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Friday April 08, 2005
Revenge of the Sith Script Now Available

"The circle is now complete." Today I have posted the script for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. If you are into major spoilers, then you can find out all there is to know from the script before the movie is released. I know you will enjoy reading and having the actual script! Be sure to visit the Scripts section to view all of the scripts from the Star Wars saga!


Revenge of the Sith

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday April 07, 2005
Star Wars Heats Up Premiere's May Issue

- Premiere Also Reveals Its "Ultimate Summer Movie Preview" -

NEW YORK, April 6, 2005 - "A lot of my life has been wrapped up in this one thing. I can walk away from this now 'cause I feel it's the best I could do...this is the film that people want to see," says Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith Director George Lucas of his blockbuster film, which is expected to be the highest-grossing and most anticipated film of the summer season. Premiere's May issue, on newsstands everywhere Tuesday, April 12, takes an in-depth look into the end of the Star Wars story, which concludes a saga that began nearly 30 years ago. Talks with the entire cast including cover boy Hayden Christensen about the challenges he's faced since taking the role of everyone's favorite villain are featured in this blowout issue.

"It's clear that not only sentiment about this being the last Star Wars movie is at work here - how Anakin becomes Darth is primal stuff, and Episode III looks like the real deal," comments Premiere Editor-in-Chief Peter Herbst. For more information on Premier Magazine, visit

Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday April 05, 2005
New Episode III Merchandise Added

Today I have done a major update to the Merchandise section by adding tons of Episode III material. You can now by figures, 12" figures, vehicles, books, the soundtrack, assorted DVD's, and video games! You might want to hurry because these items are going fast! Happy shopping!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday April 04, 2005
23 New Episode III Pictures Added

I have updated the Episode III pictures section with 23 more great images from Episode III. Don't be confused when you see that the section is closed. Lucasfilm has warned me to cease and desist all images. You just may have to look a little deeper to find "the images you seek." Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday April 01, 2005
Homing Beacon #132

The latest issue of the Homing Beacon has arrived and in this issue we get to talk about the planets of Episode III part 3! You can see the first part from Homing Beacon #129 here and the second part from Homing Beacon #131 here. Revenge of the Sith showcases more planets than any Star Wars film that has come previously, more planets than all the previous Star Wars films combined. The scale of the Star Wars finale is so enormous that it stretches from the heart of the Republic to the wispiest reaches of the Outer Rim. To better orient yourself in galaxy far, far away, here's a brief introduction to some of the planets to be found in Episode III.

Polis Massa. It's a sign of desperate times if a chaotic asteroid field must become a refuge. Han Solo was forced to hide in the tumbling rocks next to the ice planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. In Revenge of the Sith, it's Jedi fugitives that come to hide at the Polis Massa colony, a remote outpost based in an asteroid field.

More sedate than the deadly storm of debris seen in Episode V, the Polis Massa field serves as a backdrop, not an ingredient in an action set piece. The scenes that take place there are set within a sealed and modern facility, realized as both a practical set during principal photography and a miniature observation dome. Here, we'll meet the Polis Massans, oddly faceless aliens created as computer-generated characters.

Saleucami. During the early development of Episode III, a Clone Wars montage of alien worlds was to start the movie, as seven different battles on seven different planets dissolved from one to another. This direction was abandoned early, but the concept art that explored these planets was re-used for another part of the film.

The arid world of Saleucami, marked by scattered oases of verdant growth, has just fallen to the Republic. Jedi General Stass Allie still patrols the wilderness, looking for pockets of Separatists forces that may be in hiding. In Episode III, we'll see her leading a team of clone troopers on BARC speeder bikes.

Tatooine. No Star Wars fan should need an introduction to this world. Tatooine is at the heart of the saga, being the cradle of the Skywalker family. As is to be expected, the twin-sunned desert planet will once again appear, as will the Lars Homestead moisture farm, as the foundation of the original Star Wars trilogy is laid by the final acts of Episode III.

A trip to Tunisia was not part of the Episode III production itinerary. Plate photography of the Tunisian environment was gathered during the production of Episode II, and was combined with greenscreen footage of the actors involved to bring to saga to a close.

Utapau. The name Utapau has been lurking in the early draft scripts of Star Wars since the mid-1970s. It was first going to be the name of Tatooine in Episode IV. It was then almost the name used for Naboo in Episode I. Now, finally, Writer/Director George Lucas gets to use that name to describe a planet, a new sinkhole world in Episode III.

From the surface, Utapau looks like a flat, windswept world, but get closer, and you soon see that it is riddled with enormous sinkholes. Lining the inner edge of these huge pits are cities. It is in one of these sinkhole cities that General Grievous and the Separatist Council keep their secret headquarters. Obi-Wan Kenobi voyages to Utapau in a mission to seek out and stop the General, to bring an end to the Clone Wars.

Utapau is an entirely synthetic environment. It is a mixture of huge miniatures depicting the sinkhole, walls and building-lined avenues, as well as digital matte paintings. Utapau is home to two native sentient species, as well as a host of loyal and helpful lizard creatures -- like the wall-climbing varactyls and flying dactillions that are both used as mounts.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Wednesday March 30, 2005
9 More New Episode III Pictures Added

I have updated the Episode III pictures section with 9 more great images from Episode III! Don't be confused when you see that the section is closed. Lucasfilm has warned me to cease and desist all images. You just may have to look a little deeper to find "the images you seek." Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday March 29, 2005
More New Episode III Pictures

I have updated the Episode III pictures section and we now offer four pages of images for you spoiling pleasure! My favorite new addition is that of Vader having a very bad day! Don't be confused when you see that the section is closed. Lucasfilm has warned me to cease and desist all images. You just may have to look a little deeper to find "the images you seek." Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday March 21, 2005
Homing Beacon #131

The latest issue of the Homing Beacon has arrived and in this issue we get to talk about the planets of Episode III part 2! You can see the first part from Homing Beacon #129 here. Revenge of the Sith showcases more planets than any Star Wars film that has come previously, more planets than all the previous Star Wars films combined. The scale of the Star Wars finale is so enormous that it stretches from the heart of the Republic to the wispiest stretches of the Outer Rim. To better orient yourself in galaxy far, far away, here's a brief introduction to some of the planets to be found in Episode III.

Kashyyyk. The homeworld of the Wookiee species, Kashyyyk serves as a major navigation point for the entire southwestern quadrant of the galaxy. For this reason, it becomes the site of ongoing battles between the Republic and the Separatists. During the events of Episode III, a major droid incursion brings Yoda to Kashyyyk, where he serves as a Jedi General for the clone forces, fighting alongside such Wookiee heroes as Tarfful and Chewbacca.

Star Wars lore has described Kashyyyk as a world of enormous jungles and a forest floor that rarely sees daylight. While this is true of vast portions of Kashyyyk, the action in Episode III takes place in an enormous tree village near a freshwater lagoon. Confederacy and clone forces tangle in a chaotic beachfront battle orchestrated from the massive tree city above. To capture Kashyyyk on the screen, a huge practical tree model was constructed by ILM and populated with digital characters and placed into background plates of exotic Asian jungles and riversides.

Mustafar. A tiny, fiery world of unstable geology, Mustafar is filled with mineral-rich volcanic eruptions and rivers of molten lava. It is the cinematic equivalent of Hell for Anakin Skywalker's journey to the dark side. Though elements of actual volcanic eruptions in Italy were gathered to serve as background plates, much of the imagery of Mustafar consists of miniature photography and digital matte paintings.

For years, Star Wars fans have known that lava is an important ingredient in the final transformation of Anakin Skywalker into the scarred and crippled Darth Vader. How it all happens will finally be revealed in Episode III. Beyond its role in the story of Anakin, Mustafar is an out-of-the-way locale perfect for the leaders of the Separatists to relocate and rally following recent setbacks in the Clone Wars.

Mygeeto. Mygeeto is one of several Separatist-held planets showcased in Episode III as an example of the galaxy-wide engagements of the Clone Wars. Early creative explorations of the world had it be a Banking Clan headquarters, with space-age architecture in a cold, crystalline landscape. While some of the crystalline elements remain, the planet's environment is dominated by a cityscape, which will be seen in crumbling ruins in the film. As a result of the prolonged fighting, ash is everywhere, intermixing with the ice crystals to create a grayish, sleet-filled environ. Ki-Adi-Mundi will be seen leading clone troops on Mygeeto.

