We brought you news a little over a week ago that the director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni, was working on some ideas for a future Star Wars animated series and now reports of what that animated series might be have surfaced on line. Going by the title Star Wars: Reclamation, it's reportedly set 15 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and would set the stage for Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, which is due to land in theaters 2015.
Here's the synopsis for the series:
Fifteen years have passed since RETURN OF THE JEDI and the death of Anakin Skywalker. The Galactic Empire has been beheaded for over a decade, but a state of civil war continues…The Union of Imperial Loyalists, a loose alliance of systems loyal to the Empire’s cause, refuses to cease hostilities until Coruscant is surrendered and abandoned.
Our story begins at a turning point in the struggle. Supreme Chancellor Mon Mothma and Vice Chair Leia Organa are due to meet Grand Moff Ono in the first round of long-awaited peace talks…Everyone in the room — Republic, Union, and Jedi alike — are shocked as legions of black droids issue forth from the depths of Coruscant, destroying indiscriminately.
The aftermath of this attack sets the stage for an unlikely and uneasy alliance. Republic and Loyalist worlds are forced to unite to repel the unforeseen threat concealed beneath their very feet. The self-replicating machines lead heroes on both sides on a journey into the underworld — where technology and the Force itself collide — to uncover a mystery almost as old as the Republic itself: the dark legacy of Level 1313.
With Disney closing LucasArts and cancelling The Clone Wars, it's best to take this latest update with a large grain of salt, at least until we have more official confirmation anyway. That being said, it makes sense for Disney to have a series that acts as a bridge to the Episode VII, so Reclamation could well be the real deal.
Now over to you. Use the comment section below to let me know your thoughts on this potential series and whether you think it would be a good set up for the upcoming Episode VII.