Hey who doesn’t love Peter Mayhew? He’s probably one of the nicest guys around. I have to admit though, this latest news about the Clone Wars really has me scratching my head. From the New York Times:
“Though Lucasfilm Animation is keeping specific plot details under wraps, the “Clone Wars” finale, scheduled for April 1, will see Chewbacca cross paths with Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi apprentice to Anakin Skywalker (aka the future Darth Vader). To prepare for these episodes. titled “Padawan Lost” and “Wookiee Hunt,” the “Clone Wars” supervising director Dave Filoni and his team of animators and artists delved into the Lucasfilm archives for original Chewbacca reference materials and costumes, and invited Mr. Mayhew to their studios in Marin County, north of San Francisco, to advise them on the process of bringing Chewie to digital life.”
So on the one hand, I’m thrilled to see the big guy get the gig as Chewie, but on the other hand – Really? So now Chewie spent time before Episode Four with both Yoda AND Darth Vader’s Padawan? Brother Jobu is taking bets on how long it takes for young Han Solo to show up on Clone Wars and give Boba Fett a lift to Bounty Hunter School or something. We’ll be seeing Peter this weekend at the NY Comic Book Marketplace and we’ll be sure to ask his opinion on the matter which I am certain will be polite and delivered with the kind of class and self preservation that knows better than to bite the hand that feeds him.