Naboo. Naboo has appeared in all three Episodes of the prequel trilogy. It is an important world, not only serving as the home of Padmé Amidala and Chancellor Palpatine, but also as a symbol of the times left behind with the ascendancy of the Empire. The classical architecture and hand-crafted beauty of Naboo is a throwback to a simpler era. It's little wonder that in Episode III, Padmé wistfully longs to be with Anakin at her placid lake retreat to raise a family far away from the deceit and destruction of the war.

The world of Naboo in Episode III is realized through digital matte paintings that incorporate the same designs and structures seen in the previous two prequels. The brief visit to Naboo will include an appearance by Keisha Castle-Hughes as the new teenage monarch of the planet, Queen Apailana.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday March 17, 2005
Episode III: A 'Tearjerker'

MSNBC News posted an article about George Lucas calling Episode III a "tearjerker." Here's a clip:
Two decades ago, George Lucas pulled off the mask to reveal the face of one of cinema’s greatest bad guys. Now, he’s about to slip the mask back on.

Lucas offered a preview Thursday of his final “Star Wars” chapter, which spells out the last dark steps the once goodhearted young Anakin Skywalker takes to become the villain Darth Vader.

“It’s not like the old ‘Star Wars,”’ Lucas told theater owners at the ShoWest convention. “This one’s a little bit more emotional. We like to describe it as ‘Titanic’ in space. It’s a tearjerker.”

Click here to read the full article. It's pretty interesting; I highly recommend you read the full thing.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Tuesday March 15, 2005
Star Wars Episode III Trailer Now Available For Everyone

The "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" trailer, which debuted Thursday night for members of America Online and, is now available for all to see on

Watch the full-length trailer in its entirety by clicking here. In addition, check out this exclusive video series about the making of Episode III featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and crew. For more information, contact John Angelo(,

Posted by: Jedi Power

Friday March 11, 2005
EPIII: PG-13 Rating Possible

As fans of the Star Wars saga wait impatiently for the release of the final installment due out this May 19, younger fans may be in for a surprise with the possible PG-13 rating that might be applied to the movie.

Director George Lucas told ITV news that Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith will probably be the first installment to receive a PG-13 rating because the movie will be darker and will feature several violent scenes. The previous 5 Star Wars films were rated PG. A PG-13 rating warns parents that some material in the film may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.

Personally, nothing could please me more than to see Episode III boast a PG-13 rating. Thanks to Halifax Live for this news.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Friday March 11, 2005
Revenge of the Sith Trailer Reactions

Well, the trailer has been out now for nearly 24 hours officially and I have been trying to gather people’s initial reaction to the full-length trailer. I can say that everyone I have talked to both in person and on the Internet has agreed that the trailer was a resounding success!

Some people have even said that the Episode III trailer is already better in their mind than all of The Phantom Menace. This trailer has all of the fans and non-fans alike that have been skeptical or even disappointed by the Prequel Trilogy saying that Star Wars is finally back and it seems to be back in a big way.

There is a lot of buzz about Revenge of the Sith forming along with mounting anticipation. I am sure the hype will only grow from here and we only have 68 days more to wait! I hope that the wait will prove to be worth it for all of those who have felt like Star Wars hasn’t really been back yet. I am sure that this film is going to rock! And how can it not… We get to see Darth Vader again!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Monday March 07, 2005
Episode III Pictures Update

I have updated the Episode III pictures section and we now offer three pages of images for you spoiling pleasure! Don't be confused when you see that the section is closed. Lucasfilm has warned me to cease and desist all images. You just may have to look a little deeper to find "the images you seek." Enjoy!

Posted by: Jedi Power

Sunday March 06, 2005
Homing Beacon #130

The latest edition of the Homing Beacon has arrived and in this issue we get to talk about the new ROTS trailer! For news junkies, this post won't be much more than a revisit of jadegirl's March 1 post. The full length trailer for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith is on its way, with a world premiere during an new episode of "The O.C" on FOX, Thursday, March 10th.

Seth Cohen, the resident Star Wars fan on "The O.C.", would be proud. The new episode airs at 8 pm ET/PT on FOX. During the broadcast, you'll be able to see the full trailer which features over two minutes of new Star Wars footage.

Those wanting to see the online debut of the Episode III trailer need to log in to Hyperspace. Members of Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club can begin watching the trailer after the television broadcast, at approximately 9pm PT. If you're not yet subscribed, click here.

For those who want to see the trailer on the big screen, it will be released in theaters on March 11, along with Robots, the new animated feature film from Twentieth Century Fox.

The trailer will next appear online for all users of on Monday, March 14, with a large screen version available only to Hyperspace subscribers arriving shortly after that date.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Thursday March 03, 2005
Episode III on French Newsstands

With each week, more and more Revenge of the Sith covers are appearing on international newsstands as countries around the world begin to celebrate the cinematic conclusion of the Star Wars saga. Here's a look at two publications now out in France.

CinéLive issue number 87 features Darth Vader on the cover, and inside devotes 10 pages to coverage of Revenge of the Sith. It also includes an interview with Roger Carel, the French voice of C-3PO in international editions of the Star Wars films.

CinéFilms magazine devotes the entirety of its issue #14 to Star Wars content. It includes interviews with Samuel L. Jackson, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Clone Wars director Genndy Tartakovsky, and also features a retrospective on Star Wars poster art, complete with foldout posters and much more.

Keep checking for more reports from around the world as Episode III approaches.

Posted by: jadegirl

Tuesday March 01, 2005
Status of Episode III - Music Finished reported today that after 30 years, six movies, hundreds of dead stormtroopers and an unfathomable number of zeros tacked on to the end of his bank-account balance, George Lucas is finally ready to put "Star Wars" to bed. At Sunday's Vanity Fair Oscar party, the 60-year-old science-fiction legend insisted that he couldn't be happier.

"It'll be nice to get things finished," Lucas said while standing on the red carpet. As "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" prepares to hyperdrive into theaters on May 19, the mind behind the franchise that boasts four of the 25 highest-grossing domestic movies of all time is putting the finishing touches on the installment he claims will be the last in the series.

"The film is finished, basically," reported Lucas. "We just finished the music last week, and I'm going to mix it next week. In a month, it will be pretty much finished."

Last month, Vanity Fair magazine promoted Lucas' upcoming release via an Annie Leibovitz photo spread that featured the writer/director/producer posing with stars and characters from all six films. These days, any question about Jar Jar, Midi-Chlorians or Greedo shooting first might mark the last time he has to address such geek-boy concerns. Lucas insists that he hasn't had to face those tearful final moments yet, but expects them to come along soon enough.

"I'm just chugging along like I normally am," he said. "We're getting very close now, but we're still working away like crazy. It's hard to stand up, breathe and realize it's all coming to an end."

Posted by: Jedi Power

Tuesday March 01, 2005
Episode III Trailer: Online, On Screens and On TV

The much anticipated full release trailer for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith is on its way. Consisting of over two minutes of new footage from the movie, the full trailer will soon appear on television, on and in theaters.

First, on Thursday, March 10th at 9 p.m., be sure to tune in to FOX to catch an all new episode of "The O.C." During the broadcast, FOX will air the Episode III trailer.

The trailer will debut online for members of Hyperspace after the broadcast (around 9:00 p.m. Pacific time). Lucas Online is pleased to have partnered with AOL and to provide readers with fast and reliable access to Episode III video content. Subscribers to AOL will be able to see the trailer at this time as well.

To see the Episode III trailer on the big screen, head out to movie theaters starting March 11th, with the debut of the new animated comedy, Robots. Featuring the voices of Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks and Robin Williams, Robots is an animated family film from the people who brought you Ice Age, the film that debuted the Episode II trailer in theaters.

Regular visitors to will be able to see the trailer online starting on March 14th. A large size version of the trailer will soon be made available only to Hyperspace members after that date.

