First Look At Star Wars: Clone Wars

Coming to cinema and TV

Lucasfilm today announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will debut in cinemas (at least American cinemas – it's not clear whether a UK release is definite) on August 15, before broadcasting as a TV show in the autumn. This will be the first Star Wars film to be released by Warner Bros, not 20th Century Fox. More excitingly, the Star Wars official site has a first look at Clone Wars.

As the video says, this is an event that fans have been waiting to see since it was mentioned in the very first Star Wars film. We've had glimpses at the battle in the Star Wars prequels, but this will be fully explore the battle involving the Jedi and the clones against the separatists, and expand the mythology. Following the movie, the TV series will consist of an unspecified number of 30-minute episodes.

Lucasfilm has gone with a very stylised look for Clone Wars and we have to say we like it. It seems to work particularly well on Obi Wan, with all his angular facial topiary. We also like the look of new padawan Ahsoka, who looks like Shaak-Ti, but less warmly attired.

What do you think?