Earlier than the abrupt cancellation of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” in 2013, the group meant to have an arc that will have noticed Yoda and the Bad Batch group up with the Wookies. It might have additionally explored the Wookie planet Kashyyyk, the place the grumbling giants could be noticed driving the backs of quadrupedal monkey-like creatures (by the use of Murphy’s Multiverse). For a while, handiest early animation ideas of the speculation appeared to live on.
However it kind of feels that “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 2 is resurrecting this idea, as we see the Wookies in a brand new teaser driving creatures with nearly an identical designs. A remark from @matthewshort6912 at the teaser pointed this out, announcing, “Dave [Filoni] mentioned unfortunately virtually 10 years in the past about George [Lucas’] design for the monkey issues on Kashyyyk on the untold CW panel … I am so glad to [see] those George creations be fulfilled. He could also be long gone from the franchise however his concepts nonetheless stay it contemporary.”
Others expressed pleasure to see the beasts in motion, equivalent to @tyrexthecreaturedesigner who mentioned, “Completely love the creature designs!” In a similar way, @starminer14 commented, “Love that they’re in the end the use of one of the crucial stuff from the Kashyykk arc … that did not get produced.”
George Lucas’ dating with Disney has now not at all times been the smoothest (by the use of Insider), so seeing his ideas used can provide lovers hope that his shadow over the enduring franchise won’t ever fade.