The final trailer is here for the seventh season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Though, does the trailer hint at merging into Revenge of the Sith’s events?
We never thought we’d get a proper goodbye to The Clone Wars series. Thanks to the fans, we’re finally getting the chance to say farewell to our favorite clones and other related characters. With the recent release of the last trailer for the final season, we’re point out a few things we noticed that might indicate the show will eventually merge with Revenge of the Sith.
After a few viewings, we spied nods to the third prequel film. Though, it made us question if the series will cross over into the movie that saw the original end of the Skywalker Saga.
The Siege of Mandalore
Now, we’ve known for a while that the Siege of Mandalore was coming. First mentioned by Rex in the Star Wars Rebels episode The Lost Commanders, the event is said to be the last time Ahsoka sees Anakin before their run-in on Malachor 16 years later.
Little information exists about the battle other than it takes place during Revenge of the Sith. This is also the reason Rex doesn’t lead the 501st into the Jedi Temple when Order 66 is put into effect. The film only shows us the events that take place during that time period while being told from Anakin’s perspective.
The siege will probably be from the viewpoint of Ahsoka, Maul, and Rex given the timeline.
The final trailer shows Anakin talking to his wife via hologram and she’s visibly pregnant. Now, this has become a massive talking point since the trailer dropped. Some are calling it a retcon, while others deem the events as an overlap with Revenge of the Sith.
Some people have speculated that Anakin might be oblivious to Padmé’s baby bump. We doubt this as he can see how her hand sits on her belly and the hologram stops below the senator’s stomach though it’s hard to tell.
Another point we have is if Padmé hadn’t wanted Anakin to know they were expecting, she would’ve hidden it. Since she isn’t, it’s possible he already knows. Also, it’s dark and we can’t make out where he is. Though, two things stand out. It doesn’t appear he’s on a ship of any kind as it looks like the location is spacious.
CBR points out that after discovering his wife’s pregnancy, Anakin didn’t return to the battlefield. He had to deal with his nightmares, Palpatine’s manipulations and his issues with the Jedi.
If we’re getting the Siege of Mandalore and the beginnings of Padmé’s pregnancy, where does that put Order 66? It’s unknown if the events of the Great Jedi Purge play out, the scene at the end of the final trailer is any indication, we might just get a look at the end of the Jedi Order from a different viewpoint than we did in Revenge of the Sith.
If we do end up seeing it, we’ll find out what happened with Rex and whether he had his chip removed. However, he says in Rebels that he never betrayed his Jedi. Now, it’s unclear if he’s referring to Ahsoka or Anakin.
“I Sense A Plot To Destroy The Jedi.”
We almost forgot about the Mace Windu line of dialogue from Revenge of the Sith. While this was prophetic within itself, we’ll hear him say the line again during the final season.
If you’re familiar with the timeline, you’ll know that “I sense a plot to destroy the Jedi” is technically the first time he says it on-screen in Canon. We question why he will say it during the show. Though, it’s unclear from the final trailer who he’s talking to while in RotS, he’s talking to a series of Jedi and Commander Cody before he turns to talk to Anakin.
However, it’s possible this scene takes place during the film and it’s an animated version of that same sequence. They’ve done it before on the series where they redid part of the Mustafar fight in a vision. It was here that the dialogue was almost exactly the same as the actual fight.
As the final season of The Clone Wars comes closer, while sad to be losing the show after one just getting it back, it’s time to merge with Revenge of the Sith. Not only will it close off the Clone Wars era, but it will also help make the chronological merge with Rebels and the Ahsoka novel more understandable.
The seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will premiere on Disney+ on February 21.