So make a date to watch "The O.C.", make sure you're subscribed to Hyperspace, and head on out to see Robots at a theater near you to make sure you catch as much of the Episode III trailer as you can.

Posted by: jadegirl

Tuesday March 01, 2005
Art of Star Wars Exhibit Focuses on Episode III

As Japanese fans await the July release of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, they can see Episode III props in the The Art of Star Wars, a major museum exhibition featuring props, costumes and artwork from the films of the Star Wars saga traveling throught Japan in 2005. The exhibit will launch in time with the opening of Sasashima satellite venue of Expo 2005.

The Art of Star Wars exhibition explores the genesis and production of the films in the Star Wars saga. It includes original objects used in the creation of the films, from concept artwork and production paintings to models, prototypes, costumes and props from the archives of Lucasfilm, Ltd.

This exhibition will have more Episode III objects than any other Star Wars exhibition this year -- featuring over 250 Star Wars objects in total.

Be sure to catch the opening of the exhibit here:

Sasashima Museum
Sasashima satellite venue "De La Fantasia"
Episodes I, II, III, IV, V, VI
March - June 2005

Stay tuned to and for upcoming additional tentative dates and venues where fan can catch The Art of Star Wars exhibit as it travels throughout Japan.

Posted by: jadegirl

Tuesday March 01, 2005
Ready, Sith, Go: Episode III Games from JAKKS Pacific

JAKKS Pacific and Lucasfilm team up to bring fans exciting new original games based on Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith with unique games and game controllers featuring Darth Vader, Yoda and other characters from the film. They will be available at retailers nationwide this April.

Plug it in & Play TV Games products are plug and play gaming systems that contain multiple games in one single controller. All that is needed are batteries and a TV. No videogame consoles or gaming cartridges are required. Simply plug the TV games unit into the A/V jacks of any standard television set, turn on and play.

The lightweight, compact, all-inclusive controller, houses a combination of videogames with all of the hardware built right into the controller. This technology allows gaming fans to enjoy a number of videogames with just one single purchase. The first wave of JAKKS Star Wars TV Games units is designed to look like everyone's favorite villain, Darth Vader. This initial shipment will be followed by three additional collector controllers based on other new and classic Star Wars characters including R2-D2, Yoda and General Grievous.

Each Star Wars TV Games controller contains five original games based on Revenge of the Sith including "Coruscant Attack," "Grievous Onslaught," "Droid Invasion," "Gunship Battle" and "Utapau Chase." Play as Obi-Wan Kenobi piloting a Jedi starfighter in intense space combat, feel the Force as Anakin Skywalker fights enemy droids in lightsaber battles, take command of a Republic gunship in the Clone Wars and much more. Here's a rundown of the five games:

* Droid Invasion: Obi-Wan Kenobi must use his lightsaber to deflect the Separatist droid army's laser beams and save the Republic.
* Coruscant Attack: Separatist insurgents have dared to launch a brutal sneak attack on the Republic capital of Coruscant. Lead Obi-Wan Kenobi into battle against surging waves of enemy fighters. Destroy gigantic battleships in Obi-Wan's sleek Jedi starfighter.
* Grievous Onslaught: Anakin Skywalker has landed on General Grievous' flagship. He must fight his way through hordes of merciless battle droids to storm the bridge and rescue Chancellor Palpatine.
* Gunship Battle: The daring forces of the Republic battle Separatist insurgents in every sector of the galaxy. Pilot a gunship to decimate the enemy on the ground so clone troopers can break-out and advance. Turn the tide of the war, one shattered planet at a time.
* Utapau Chase: General Grievous has been tracked to his hiding place on planet Utapau. Obi-Wan Kenobi must pursue the General's fleeing wheel bike to end the Separatist threat once and for all.

"We are pleased to be working with Lucasfilm on such an exciting franchise. Star Wars is firmly entrenched in American pop culture while having worldwide appeal," said Stephen Berman, president and COO, JAKKS Pacific, Inc. "The incredible longevity of the brand fits perfectly with JAKKS' strategy of aligning the TV Games line with brands with staying power."

The Star Wars TV Games line-up is slated to hit retailers nationwide in April. For more information on JAKKS Pacific's TV Games line, please visit the official web site here.

Click here to see screenshots.

Posted by: jadegirl

Saturday February 26, 2005
Episode III on International Newsstands

Around the world, people will be reading about Revenge of the Sith in movie and special interest magazines, with cover stories and feature articles exploring Episode III. Already, several prominent issues have hit newsstands, but more are on the way each week.

The April issue of Total Film magazine in the UK features a lenticular cover that morphs between Hayden Christensen as Anakin and the helmeted Darth Vader. The Chosen One also graces the cover of CUT magazine in Japan, while the ultimate duel between master and apprentice graces the cover of Japanese Premiere. Also in Japan, the teaser poster leaps out from the cover of DVD Video Date. Back in Europe, the wicked Darth Sidious brandishes a lightsaber on the UK's Hot Dog magazine, while Anakin is spotlighted on the cover of Lucasfilm Magazine #52, the official magazine of the French Star Wars Fan Club.

There's many more to come and many more out there. Keep checking for a look at what's happening around the globe.

Lucasfilm CUT HotDog DVD Video Date Premiere Film

Posted by: jadegirl

Monday February 21, 2005
Episode III "Troubled Padme" pic has posted the "Troubled Padme" picture from Before the Helmet in a bigger version. To view pic click here.

Posted by: jadegirl

Sunday February 20, 2005
BBFC Rates New Episode III Trailer

The British Board of Film Classification has given the new 'Revenge of the Sith' trailer a PG rating.
Film Trailer
Classified 16 February, 2005.
Run Time 2m 26s
When submitted to the BBFC the work had a running time of 2m 26s.
The running time of this film was calculated from the measured length of 218+5 (feet + frames).
This work was passed with no cuts made.

The trailer is attached to Robots in North America, which hits theaters on March 11th.

There are previews for the movie in the UK on March 12th & 13th, but no word on whether the 'Revenge of the Sith' trailer will be screened before it. Thanks to TF.N for this news.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Thursday February 17, 2005
Homing Beacon #129

The latest issue of the Homing Beacon has arrived and in this issue we get to talk about the planets of Episode III! Revenge of the Sith showcases more planets than any Star Wars film that has come previously, more planets than all the previous Star Wars films combined. The scale of the Star Wars finale is so enormous that it stretches from the heart of the Republic to the wispiest stretches of the Outer Rim. To better orient yourself in galaxy far, far away, here's a brief introduction to some of the planets to be found in Episode III. Note: Contains mild spoilers.

Alderaan. A center of art and beauty in the galaxy, Alderaan is an unspoiled world that exemplifies pacifist ideals. Representing Alderaan in the Senate is Bail Organa, played by Jimmy Smits, the eventual adoptive father to Princess Leia. Alderaan is seen briefly in the film, with stunning photography gathered in the Swiss Alps, augmented by a gleaming palace added digitally.

The Episode III Art Department developed the look of Alderaanian culture as extremely advanced and sleek, with tight jumpsuits and streamlined headsets being the norm aboard Alderaanian starships. Present in the film are several prominent natives of Alderaan, including Captain Antilles of the Tantive IV played by Rohan Nichol and Queen Breha Organa, played by Rebecca Jackson Mendoza.

Cato Neimoidia. A key "purseworld" of the Trade Federation, Cato Neimoidia is home to many treasure troves belonging to the greedy Neimoidians. In the early development of Episode III, Cato Neimoidia was to be a gas giant ringed by a flat, disc-like space station - reminiscent of the donut-like shape of the Trade Federation battleships seen in Episode I. The opulent interiors of Cato Neimoidia were to be stocked with riches, gleaming precious metals, and other gaudy examples of excess.

In the finished film, Cato Neimoidia is marked with skyscraper-filled cities lining bowed bridges that span enormous gaps - its two-word definition during development was "bridge world." Episode III dialogue referring obliquely to a sticky situation involving Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Commander Cody on Cato Neimoidia was expanded to become the opening chapters of the novel Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno.

