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Star Wars: Clone Wars: Rise Of The Bounty Hunters Begins!

Get ready for the premiere of Season 2 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars this Friday!

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Have I mentioned before how much I enjoyed the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network.  The first season was pretty consistent throughout then really took off in the last few episodes.  In the final episode, we were introduced to the brutally ruthless bounty hunter, Cad Bane.  It turns out, he's far from finished giving everyone a hard time.  
Rise Of The Bounty Hunters starts off with the premiere of two episodes this Friday, October 2, 2009.  The bounty hunters will take the spotlight in "Holocron Heist" and "Cargo Of Doom."  Bane has been hired to infiltrate the Jedi Temple in order to steal a valuable Holocron.  If you've seen him last season, you know that he won't let anyone stand in his way.  What's going to happen when Ahsoka is assigned to guard the Jedi Archive (as punishment for disobeying orders)?  

"The concept [for Cad Bane] actually dates back all the way to the first film, which drew inspirations from all sorts of genres, including westerns," says Lucas, creator and executive producer of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. "When it came time to introduce the idea of a ruthless bounty hunter type for the series, it was a natural fit. He's a classic gunslinger - mysterious and also merciless. It's been a thematic part of Star Wars since the beginning."

Here's a clip showing Cade Bane getting a message from a certain dark Jedi...