Tonight, a few staff members here at Yodasnews, had the
pleasure of seeing an advanced screening of three future
Clone Wars episodes, as well as, a montage of the rest of
Our night started with a three block walk on a frigid night
in Philadelphia. Once we arrived at the theatre, we were
greeted by several Lucas Film employees and a few United
States Marines. We handed over our screening passes and
over three dozen carded figures for the Toys for Tots
donation. One of the Lucasfilm employees jokingly called
Mark “Santa Claus”, with what seemed like his endless bag of
We were then given several promotional items (Tattoos, Clone
Wars Adventures Station Cash, 501st Cards) and VIP passes
for a free popcorn and soda.
We then went to theatre 6, where R2-D2 was waiting to greet
us and once everyone was settled a trivia contest began.
Lucas Film gave away several items, including Hasbro Clone
Wars Deluxe General Grievous Spinning Lightsabers, Books and
even a Verizon R2-D2 Branded Droid 2! Once the fun was over
(and it was nice to see kids win a majority of the toys and
a member of the 501st win the Droid 2), a familiar voice
asked us to turn off our phones and enjoy the show.
It was amazing to see a show that we have been accustomed to
watching on the small screen now on the big screen. We don’t
want to get into too much detail, because all of these
episodes will premiere on Cartoon Network (New Time
8:30/7:30 C) next month, but look for a very exciting and
very dark side of the Clone Wars that we haven’t seen
before. Fans who have complained that the series has been
too “kidish” will have nothing to complain about after
viewing these episodes.
The night ended with a special message from Dave Filoni and
a glimpse of what is to come for the rest of Season 3 and
all we will say is you ain't seen nothing yet! As we exited
(led by R2 himself), all guests were given a full sized
Savage Opress Poster, as well as a very cool T-Shirt which
you could even get in your size which was a nice touch!
The night would not have been complete without a stop for a
Philly Cheesesteak on 38th and Chestnut!!
We would like to thank Lucasfilm and Gofobo for giving us
the opportunity to attend this screening and hope they do
one like this again very soon!