Coruscant. The capital of the Republic, and eventual birthplace of the Galactic Empire, the city planet of Coruscant figures prominently in Episode III as it has the entire prequel trilogy. Returning locales include Padmé's apartment, which has been expanded to include a spacious verandah; the Jedi Temple, which includes such new chambers as a high tech computer room, military briefing room, and gunship hangar; and the Senate building, which includes the Chancellor's holding office from which extends his commanding podium.

A prominent new location is the Galaxies Opera House, where Supreme Chancellor Palpatine maintains a private viewing box. In the film, he is witness to a zero-gravity Mon Calamari aquatic ballet.

Felucia. A stronghold belonging to the Commerce Guild, Felucia is the site of a Republic mission led by the Twi'lek Jedi, Aayla Secura. Early in the development of Episode III, George Lucas planned on depicting the fall of the Separatist home-worlds in the Clone Wars, and each Separatist faction and species was given a distinct planet of their own. Felucia was to be home of Shu Mai and her Gossam people. The early artwork described it as a "kelp planet" and a "fungus planet."

For the film, the look of Felucia was locked through a detailed concept model built at Industrial Light & Magic. The planet is a dense mixture of yellow, blue and green hues, expressed through exotic vegetation and fungi, including enormous bottle-like pitcher plants that color the sunlight like a stained-glass window. Native creatures include large grub-like beetles used as mounts and translucent life forms, like gossamer-winged birds with flesh like gummy candy.

See Felucia in action in "Reversal of Fortune," a daily online webstrip by Paul Ens and Thomas Hodges, available only to members of Hyperspace: The Official Star Wars Fan Club.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Thursday February 17, 2005
George Lucas Cameo In Episode III

'Star Wars' director George Lucas will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming final film in the sci-fi series.

Lucas is set to follow in the footsteps of 'Lord Of The Rings' film-maker Peter Jackson by briefly appearing before cameras in 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of The Sith,' playing Baron Papanoida in an opera house scene.

Very cool news! I'm glad that Lucas will finally make an appearance in one of his films. He sticks out like a sore thumb; I'm sure we'll have no difficulty spotting him! :D

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Thursday February 17, 2005
More Episode III pictures has just added two new ROTS pictures. Click the links to view. Padme in sleeveless outfit Obiwan and Padme

Posted by: jadegirl

Thursday February 17, 2005
Episode III possible dialog: SPOILER has posted possible ROTS dialog and facts.
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More Revenge of the Sith Facts From Millennium Falcon.Com
"Fool! Do you think the fear you feel is mine?" Darth Sidious, Revenge of the Sith.
After Vader (formerly Anakin Skywalker) destroys the Jedi Temple, he heads to the apartment of his wife, Padme.
Vader clearly states that he has put down a Jedi Rebellion and that Mace Windu and other Masters tried to assassinate Palpatine. He admits that he considers Obi-Wan dead.
He tries to convince Padme that the Jedi are traitors and have to be "dealt with." However, Vader tells Padme that she is safe as long as she keeps away from the rebellious Senators.
Padme asks how she is safe.
Vader reveals that she is safe because she is with him. He discussed it with Palpatine who has granted her protection as long as she stays out of the Delegation of Two Thousand.
Padme is surprised that Palpatine knows of the marriage.
Vader reveals that Palpatine has always known. He was able to find out through friends in Theed's clergy.
Vader states "I need to go to Mustafar to finally end this war."
His last goodbye is "I love you, wait for me..."
It's all overwhelming for Padme but her love for him blinds her judgement...
More Revenge of the Sith Facts
In the main Senate hallway,obscured by a pillar, Padmé Amidala shares a tender moment with her secret husband,Anakin Skywalker.
Anakin Skywalker wakes up in a cold sweat after a terrible nightmare he has about his pregnant wife, Padmé Amidala.
[Anakin] converts from Jedi to Sith without knowing it or even wanting it and becomes enmeshed in a trap by the Emperor.
Anakin and Obi-Wan say their goodbyes in Scene 72, which takes place on a Clone Landing Platform.The background is filled out with a massive staging area and an immense Republic Star Destroyer.
In one scene, Obi-Wan and Yoda discover the devastation brought about by Darth Vader, the newest Dark Lord of the Sith.
Anakin and Obi-Wan make their way across a narrow steam pipe overlooking a roiling cauldron of lava.
A cowled Anakin receives instruction and words of dark wisdom from his new mentor. "The Council's first move will be against the Senate," Anakin says. He listens to a few more words from Sidious. "I understand, Master."
In the fiery chaos of Mustafar, Anakin runs along a length of crumbing architecture, balancing and running uphill as the floor drops from beneath him, culminating in a foolhardy leap when he reaches the peak of the incline.
By the time Obi-Wan returns to Coruscant, the Republic has fallen, and his worst fear is realized - his former Padawan Anakin Skywalker has turned to the dark side and become Darth Vader, a Dark Lord of the Sith. Now, Obi-Wan must confront - and destroy - his former apprentice. On the volcanic lava planet of Mustafar, old friends turned fierce enemies face off in the ultimate lightsaber battle that will forever change the destiny of a galaxy.
While continuing to conceal his marriage to Padmé Amidala, Anakin worries that his nightmares of Padmé dying in childbirth may be prophetic, and the young Jedi is determined to find a way to save her.
Seduced by promises of unlimited power and the hope of stopping death, Anakin plunges down the path to the dark side that has been carefully laid before him. Betraying the Jedi and those closest to him, Anakin Skywalker transforms into the most terrifying incarnation of evil - the Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Anakin does not use Force lightning in the film.
After the meeting of Senators in Amidala's Apartment, Padme has a guest visit. It is Master Kenobi. Master Kenobi reveals to Padme that he knows about the relationship between Anakin and Padme; and also of their child. It is at this point that Amidala knows that he can trust Obi-Wan with the information about the Delegation of Two Thousand and the Rebellion growing in the Senate.
More Confirmed Dialogue
In the bedroom of Padme's Coruscant Apartment, Anakin and Padme share a tender moment, embracing and sharing a kiss.
Padme takes Anakin's flesh hand and presses it against her belly.
"He keeps kicking," says Padme.
"He?" Anakin says suprised. "I thought you'd ordered your medical droid not to spoil the surprise."
"Oh, I didn't get this from Emdee. It's my..." Padme smiles, "...motherly intuition."
Anakin feels another kick and laughs.
"Motherly intuition, huh?" he questions. "With a kick that hard? Definitely a girl.
Anakin: I want it to be over it just like when my mother died and now I don't want to lose Padme.
WHATS THIS: Anakin telling Palpatine about his haunting dreams of Padme's death.
General Grievous: Make your peace peace with the force Jedi, for this your demise.
WHATS THIS: GG taunting Obi-wan before their last battle.
Darth Sidious: Master Windu, what a surprising visit!
WHATS THIS: Sidious welcoming Mace into his private quarters along with the other Jedi ( before fight )
WHATS THIS: Anakin shouting at Obi-wan during the Duel!
From Anakin and his Angel/The Force.Net
Confirmed Dialogue
ANAKIN grabs MACE's arm.
ANAKIN (cont)
Don't kill just can't kill him Master.
Yes I can, I have to.
ANAKIN You came to arrest him. He has to stand trial.
A trial would be a joke. He controls the courts. He controls the Senate.
So are you going to kill all of them too? Like he said you would?
MACE yanks his arm free.
He's too dangerous to be left alive. If you could have taken Dooku alive, would you have?
ANAKIN shows no emotion.
That was different.
You can explain the difference after he's dead.
After Padme arrives on Mustafar in her sleek, silver Naboo skiff, she quickly exits the ramp and runs to Anakin. She begins to relay to Anakin Obi-Wan?s accusations about the massacre in the Jedi Temple. However, instead of refuting the accusations, Anakin replies, "Obi-Wan's alive?" Padme starts to worry that Obi-Wan will track Anakin down and kill him. Anakin questions Padme to find out if she told Obi-Wan where he was. She replies that she didn't tell him. Satisfied with her response, Anakin begins to lure Padme into a more deadly plan, his plan,to rid the galaxy of Palpatine. He tries to convince Padme to let Palpatine declare himself Emperor. He states that the Republic needed to be destroyed; the Jedi, the Separatists... Once Palpatine unites everyone under his Empire, he will kill him, then Anakin and Padme can rule the galaxy together.Padme is not happy with this, and just as she begins to tell him to stop, Anakin spots Obi-Wan exiting the ship. "You?" growls Anakin, in a dark voice, his eyes turning non-human.Padme turns around to see Obi-Wan walking towards them. Padme, move away from him,says Obi-Wan calmly. "Obi-Wan? No!,exclaims Padme. She turns back to her husband only to find him looking at her with intense anger. brought him here?!? says Anakin dumbfounded. Suddenly, Padme begins to gasp...Anakin uses the Force to choke her. Anakin tells her how much he loved her as Padme desperately tries to breathe.Let her go,? pleads Obi-Wan. You're not going to take her away from me,adds Anakin. Anakin, in turn, blames Obi-Wan for turning her against him. Anakin looks at Obi-Wan and replies,Never! And with that, Padme faints.Obi-Wan races over and checks Padme's pulse. Anakin offers Obi-Wan a chance to leave,for old time's sake.? But Obi-Wan is on a mission to destroy the Sith. As Threepio and Artoo drag Padme's body up to the ship, The Duel to destory Vader begins.
To read more click here.

