Star Wars: The Clone Wars CG Movie Gets Theatrical Release Date

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As was rumoured a few months back, it appears that the upcoming computer-animated TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will indeed premiere in theatres as a feature-length movie. This week, an official release date was set, and it looks like Friday August 15th is the day that North American Star Wars fans will be marking on their calendars. The international release date is still TBA, and although there has been no word as to how wide the release will be, I think we can all assume that any Star Wars property will be playing on the maximum number of screens possible.

Looking ahead to the summer release schedule, The Clone Wars will currently be going head to head with Dragonball and Tom Tykwer’s The International. I am very curious to see how it turns out. I’m sure people will go nuts for any new Star Wars material regardless of what it is, but we have to remember that the quality of this production is going to be the equivalent of a weekly CGI TV series. Will it even compare to something like last year’s TMNT movie? Does it actually deserve to be released in theatres, or is this nothing more than a cash grab? Time will tell I suppose. More information on the upcoming series can be found over at StarWars.com.



  • Is this film going to be available to watch for free on television? If, as I have heard, the film is just the first few episodes of the show put together and thrown into theaters, this is totally a cash grab.

  • So is this the rumoured TV show of Star Wars that had been talked about for the last few years? I was under the impression that it was going to be live action.

  • Rian: It sounds like this movie will be an extended pilot episode for the series, but since the series is supposed to start in September, it would definitely be lame if they just aired it on TV month later. I’m wondering if it’s kind of like the Battlestar Galactica TV movie where they put it in a few theatres just for the hardcore fans who wanted to see it on the big screen. On the other hand, it sounds like a much bigger deal than that was.

    Stepen: This is the first of two Star Wars TV series that are in development. The live action one is supposed to start a year or two later.

  • We will see.
    I am quite reluctant to believe they will release it in cinemas.
    But it is Lucas Films, and that man does know how to make money.
    Think I will wait for it to come out on DVD.