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.