Posted by: jadegirl

Thursday February 17, 2005
Episode III pics
has a couple of new Episode III pics. There are of Padme and Anakin. The size of the pictures is pretty decent.

Anakin and Padme 1
Anakin and Padme 2
Promo pic of Padme with the Leia buns
Padme and Anakin's hug has posted this new Anakin pics

Anakin still
Revenge of the Sith Anakin promo pic
ROTS Obiwan and Anakin promo pic
ROTS Anakin and Obiwan promo pic
ROTS Obiwan and Anakin still

Posted by: jadegirl

Wednesday February 16, 2005
Episode III Gallery at Star Wars Hyperspace

Each week, Hyperspace members have enjoyed access to premiere images and artwork through two of most popular features on the site: Before the Helmet and Art of Revenge. Every issue of the Star Wars Insider and other official fan magazines also deliver unique images of Episode III. As Episode III nears release, its reach begins to extend beyond the world of devoted fans. The growing buzz for Revenge of the Sith is starting to spread around the globe. Soon, more pictures will be found in newsstands in countries around the world as more and more magazines begin to direct their attentions to the climactic cinematic conclusion of the Star Wars saga. For Hyperspace members, here's a collection of some of that imagery that has already started to appear. Click here to sign in to Hyperspace.

Posted by: jadegirl

Tuesday February 15, 2005
Lucas Warns About 'Dark and Brutal' Star Wars Finale

Christine Sams, of the Australian news site SMH, posted an article concerning the violence level of the final Star Wars release.
Director George Lucas has warned that young children might not be allowed to watch the third and final instalment of his Star Wars prequel films because of the increased level of violence in it.

Lucas revealed his concerns about audience expectations and the likelihood of a stronger rating for the film in a magazine interview.

"I think children, young children especially, should be warned that this is not your average Star Wars," he told Vanity Fair.

"It's a lot darker, there's a lot more scary stuff in it," Lucas said. "It's brutal in places and they should be aware of that."

Click the link above to read the entire article.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Saturday February 05, 2005
EPIII: Soundtrack News

The Official Star Wars Website has a new article about John Williams' new score for Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

As reports:

'With each Star Wars film, composer John Williams has selected a particular composition to stand apart. It's removed from the context of the film, and generally has its start or end reworked so that it becomes a standalone musical piece. In the past, these have become singles on the soundtrack, concert suites or music videos. Examples include "Main Title," "Darth Vader's Theme (Imperial March)," "The Forest Battle," "Duel of the Fates," and "Across the Stars."

For Episode III, a dramatic cue from the sixth reel gets that treatment. Called "Revenge of the Sith" -- or less colorfully, 6M9 -- it appears in the film during the thick of the duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker. The first half of the second day of scoring sessions consists of capturing this piece for both inclusion in the film, and as a modified version for the soundtrack release.'

To read the rest of the article click here.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Saturday February 05, 2005
Homing Beacon #128

The latest Homing Beacon has arrived and today we get to talk about General Grievous! When General Grievous barks his orders, his minions scurry to carry out their tasks. His is a commanding presence, and his fearsome demeanor leaves no room for questions. His implacable metallic skeleton gives him the aspect of a droid, but hidden inside the armored carapace is an unwholesome, living being. To remind viewers of this inner Grievous, his words are occasionally punctuated with a hard, wet hacking cough -- suggesting that Grievous is literally rotten to the core.

Providing the voice of Grievous is Matthew Wood, whose history with Star Wars has been mostly behind-the-scenes. Though Wood is an actor, his contribution to the prequel trilogy has been primarily as Supervising Sound Editor. His access to the Episode III production process may have given him a head's up that casting was underway for the part, but the use of a pseudonym ensured that insider status didn't factor into the selection process.

On set, Duncan Young read Grievous' lines for the benefit of the actors. His voice was never intended to make it into the final film, and it was edited out of the mix early on along with much of the production audio. Ben Burtt and others supplied temporary voices on the track, all heavily modulated to be appropriate for a cyborg general.

"We put out a casting package of those modulated voices, looking for voice actors," says Wood. "Chris Scarabosio processed each one, and we would play these for George for him to evaluate. We went through a lot of different people, and on the last package we sent out, I put my own voice on there, though I didn't put my name on it."

With the pseudonym "Alan Smithee," Wood's reading of Grievous was played for Lucas without introduction, and he selected it. "It was great, but then I thought, 'should I tell him that it's me?'" recounts Wood. "When George found out, he said 'Great, let's record him tomorrow.'"

In a three-hour recording session, Wood laid down all of Grievous lines. "He's definitely an evil character. He's the leader of the droid army, but not a droid. He feels things; he feels things extremely, I would say. It's a lot of yelling, and shouting out orders, so it had a lot of drill sergeant to it."

While studying acting at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Wood came across a website that offered samples of various accents to help actors hear and mimic patterns of speech from around the world. "You could hear the same line of dialogue read in different accents," he says. "I liked the sound of the Eastern European and Romanian accents. Also, I had just come back from Prague, so I had that in mind for Grievous."

In the finished film, Grievous' voice will undergo some sort of processing. Currently, it is lowered in pitch and has a ring modulation to it. That may change as the audio mix is still being put together. Wood offers the caveat that everything may still change, having witnessed all the prequels being made. "But I did also record Grievous for the Episode III videogame. I did 125 lines of dialogue for that."

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday January 27, 2005
EpIII: Opening Crawl

The Official Site has posted the opening crawl for Episode III: Revenge of the Sith:

Spoilers - Highlight to read:

Episode III


War! The Republic is crumbling
under attacks by the ruthless
Sith Lord, Count Dooku.
There are heroes on both sides.
Evil is everywhere.

In a stunning move, the
fiendish droid leader, General
Grievous, has swept into the
Republic capital and kidnapped
Chancellor Palpatine, leader of
the Galactic Senate.

As the Separatist Droid Army
attempts to flee the besieged
capital with their valuable
hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a
desperate mission to rescue the
captive Chancellor....

Wow! Sounds awesome. Click here to view an image off all the opening-scrolls, courtesy of

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Wednesday January 26, 2005
Star Wars Fanatic Booted

The streets are safe again for law-abiding citizens. "Star Wars" fanatic Jeff Tweiten's mini-encampment has been removed from the sidewalk in front of the Cinerama Theatre.

Tweiten and his tiny blue couch were made to move by Seattle Police just hours after a police spokesman told me Tweiten had not been booted because there had been no complaints. Not one since the 27-year-old began a 139-day squat in anticipation of the May 19 opening of "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."

Click here for the full article from This is a follow-up to our news post on January 15th.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Friday January 21, 2005
Homing Beacon #127

The latest Homing Beacon has arrived and today we get to talk about Dark Horse Comics. While the stoic Jedi Masters that sit on the council may frown on unrestrained displays of emotion, Revenge of the Sith nonetheless contains the strongest emotional chords of any Star Wars film, most of them expressed by anguished Jedi characters. It was this drama that attracted author Miles Lane when he set to work adapting the sprawling, galaxy-spanning Episode III screenplay into a four-part series for Dark Horse Comics.

