With the future of Star Wars firmly on Disney+ for the time being, we’re being treated to a blast from the past to tide us over.
A litany of Star Wars content will be added to Disney+! Six series and specials from the franchise’s history will be among the new additions to the Disney+ in the coming weeks. Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars, Ewoks, Caravan of Courage, Ewoks: Battle for Endor, and The Story of the Faithful Wookiee will all be available beginning April 2.
The Story of the Faithful Wookiee has gained something of a following over the years, as it is the first appearance of Boba Fett. Given the return of the character in season 2 of The Mandalorian, as well as the confirmation of The Book of Boba Fett, it’s not necessarily a surprise to see the original bounty hunter’s original introduction to the galaxy.
Elsewhere, Caravan of Courage and Battle for Endor were the first spin-off side stories to be released under the Star Wars umbrella. Released after Return of the Jedi, they told a story of the Ewoks helping a family that had found themselves stranded on Endor. Clone Wars, released in 2003, was our first full look at the titular war that ultimately brought about the end of the Galactic Republic.
Are the Star Wars shows canon?
Most interesting is the “canon” status of these additions. Clone Wars was deemed non-canon with the development of The Clone Wars in 2008. Additionally, the Ewoks series, and Caravan of Courage and Battle for Endor were stripped of their “canon” status once Lucasfilm had been taken over. Only The Story of the Faithful Wookiee is deemed “canon,” by virtue of being featured in the oft-maligned Star Wars Holiday Special.
While it remains to be seen whether further archived series will see a re-release (here’s looking at you, Droids), it’s always good to have a dose of Star Wars injected onto the Disney+ Star Wars. With The Bad Batch right around the corner and The Book of Boba Fett on the horizon for the end of the year, we’re slowly getting more Star Wars, more often. You don’t hear me complaining!
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