• Mattie Stu

10 Things You Didn't Know About Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Probably)

10 things you probably didn't know about Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Number 01.

The look of the characters was inspired by those from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds.

Number 02.

Anthony Daniels, Liam Neeson, Pernilla August, Matthew Wood, Ahmed Best, and Daniel Logan were the only actors from any of the Star Wars movies to reprise their roles. Moreover, Peter Mayhew was consulted concerning the body movements of Chewbacca.

Number 03.

Another name that could have easily made the aforementioned list is Hayden Christensen. Yes, the man who portrayed Anakin Skywalker was very much interested in playing the animated character. But he was never asked to return.

Number 04.

You may have noticed that Pre Vizsla looks like someone you've seen before. That's because his look was based on Max von Sydow – the actor who later landed the role of Lor San Tekka in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Number 05.

When bringing the character of Ahsoka Tano to life, director Dave Filoni looked to capture the mannerisms of Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, the brashness of Anakin Skywalker, and Obi-Wan's measured judgement.

Number 06.

Sticking with Ahsoka, the Togrutan was originally set to have an Icelandic accent. But plans changed when her voice actor, Ashley Eckstein, struggled to pull it off.

Number 07.

According to Corey Burton, the voice used for Cad Bane was based on Peter Lorre and Lance Henriksen. The latter of which was actually considered for the role.

Number 08.

Asajj Ventress and Jerec of Jedi Knight: Dark Forces fame share the exact same mouth tattoos.

Number 09.

Plo Koon is Dave Filoni's favourite character.

And, last but not least...

Number 10.

The Blue Shadow Virus episode of season one was intentionally released to mirror the swine flu pandemic.

Were you surprised by any of today's facts? Let us know in the comments below!

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