"I decided to approach it from an emotional angle rather than an action-heavy one," says Lane. "I felt I could better capture the heart of the material that way. It was hard, because it's such a dense, visual script and there's so much to it."

A lot can happen in four 22-page comics; a lot more can happen in a two-hour-plus feature film. Lane's script had to bridge the two artforms in a way that preserved the heart of the story, but also worked to the strengths of the comics medium.

"I think it helps that I'm an editor in my day job," says Lane. "I put on my editor's hat when I read the Episode III script. I tried to find logically where it could be broken up into four issues. Within that context, I went through it with a mental red pen and struck those scenes that wouldn't translate well into the comics medium. You have to be pretty strict in a way. I didn't want to get too emotionally attached to the material until I had what was left for each issue, and then I was absolutely emotionally attached to that."

The end result was a four-part script that emphasizes the dramatic arcs of the film. There is still action, but all the specific beats of the action scenes are condensed to their core by artist Doug Wheatley. "When you see Doug's artwork, it's amazing. It's jawdropping," explains Lane.

"Take the scene of Obi-Wan fighting Grievous -- that's greatly reduced in the comic, but Doug has kept the dramatic heart of it by putting the action in these really incredible, fluid panels. I've tried to keep the emotional aspect by paring it down to its essence: this is Obi-Wan trying to eliminate a deadly opponent, and he believes that once he does, it will bring about the end of the war," says Lane.

The one scene Lane could not wait to see adapted by Wheatley depicts Obi-Wan and Yoda discovering the devastation brought about by Darth Vader, the newest Dark Lord of the Sith. "Obi-Wan knows that his Padawan is responsible for this," says Lane. "It's like a parent knowing that his child has become truant but not knowing the extent of the damage until it was too late. I tried to factor that in, Obi-Wan knowing his child was responsible for all this in the blink of an eye, and as a Master, he is responsible for his Padawan. It was done really lovely in the movie script, so I took that and amplified that for the comic."

Lane has yet to see that scene depicted in artwork. "I'm torn between wanting to wait for it in the final book, yet wanting to see it now because it's my favorite. I've held off from seeing it because there's a part of me that wants to wait and be as surprised as the readers are when the actual physical comic is done," he says.

"But maybe I'll cheat and peek."

The Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith adaption comes out as a collected graphic novel as well as four weekly issues this April from Dark Horse Comics.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Tuesday January 18, 2005
Lucas Fears Next Star Wars' Box Office Performance

Legendary director George Lucas fears the dark nature of his final STAR WARS prequel, Revenge of the Sith, will threaten its box office performance when it's released later this year (05).

The third episode in the series focuses on Anakin Skywalker's transformation from a promising Jedi Knight into notorious arch-villain Darth Vader.

But producer Rick McCallum has reassured Lucas, by reminding him he's appalling at predicting how his movies will perform.

McCallum tells British movie magazine Empire, "When it comes to predicting grosses, George is absolutely mad. That's probably his way of dealing with the anticipation that any film can fail. But I think, really, truly, this film won't."

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Monday January 17, 2005
The Making Of Episode III Book Jacket

TF.N has posted The Making of Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith jacket, which you can check out by clicking on the image above.

If you just want to read the text, you can check it out by clicking here.

The Making of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith will be released on April 2nd, 2005.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Monday January 17, 2005
Sam Jackson Talks Episode III

The San Francisco Chronicle features an interview with Samuel L Jackson about his career and current film 'Coach Carter'. Here's the Star Wars bit:

The developments at his day job have been promising, too. The "Star Wars" prequels and "The Incredibles" have generated a new, young audience for him. He beams at the notion of children pointing at him on the street while whispering to their parents.

Even a forthcoming onscreen demise will be cloaked in honor. Jackson says Mace Windu will be granted a suitable exit for a Jedi knight in the forthcoming "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith," which opens in May.

After Jackson made public his concerns about the death scene, George Lucas assured the actor that he would go out in a blaze of glory, and the director made good on his promise.

Hit the link above for the full article.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Saturday January 15, 2005
Star Wars Fanatic Camps Out

Jeff Tweiten lives on a periwinkle blue, fold-out futon on the sidewalk in front of the Cinerama Theatre.

He is not homeless, but camping out for 139 days. Waiting.

For Godot, you wonder? An organ transplant? The end of the world? Tweiten is waiting for "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith," which opens May 19.

Click here to read the full article from SeattlePI, which has a lengthy article and lots of facts about Jeff Tweiten.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Thursday January 13, 2005
Episode III Video Game Preview

Joystiq posted a review of the upcoming video game titled Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith:

The next installment of the Star Wars Trilogy is just around the corner. After decades of waiting to see how Anakin became Darth Vader, the wait is almost over. We’ll get hit with a lot of merchandise in the coming months, but none of it will hold our attention as much as the official game. I was lucky enough to get a chance to check out the Playstation 2 version of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith this week, and I’m happy to report it looks great.

Seeing previews like this is always a bit tough. It’s based on a movie that you want to see, so you’re stuck between wanting to know everything and wanting to know nothing. While the fine folks at Lucas have NDAs tattooed to their eyelids, that still doesn’t make it any easier. For instance, the demo broke ( I believe accidentally) into a film clip for a split second. Two of us averted our eyes, and looked over our shoulders. Yes, we should be blasted as nerds and demerited seven journalist points. But I, for one, will not be tainted.

Be sure to click here to read the full article and see some amazing screenshots. Obviously, there are spoilers at the Joystiq page.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Monday January 10, 2005
Neeson & Jackson Reveal Episode III Secret

USA Today has posted a report from the 16th annual Palm Springs Film Festival, which took place Saturday night. At the event, Liam Neeson and Samuel L. Jackson both revealed a possible spoiler about Revenge of the Sith:

Spoilers - Highlight to read:
Star Wars alums Neeson and Jackson both offered hints that George Lucas has shot a top-secret cameo of Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn's ghost, à la Alec Guinness, for May's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. "I can't speak about it," Neeson joked. "Jedi code of ethics."

Hit the link above to read the full article. Thanks to for this spoiler.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Thursday December 23, 2004
Making of Episode III Webdoc #9

The Official Star Wars Site has made its ninth Episode III webdoc entitled, C-3P0: His Moment to Shine, available to non-Hyperspace members.

C-3PO has been an integral part of Star Wars since the earliest concept sketches, and has lent considerable humor and humanity to the saga for twenty-seven years. As filming completes on the final big-screen Star Wars adventure, the familiar protocol droid enters his role in the darkest chapter outfitted in his shiniest body.

Click here to watch the video, and go with actor Anthony Daniels on the end of the C-3PO journey... that ultimately leads back to the beginning.

Posted by: themostpowerfuljediever

Monday December 20, 2004
Revenge of the Sith Trading Cards

Previews has some great news for card collectors from the third and final installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy - Revenge of the Sith! This 90-card base set features foil stamping on 16pt stock. Look for six foil etched foil cards coated on two sides on 16pt stock, three lenticular morph cards printed in full color on lens material, and 14pt artist sketch cards drawn in pencil or ink by well-known Star Wars artists. Cards feature Anakin Skywalker's and his turn to the Dark Side of the Force, the Clone Wars, and the Old Republic, along with other favorites - Padme, Obi-Wan, Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2, Mace Windu, Count Dooku, Chewbacca, and more! 7 cards per pack. 36 packs per box.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday December 16, 2004
EPIII: New Image Revealed

The GATE has posted two Episode III movie stills on their site. One of the shots we've already seen in the trailer and the other one is totally new:

With just five months to go chatter about the final installment of George Lucas' Star Wars franchise, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge Of The Sith, is heating up and today The GATE has snagged two of the first images from the film. One, featuring a close-up of Anakin and another of Anakin with Obi-Wan.

Without any further ado, here they are. The top picture shows Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, alongside Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, while the bottom one is a closeup of Christensen as Anakin.

