The first real trailer for Star Wars: Clone Wars — The Lost Missions has arrived, and holy womprats does it look amazing. So amazing, in fact, I think maybe we should throw out all the prequels and let this be the only pre-New Hope material.

Look at all the stuff from the prequels it's meshing together, either introducing them early so they actually make sense in the movies, or bringing back in order to tie up loose ends! The existence of Force ghosts! Qui-Gon's mission to train Anakin! Dagobah! A much better set-up for the clone army's betrayal and Order 66, so it no longer comes completely out of nowhere! Plus new stuff like the home planet of the Sith! And there's also plenty of awesome action too, obviously.

If nothing else, this trailer reminds me that while Clone Wars started out pretty rough — especially if you were misfortunate enough to have watched the movie — it built into some really special. Rebels may look poor in comparison now, but there's no reason to suspect that Dave Filoni and his crew can't do it again.

[Via Coming Soon]