The news last week that Disney is acquiring Lucasfilm immediately unleashed a whirlwind of questions. What will the newly announced Star Wars Episode 7 be like? Who will write and direct? What will happen to the partnership between Lucasfilm and Dark Horse? What does this mean for the Cartoon Network-based Star Wars: The Clone Wars?
The Hollywood Reporter may have the answer to one of those: According to the trade paper’s source, the licensing deal between Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network parent Turner Entertainment will end with this season of The Clone Wars. Word is that the CG-animated series will then move to Disney XD, which airs the Marvel-based cartoons Ultimate Spider-Man and The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
The Clone Wars, which debuted in 2008, is now in its fifth season, which began Sept. 29.