Click on the link above to view the pics, or just click here to view the awesome, new image.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Wednesday December 15, 2004
Mace Windu Thrilled By His Death Scene

Samuel L. Jackson is proud of his death scene in the forthcoming third Star Wars prequel, which he brands "awesome".

The Pulp Fiction actor is thrilled by the ending George Lucas devised for his character Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith.

He says, "I can't tell you exactly how it happens but it's an awesome death."

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Wednesday November 17, 2004
EPIII: First Eight Minutes

Ain't It Cool News (AICN) posted a cool little review of the first eight minutes of Revenge of the Sith! Here's a snippit:

Spoilers - Highlight to read:

The room went dark and the scroll began, setting up the movie, describing how Palpatine had been kidnapped. The screen cuts to a planet we all recognize a Coruscant, very quietly a star ship begins to come into view. Ther is almost no sound except for the engines of the ship. We follow this in until it fills the entire screen and slowly we rotate "underneath", between the ship and the planet. Once we get here the noise starts in and we get our first view of the battle in progress. Note: it was about here that I crapped my pants the first time. The camera follows in Anakin and Obi-wan's Jedi fighters. However, you can plainly see that Anakin has modified his. The front part of his cockpit has been replaced with a view window that looks like a Tie-Fighter. He and Obi-wan then spend the next 5 minutes in a desperate attempt to get to the ship holding Palpatine.

Let me just say that if you took all of the space battles from all of the Star Wars movies they would not come close to what I saw in the first 7 minutes of this film. Epic is the ONLY word I can use to describe what I saw. In addition to the numerous small fighters and droids that are deployed against the Jedi, the background is filled with Star Destroyer level ships. This continues until Obi-wan's ship gets hit with "Buzz-Bots" and the droids begin tearing his ship apart, including destroying his astromech droid.

Hit the link above to read the full article.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Tuesday November 16, 2004
EPIII: Early Charity Showings Of The Film

In a press release today, Lucasfilm announced that they are planning to screen Revenge of the Sith in ten cities a week early, on May 12th, with proceeds from the screenings going to benefit various charities.

MARIN COUNTY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2004--Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox announced today that Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith will premiere on May 12 in 10 cities across the United States. As has been a tradition for the previous Star Wars movies, Lucasfilm will use the premieres to raise critical funds and awareness for issues affecting children and families, by working with local charities.

"These charitable organizations are the leaders in direct services and advocacy for children and families," said George Lucas. "I'm delighted that the screenings can help these amazing organizations, which do such important work."

At each premiere, a portion of the theater seating will be made available to disadvantaged children. The film will be released in theatres on May 19, 2005.

The charities that have been selected are:

-- Alliance for Education, Seattle, WA: Since 1995, the Alliance has been developing initiatives, engaging the public and mobilizing community investment to help reinvent Seattle's public schools, so that every student has the opportunity for academic success in the classroom and the learning tools they need for a successful life.

-- Artists for a New South Africa, Los Angeles, CA: Established in 1989, ANSA works in the US and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, advance civil and voting rights, educate and empower youth. ANSA's It Takes a Village program addresses the needs of South African children orphaned by AIDS, especially those living on their own or in informal foster care, by providing comprehensive assistance including food, counseling, legal services, and adoption placement.

-- Children's Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.: Since 1973, the Children's Defense Fund has been working to ensure a safe, healthy and fair start in life for all children in America by being an effective voice for those who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves, with particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.

-- Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL: Founded in 1882, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, is recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country and remains the only freestanding children's hospital in Illinois devoted exclusively to children and adolescents. Children's Memorial is a leader in medical and nursing care, research, education for health professionals and advocacy for the general well being of children. Children's Memorial serves more than 94,000 children annually.

-- City Year, Boston, MA: Founded in 1988, City Year unites people ages 17-24 from diverse backgrounds for a year of full-time service to their communities and country. This year more than 1000 City Year corps members will complete over 1.7 million hours of service, with an emphasis on mentoring and tutoring school children in partnership with public schools, organizing after-school and school vacation programs and planning and leading community service projects.

-- Colorado Children's Campaign, Denver, CO: Established in 1985, the Colorado Children's Campaign's mission has been to create hope and opportunity for the 1.3 million children in Colorado. Their goal is to ensure that children and youth have access to health care, education and the development opportunities they need to reach their full potential.

-- Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital, Atlanta, GA: Since 1992, Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital has been providing pediatric care to underserved patients regardless of their ability to pay. In 2003, the hospital served over 36,000 children through the emergency room, inpatient units and ambulatory care settings. Because of the unique needs of the children, a strong emphasis is placed on preventative medicine and outreach.

-- Koret Family House, San Francisco, CA: Since 1981, Koret Family House has served as a critical home away from home for the families of seriously ill children being treated at UCSF Medical Center who otherwise have no means to pay for a hotel or temporary housing, especially during their child's treatment, which often lasts weeks or months. Families with sick children can stay as long as needed, completely free of charge.

-- Miami Children's Hospital Foundation, Miami, FL: Miami Children's Hospital Foundation was established to raise funds and awareness for Miami Children's Hospital, the largest freestanding pediatric care hospital. As the only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children in South Florida, Miami Children's Hospital provides state-of-the-art pediatric care in a supportive, family-centered environment.

-- The Children's Health Fund, New York, NY: Founded in 1987, The Children's Health Fund is committed to providing health care to homeless and other medically underserved children through the development of innovative pediatric programs, while advocating for guaranteed access to heath care for all children.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Friday November 12, 2004
EPIII: New Before the Helmet Image

The latest Before the Helmet image entitled 'Degrees of Arc', features a cool shot of a starfighter from ROTS. Here are the specs:

Spoilers - Highlight to read:

The mighty Incom/Subpro Aggressive ReConnaissance starfighter (ARC-170) has an impressive wingspan of 22.85 meters, is armed with two medium laser cannons, two aft blaster cannons, six proton torpedoes and carries a crew of three plus an astromech droid.

Hit the link above to view the image if you're a Hyperspace member.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Thursday November 04, 2004
Episode III Trailer Breakdown

It is that time and the Episode III trailer has arrived!!! Read on to get a synopsis of what is shown.

Spoilers - Highlight to read:

20th Century Fox

Lucasfilm is LTD

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...

It begins with the voice of Alec Guinness (Old Ben Kenobi).

Luke is walking toward the twin suns on Tatooine.

OBI-WAN: Over a thousand generations of Jedi Knights (Picture of Obi-Wan speaking from ANH.) were the guardians of peace and justice (picture of Qui-Gon from TPM) of the Old Republic, before the dark times. (picture from AotC of clone troopers walking into a Republic Crusier.) Before the Empire. (Picture of clone troopers standing next to each other from AotC)

(Picture of Anakin and Palpatine)
A young Jedi named Darth Vader who was a pupil of mine (Picture of Anakin from AotC when Shmi dies) before he turned to evil, helped the Empire (Picture of Anakin on his swoop from AotC) hunt down and destroy the Jedi Knights. (Picture of Obi-wan talking form ANH) Vader was seduced by the dark side of the force.

Anakin turns around with eyes similar to Darth Maul.

*Vader Breathing*

A scene of Mustafar with volcanoes exploding and crab-spiderish droids walking.

SIDIOUS: Lord Vader.

VADER: Yes Master?

SIDIOUS: Riiiiiise!
(Sounds absolutely evil. Best part of the trailer.

Scene of Vader on a mechanical table rising.

Scene of Obi-Wan looking up.

Scene of Palpatine looking at the camera (senator like, not evil)

Another scene of Vader continuing to rise.

Scene of Artoo beeping and C-3PO on a blockade runner.

Scene of Padmé looking sadly at Obi-Wan.

Scene of Mace Windu raising his lightsaber (Preparing to strike Sidious in his office)

Another Vader rising scene.

Scene of Chewbacca and another warrior, one of them growls.

Scene of Yoda pulling back his cloak.

Another scene of Vader rising. But this the the table is fully upright.

Scene of a space battle above Coruscant and a clone trooper ship flying past the camera.

Scene of Anakin and Padmé kissing.

Scene of Yoda igniting his lightsaber.

Scene of Anakin's Jedi Starfighter flying in a trench making a TIE fighter sound.

