So, I just took the kids to see the new Star Wars/Cone Wars animated movie.
It was fair.
But I’ve developed this incredibly geeky theory.
I’m enough of a geek to know that they’ve been talking about this Star Wars television series. And Lucas said it’ll be about characters we haven’t seen very much of, taking place between episodes 3 and 4.
***A bit of a spoiler follows***
I’m also enough of a geek to know that Lucas has used different media before to introduce characters who will later become significant. For example, Boba Fet was in some unimaginably cheesy Christmas special well before Empire Strikes Back. And General Grevious was introduced in the Cartoon Network animated shorts, before he was in the movies.
So here’s my theory:
This new show is going to be about Anakin’s apprentice who was introduced in the movie. By the time of Revenge of the Sith she would be farely well along in her training, but clearly no match for Darth Vader, her former master. So the whole thing could be about Anakin chasing her down, either in the hopes of turning her or killing her as one of the last remaining Jedi.
Even if I’m wrong, wouldn’t that be a cool premise for a show?