Am I the only fan who didn’t like the addition of a chip in the clones that would force them to obey Order 66? I was going to talk about why I wasn’t a fan of this storyline, but then I realized I already had and has written about it much better in an older post.
So for now, I guess I’ll just say that I like what The Clone Wars did with evolving the clones as individual beings despite that they are, well, clones.
But since the chip is now canon, and I have to accept it, I’m really interested in the three clones we see returning in Star Wars Rebels: Rex, Wolffe and Gregor. What happened when Order 66 was issued with these clones? We know what Commander Cody did – but Captain Rex is a mystery. He was introduced in TCW but we didn’t see him in ROTS.
In the latest Insider, we have an interview with Dee Bradley Baker (super funny guy by the way, if you ever get to see him at a convention, definitely do it) who voices the clones in TCW, and now SWR, and there’s a question on what they think of the Jedi. He answers,
That’s actually part of what’s interesting about what’s unfolding…What do they know? What do they remember? What is it that they are putting together as this continues to unfold? That’s a very interesting question, and I think that’s part of what this series will have to address.
Vague, but food for thought. Is he suggesting that they possibly could have followed through with Order 66 but don’t remember it? Or that they blocked it out? Or could they have “woken up” right after it happened and freaked out?
It will be interesting to see how their story unfolds. For starting out as smaller characters, they really have grown to be a great addition to the animated series and the Star Wars universe.