Yes, that's Chewbacca, Clone Wars-style! The greatest Wookiee of them all will be appearing in the two-part season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and he'll be voiced by original Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew. Can I get a rrrorrrww?
It sounds like Mayhew also gave the Clone Wars crew some advice on how to animate Chewy's unique loping gait. He talked to Dave Itzkoff at the New York Times about how to make the character work: "When he's mad, the eyes come open and the jaw starts working, and consequently you can't do this unless you've actually got it on tape, to watch it, slow it down and animate it." Chewy's episodes see him crossing paths with Ahsoka Tano, and they're called "Padawan Lost" and "Wookiee Hunt."
But that's not all. Friday's episode of the Clone Wars features one of our favorite characters from the original film: Grand Moff Tarkin, who's just "Captain Tarkin" at this point. The character, portrayed by Peter Cushing in the original film, who dared us not to underestimate the power of his fully operational battle station, is locking heads with Anakin. There's a 30-second sneak peek over at EW. [New York Times and EW]