Looks like a this was a false alarm. Eddie writes in to tell us that “I just received word from Frank Parisi (in charge of the Penguin Young Readers’ Division) that the Penguin catalog mention of a tv-movie lead-in to Season 3 of the Clone Wars is incorrect. Bummer!!!
“That information is incorrect, and due to internal miscommunication, it slipped out without being properly vetted”
Did you know that the 2008 The Clone Wars movie was actually a collection of episodes? The main part of the film was composed of three episodes with similar titles originally meant to form a trilogy: “Castle of Deception“, “Castle of Doom” and “Castle of Salvation“, while a standalone episode called “The New Padawan“, was developed later in the movies production as a flashback episode during the series, became the opening sequence of the movie, eventually leading to the introduction of Ahsoka Tano.
Well apparently that’s not going to be the only TCW episodes to be arranged as a movie feature.
Straight from our friends at Club Jade we have our first word of conformation that another Clone Wars movie is on its way, this one straight to television. Club Jade had pondered a “TV movie event” earlier this year. Page 25 of the Penguin Young Reader catalog, lists The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Republic with this description:
Based on the TV movie event that will launch season 3 of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series in October 2010, this novel follows a group of clone troopers as they rise through the ranks from cadets, to rookies, and all the way to elite ARC troopers.
Season 3 should launch this fall, as Season 1 and 2 have before it. So keep your eyes and ears tuned for more word on this and more breaking Star Wars news.
Source: Club Jade