Star Wars: The Clone Wars got cancelled in 2012 after Disney acquired Lucasfilm because the fan-favourite series was “too graphic”, as revealed by Daniel Logan.
“Disney, they cancelled it, I think it was getting a little too graphic — actually, it was getting really graphic,” Logan said at London Comic Con. “Boba was doing some really, really cool stuff. He started actually becoming a bounty hunter.”
Logan, who played a younger Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II, before playing his role in the animated series, added that it was too graphic for what Disney was used to.
“We’d actually recorded seven episodes that didn’t get aired,” Logan said, pointing to an unfinished episode that would have pit Fett against Cad Bane.
“So there were so many episodes that were coming up, and Boba was just doing some really cool stuff.”
Before getting cancelled, the series continued Fett’s development into the most gruesome hunter in the galaxy.
“I don’t cry, but I started tearing up when I saw some of these episodes and what I was doing,” he said. “So we actually recorded them… yeah, that’s all that’s left. They might come back, you never know.”
While cancelling The Clone Wars in 2013, Lucasfilm remarked that the “decision was made to pursue a new direction in animated programming.”
As noted by Vice President of Content Acquisition Sean Carey, the series really aged up with time and went to a darker place as it didn’t fit the Cartoon Network anymore.
Disney launched a more kid-friendly Star Wars Rebels before bringing back The Clone Wars; announcing its revival at San Diego Comi Con in July.