Reports surfaced over the weekend that Darth Maul and Savage Opress would be appearing in the season finale of The Clone Wars. I know before any announcements were made I’d been speculating about it myself, but nothing was definitive. With the announcement that Chewbacca would be featured in the season finale, it seemed as though those speculations were wrong.
I’d been bombarded with links to the IMDb page for the final episode of Season 3 that pretty confidently states that Darth Maul and Savage Opress would be returning to the show.
To quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, “It doesn’t feel right.”
So I asked Lucasfilm for a comment, and this was the reply from Tracy Cannobbio, an official Lucasfilm spokesperson:
The IMDB listing for our S3 Season Finale contains some incorrect information – but while neither Darth Maul nor Savage Opress will be featured in the episode, we will be marking the Clone Wars debut of Chewbacca, one of the Star Wars Saga’s most iconic and beloved characters.
So, you heard it here first. The IMDb listing and subsequent reports are bunk.
I’m not disappointed at all. The clip they’ve already shown of Chewbacca so far looks fantastic and a season finale of The Clone Wars hasn’t let me down yet.
And if my speculations about “Wookiee Hunt” being the “Predator” inspired episode Dave Filoni told me about at Star Wars Celebration V, we all have a lot to look forward to.