Yes, they were. If my info is correct, it was all or at least mostly due to fan base. The majority just didn't want it. But we could all be mistaken. They still might have been in the BG there, with all the other Jedi. It's sometimes hard to make out features of humanoids during that battle. By the way, did anyone read the novelization? Was anyone else disappointed that they didn't use that scene with Qui-Gon? Gave a slight bit of insight to that mysterious region of the Force concerning death... John_FC - It amazes me, having seen it only 12 hours ago, but if I remember right, when Dooku mentioned his surprise at the clone army, it was in the presence of the Seperatists. Could be he knew all along and was just playing them for fools.