A great deal of info about the upcoming 4th season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been flooding in during Comic-Con. On Wednesday an exclusive clip was released on EW's site that introduced a new female Deathwatch member that will be voiced by Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica fame. It also revealed that Lux Bonteri from season 3's Heroes On Both Sides will return in season 4. The clip is embedded below.
On Thursday a panel was held about season 4 at Comic-Con. Dave Filoni explained to fans that the subtitle "Battle Lines" for season 4 will mean more explosions and that there will be an entire trilogy set under water that opens the season. He officially confirmed that the familiar Mon Cal we have be seeing in the trailers is Admiral Ackbar and announced that the sharklike Separatist seen below is named Rik Enson.
There will be a new planet called Umbara where it will be constantly night. The planet is home to Senator Mee Deechi's race. The image below from the panel floor as the audience watches a new clip of the underwater battle is courtesy the Rebelscum.com live blog:
The new Besalisk Jedi will be named General Krell. He is Dexter Jettster's species.
Rats Tyrell's species will appear. He is a podracer from the Phantom Menace.
The Umbaran species will have very high-tech vehicles, but many of the other new weapon and vehicle designs will be more reminiscent of the Original Trilogy. Ahsoka's fate still is yet to be decided. Savage Opress, Asajj Ventress, the Nightsisters, Cad Bane, Boba Fett, Bossk, Jabba the Hutt, and Pre Vizsla will all return in season 4 and Dengar will make his debut. Below is a photo from the Rebelscum live blog of people dressed up as Nightsisters at the panel:
There will be more Clone Commandos but Delta Squad will not show up because Dave Filoni didn't want to mess up the previously established continuity. Here are some Dave Filoni Q and A's from the panel courtesy Rebelscum live blog:
Q: Does Ahsoka know about Anakin's marriage? A: She doesn't know.
Q: Lux and Ahsoka romance? A: Maybe...
Q: When did Ahsoka learn to fight with 2 sabers? A: Anakin taught her off-camera and instructed her to build the shoto.
Q: Will we see Durge? A: No. He was supposed to be in the Holocron Heist episode but he was replaced with Cad Bane.
Here is the link to the new clip of the under water battle that has been put up on Starwars.com The Youtube version is embedded below: