Earlier today, Kotaku.com reported that a version of the canceled-1313 video game was centered on the adventures of Boba Fett. The focus of 1313 had changed throughout development, but Kotaku’s sources said George Lucas assigned developers to go in this direction just before E3 – it has been argued by some Internet bloggers the game had possibly been rethought and sent in another direction since then.
We’ll never know for sure though, since the game was shelved. In fact, earlier this month, LucasArts, was announced as being shut down – leading to numerous layoffs – and officials said it would now only license projects.
While this leaves a door open for a third-party to pick up the development of 1313, sources told Kotaku, this is very unlikely. Evidence points to Disney wanting to separate itself from the prequel era, so if the project were to be picked up, it would most likely be refocused and reshaped to fit the coming sequel era. It’s hard to get too optimistic about this, since we have no clue where this new era will take us or who the major players are.
This is disappointing news. Even if the game’s focus had evolved past only following the bounty hunter, it’s hard to imagine he still wouldn’t have been included. Especially, if developers already created the model, lighting and other configurations for the character.
Disney announced today it would not be going forward with anymore seasons of The Clone Wars on television.
It is still unclear whether or not they’ll release more seasons, currently in various stages of production, through DVD releases or web exclusives.
Hours after the announcement, actor Daniel Logan shared his thoughts about the cancellation via is Facebook page:
“With the announcement today of the winding down of Star Wars: The Clone Wars I just wanted to say a few things. I am very proud, honored & thankful to have been a part of The Clone Wars over the years. I want to thank George Lucas, Dave Filoni, Cary Silver, Meagan Finnerty, Tracy Cannobbio, all the cast & crew and especially the fans for making this so fun & fulfilling to be a part of. Star Wars has been a huge part of my life since I was 13 & I am thankful for all it has given me. I am sure my journey with Star Wars has many more adventures & I look forward to all that is in store for the future. There are still a few epic story arcs of The Clone Wars that will be available this year. It is some of the best work Lucasfilm Animation has produced, so stay tuned. MTFBW!”
If we look past Logan’s comments thanking the cast and crew of The Clone Wars, there’s an intriguing aside about future story arcs that will be available later this year. It’s interesting he made the remark as if it were a sure thing. My speculation is he’s referring to the rumored Boba Fett story arc that was pushed to what would have been the next season.
Earlier this year an image of Boba Fett in his Mandalorian armor was released with promotional images for this last season, but quickly removed, but not before it was snatched up by fans. Word is, the story arc showed a matured Boba Fett and how he reclaimed his father’s armor and ship – Slave I. Last we saw Slave I, it was in the possession of Hondo during the Young Jedi story arc.
What could Boba Fett’s story arc have been? Was it tied to the fall of Mandalore? The most disappointing thing about the cancelation of The Clone Wars, is we at the very least, will be delayed in seeing this tale – which could have been the most promising story arc for Boba Fett of the series.
Let’s hope they release these episodes and these questions can get answers. Comment on this post to share your speculations.