Tim Curry taking over as the voice of Palpatine after Ian Abercrombie's untimely passing.
The announcement of a new series taking The Clone Wars place had some worried, but then it was revealed Dave Filoni would still be involved in this series.
Then, the name of the series, Star Wars: Rebels, was revealed, and that it would take place in the time frame between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. With Dave Filoni, Kilian Plunkett and other parts of the TCW team involved, this also leaves a huge chance for it to tie up some of the loose ends that were left when The Clone Wars was canceled.
The final episodes of the series, from the planned sixth season, will be released in 2014. What's better, they include new episodes focusing on Yoda and the Umbara clones.
It's also coming to Netflix on March 7, along with The Movie and the rest of the series (even Director's Cut episodes). What's even better is that this is the first Star Wars production to ever be on Netflix.
And what else? It's getting a midnight release, and unlike the movie launch nights, you won't have to camp outside a movie theatre. When they said March 7, they really meant it.
These bonus episodes are great and all, but there probably isn't enough time to cover all the loose ends like what happened to Darth Maul. Wait, Dark Horse is producing a miniseries that adapts what would have been Darth Maul final story arc? YES!!!
A trailer for Season 6 in English is out, and what do we have....Qui-Gon Jinn! Mother Talzin! Dagobah! Protocol 66! Embo! Yoda fighting a Sith Lord!