Scene of Mace swinging around with his lightsaber.

Scene of several hundred Wookiees running towards the camera, several vehicles (new Juggernaughts) are in the distance.

Scene of Obi-Wan and a Tion Meddon (SP?).

Scene of the crashing ship on Coruscant while Republic fire ships are battling the flames.

Scene of Anakin raising his lightsaber to strike (I think this is from the Anakin vs. Obi-wan duel).

Scene of Artoo.

Scene of Anakin and Padmé hugging.

Scene of a ship leaving Mustafar.

Scene of Anakin and Obi-Wan's lightsabers clashing on Mustafar.

Scene of a Republic Command ship exchanging fire with a Separatist ship at point blank range. (Remember Return of the Jedi?)

Scene of Anakin hitting Obi-Wan's lightsaber out of his hand, Obi-Wan makes a funny expression.

Scene of a ARC Clonefighter, aka the precursor to X-Wing, with three wings on each side. flying past the camera.

Scene of Anakin and Obi-Wan struggling with one lightsaber. Anakin is trying to kill Obi-wan with his own saber.

Scene of a hanger door closing.

Scene of a evil, horrible looking Sidious swinging his lightsaber. (Yoda and Sidious go at it)

Scene of a Separatist ship exploding.

------EPISODE III------
Revenge of the Sith

*Imperial march plays*

MAY 19 2005

All I can say is wow!!! Absolutely brilliant!! You will not be disappointed with Episode III.

Posted by: Jedi Power

Thursday November 04, 2004
EPIII: Trailer Now Available

Lucasfilm has revealed the teaser trailer for George Lucas' highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith to subscribers of Hyperspace and AOL.

The clip will also air on Access Hollywood today and play in theaters before The Incredibles tomorrow before coming online to everyone on Monday.

Hyperspace members can click here and AOL members here to watch the trailer.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Sunday October 31, 2004
EPIII: Yoda Pic

The Official Site features a pic of Yoda from Revenge of the Sith, which is part of their flash advert. That image will also appear in the teaser trailer coming out on November 4. Supposedly, Spoilers - Highlight to read: it looks like Yoda is in Palpatine's office. We think he is there to confront the Chancellor. Click the link above to see the image.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Friday October 29, 2004
EPIII: New Documentary Released

The official site updates with the 11th of its Making Of Episode III web documentaries entitled 'Becoming Obi-Wan':

With the prequel trilogy, Ewan McGregor stepped in to fill the role of a younger Kenobi. In Episodes I through III, audiences have watched Obi-Wan mature from a fresh-faced Padawan learner to a seasoned General in the Clone Wars. With Revenge of the Sith, McGregor comes closest to the Kenobi that Guinness portrayed. In doing, McGregor -- a life-long Star Wars fan -- completes his journey as the greatest Jedi Knight of the saga.

If you are a member of Hyperspace, you can hit the link above to watch the vid. If you are not a paid subscriber, click here to view the archives of Episode III videos now available for all to enjoy.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Friday October 29, 2004
EPIII: Teaser Poster - More Than Meets The Eye

TF.N has closely examined the newly released teaser poster (click here to view) and has found some hidden images which it contains:

The Teaser is a collage that has several characters in it. People are not seeing it .... so I made a screenshot to help (above left).

The teaser poster has at least two Vaders in it. The obvious one and another (above right).

Click here to see the first image. Mild Spoilers.
Click here to see the second image.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Thursday October 28, 2004
Episode III Teaser Poster Released!

This exciting news comes to us from the Official Star Wars Website. A revealing new teaser poster for Episode III was just released today. For the full article, click here.

Posted by: Gingitsune

Wednesday October 27, 2004
EPIII: Three More Pics

As part of their Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith coverage, Moviefone has revealed three new pictures from the anticipated third and final George Lucas prequel. To view them, just click here (SPOILERS!).

Lucasfilm will release the first teaser trailer for the movie with The Incredibles in theaters on November 5th. Members of Hyperspace will be able to view the clip in the early afternoon on November 4. Subcribers to AOL will also be able to see the trailer on the 4th, and it will be shown on TV that day as well.

The teaser poster is expected to be on display in theaters starting late next week. "Episodes III" hits theaters on May 19, 2005. Thanks to ComingSoon for this news.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Tuesday October 26, 2004
EPIII Trailer: AOL Teams Up With LucasFilm

AOL Movies and, one of the largest online movie destinations, today announced that they will offer an online premiere of the highly anticipated teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith on November 4, one day before it appears in theaters. The trailer will be released in theaters on November 5, and will be available online only on AOL and Hyperspace, the subscription-only Official Star Wars Fan Club. Revenge of the Sith, which debuts in theaters in May 2005, is Lucasfilm LTD.'s sixth and final installment of Star Wars, one of the most popular and enduring theatrical sagas of all time.

"Millions of fans look forward to every new Star Wars installment with great anticipation," said Steven Yee, Vice President and General Manager of AOL Movies and Moviefone. "As one of the largest online movie destinations, we are excited about giving our growing audience a first look at the Revenge of the Sith trailer, and we look forward to working with Lucasfilm to feature additional exclusive elements of the Star Wars universe."

"After more than 25 years, the Star Wars saga continues to exhilarate people around the globe, and this amazing teaser trailer is just the tip of the iceberg for millions who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the episode that finally answers all the burning questions on the minds of Star Wars fans," said Jim Ward, Vice President of Marketing and Distribution for Lucasfilm. "It's great to work with AOL Movies and Moviefone to give our fans more access than ever to awesome footage from Revenge of the Sith and the entire saga."

Film enthusiasts can experience a full, custom-designed and comprehensive destination that honors the entire franchise by going to or through AOL Keyword: Star Wars.

Thanks to TMCNet for this news. Also, here's a link to a cool page on Moviefone which has some documentaries on the making of Episode III.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Tuesday October 26, 2004
EPIII: First Review Coming Soon

The final installment of the Star Wars saga may be looming as large as a planet-busting Death Star, but so far there’s been precious little in the way of tantalising spoilerage. Near-hysterical fans have had to make do with Lucas-vetted glimpses of the ongoing production on the official website, or the short preview featurette on the Episodes IV-VI DVD box set.

But prepare to set your blaster for excitement. In 2002, under shadowy circumstances involving a hotel room and a mysterious videotape, AICN's Harry Knowles was shown an early cut of Attack Of The Clones. Now, two years on, it seems that those space pirate types at have managed to take a peek at a rough version (lacking most of the visual FX and John Williams' score) of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith.

And the verdict? It rocks, apparently, ranking second only to The Empire Strikes Back in the overall saga. High praise indeed. The full review, by Josh Griffin, won't be up on the site until November 1 (provided Lucasfilm's cease and desist stormtroopers don't pay him a visit first). Meanwhile, though, if you want to know more, first-hand info from the screening has been posted on one of the site's message boards. And when we say spoiler heavy, we mean spoiler heavy.

Amazing news!!! I haven't heard anything about this on TF.N yet, but I read about it on Empire Online. Stay tuned and we'll keep up updated.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

Saturday October 23, 2004
Preorder Episode III Novel

The novelization for Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith,
by Matthew Woodring Stover, due out April 2005, is now available
for preorder at

Hit the link above to reserve your copy today!

Posted by: themostpowerfuljediever

Friday October 22, 2004
EPIII: A Ship and Some Planets

I was flipping through the net and found a few interesting things about EPIII. First, has posted a list of all the planets that may be revealed in ROTS:

Spoilers - Highlight to read:

1. Coruscant
2. Tatooine
3. Naboo
4. Alderaan
5. Kashyyyk
6. Felucia
7. Utapau
8. Mustafar
9. Saleucami
10. Mygeeto
11. Cato Neimoidia
12. Dagobah

And secondly, the name of a prominent characters starship has been revealed, according to the latest Before the Helmet:

Spoilers - Highlight to read:

The Jedi objective of Battle of Coruscant is spotted on a display screen -- the Invisible Hand, flagship of General Grievous.

Hit the link above to read the full article.

Posted by: Rebel Racer

For more Episode III news and great spoilers, be sure to visit the archives section at the bottom of the home page!