have a new pair of reasons to avoid earth’s yellow sun.

Star Wars 1, 2 and 3 have all let me down, on a personal and emotional level. These movies are like abusive parents that burned me with cigarettes; I try every day to forget them. It is because of the scarring that I may never be able to really look forward to a Star Wars project the way I should.

I loved Star Wars all my life, and I miss the days where I was looking forward to watching more of the universe unfold. Now every time I hear about an upcoming project, I fear that the new will sully my love of the old, and fill the Star Wars universe with more nonsense like the metachlorians. Part of me struggles against this train of thought however and hopes beyond hope that great stories will take place again within this universe, and that is why I will see this movie when and if it is birthed.

Damn you Lucas and your tractor beam.

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