Next August could see another Star Wars movie in theaters. Only it would be an animated film, to launch the gritty new Clone Wars animated TV series that George Lucas is working on. During a conference call with investors, an executive from the Hasbro toy company said the Clone Wars film would be in theaters on 08/08/08. But don't start lining up yet.

Fans contacted Lucasfilm to ask them about this rumor. Lucasfilm executives managed to respond before the Hasbro investor call was even over. They didn't deny that a theatrical release for Clone Wars was a possibility, but said no decisions had been made yet. But given that no TV network has yet picked up the PG-13 rated animated Star Wars, a high-profile movie launch could make sense.