April 08, 2005
of the Sith Script Now Available
circle is now complete." Today I have posted the script for Star
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
of the Sith
April 07, 2005
Wars Heats Up Premiere's May Issue
Premiere Also Reveals Its "Ultimate Summer Movie Preview" -
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 PremierMag.com.
April 05, 2005
Episode III Merchandise Added
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!
April 04, 2005
New Episode III Pictures Added
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!
April 01, 2005
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
March 30, 2005
More New Episode III Pictures Added
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!
March 29, 2005
New Episode III Pictures
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!
March 21, 2005
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.
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
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.
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 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 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 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.
March 17, 2005
III: A 'Tearjerker'
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
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
“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.”
here to read the full article. It's pretty interesting; I highly
recommend you read the full thing.
March 15, 2005
Wars Episode III Trailer Now Available For Everyone
"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" trailer, which
debuted Thursday night for members of America Online and Hyperspace.com,
is now available for all to see on Moviefone.com.
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(firstname.lastname@example.org),
March 11, 2005
PG-13 Rating Possible
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.
March 11, 2005
of the Sith Trailer Reactions
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!
March 07, 2005
III Pictures Update
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!
March 06, 2005
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 starwars.com 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
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
starwars.com on Monday, March 14, with a large screen version
available only to Hyperspace subscribers arriving shortly after that
March 03, 2005
III on French Newsstands
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 starwars.com for more reports from around the world as
Episode III approaches.
March 01, 2005
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
March 01, 2005
III Trailer: Online, On Screens and On TV
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 starwars.com 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 starwars.com
Hyperspace after the broadcast (around 9:00 p.m. Pacific time).
Lucas Online is pleased to have partnered with AOL and Moviefone.com
to provide starwars.com 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 starwars.com 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
So make a date to watch "The O.C.", make sure you're
subscribed to starwars.com 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.
March 01, 2005
of Star Wars Exhibit Focuses on Episode III
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 satellite venue "De La Fantasia"
Episodes I, II, III, IV, V, VI
March - June 2005
Stay tuned to starwars.com and starwarsjapan.com
for upcoming additional tentative dates and venues where fan can
catch The Art of Star Wars exhibit as it travels throughout Japan.
March 01, 2005
Sith, Go: Episode III Games from JAKKS Pacific
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
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
* 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
* 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
* 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.
here to see screenshots.
February 26, 2005
III on International Newsstands
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
starwars.com for a look at what's happening around the globe.
Video Date Premiere
February 21, 2005
III "Troubled Padme" pic
has posted the "Troubled Padme" picture from Before the Helmet
in a bigger version. To view pic click
February 20, 2005
Rates New Episode III Trailer
Board of Film Classification has given the new 'Revenge of the Sith'
trailer a PG rating.
STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH
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.
|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
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
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
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.
|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
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
possible dialog: SPOILER |
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SPOILER Highlight to read:
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of the spoilers displayed.All spoilers were taken from the net, some may be
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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.
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
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.
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
Padme is surprised that Palpatine knows of the marriage.
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
His last goodbye is "I love you, wait for me..."
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
[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
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
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
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
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
"He keeps kicking," says Padme.
"He?" Anakin says suprised. "I
thought you'd ordered your medical droid not to spoil the surprise."
didn't get this from Emdee. It's my..." Padme smiles, "...motherly
Anakin feels another kick and laughs.
huh?" he questions. "With a kick that hard? Definitely a
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
WHATS THIS: Sidious welcoming Mace into his private
quarters along with the other Jedi ( before fight )
Anakin: YOU ALWAYS WERE
JEALOUS!!! OBI-WAN, YOU KNEW I WAS BETTER THAN YOU!!
WHATS THIS: Anakin
shouting at Obi-wan during the Duel!
From Anakin and his Angel/The
ANAKIN grabs MACE's
Don't kill him...you just can't kill him
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.
dangerous to be left alive. If you could have taken Dooku alive, would you
ANAKIN shows no emotion.
You can explain the difference after he's
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. You...you 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.
Gallery at Star Wars Hyperspace |
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.
|Tuesday February 15,
|Lucas Warns About 'Dark and Brutal' Star Wars
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
February 05, 2005
Official Star Wars
Website has a new article about John Williams' new score for Episode
III: Revenge of the Sith.
As starwars.com 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."
To read the rest of the article click
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.'
February 05, 2005
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
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
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."
January 27, 2005
Official Site has
posted the opening crawl for Episode III: Revenge of the Sith:
Highlight to read:
REVENGE OF THE SITH
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
Wow! Sounds awesome. Click
here to view an image off all the opening-scrolls, courtesy of
January 26, 2005
Wars Fanatic Booted
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."
here for the full article from SeattlePI.com. This is a
follow-up to our news post on January 15th.
January 21, 2005
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
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.
January 18, 2005
Fears Next Star Wars' Box Office Performance
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
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."
January 17, 2005
Jackson Talks Episode III
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.
January 15, 2005
Wars Fanatic Camps Out
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.
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.
here to read the full article from SeattlePI, which has a
lengthy article and lots of facts about Jeff Tweiten.
January 13, 2005
III Video Game Preview
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.
January 10, 2005
& Jackson Reveal Episode III Secret
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:
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
for this spoiler.
December 23, 2004
of Episode III Webdoc #9
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.
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
December 20, 2004
of the Sith Trading Cards
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.
December 16, 2004
New Image Revealed
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
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.
December 15, 2004
Windu Thrilled By His Death Scene
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."
November 17, 2004
First Eight Minutes
It Cool News (AICN) posted a cool little review of the first
eight minutes of Revenge of the Sith! Here's a snippit:
- Highlight to
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.
November 16, 2004
Early Charity Showings Of The Film
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
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. www.alliance4ed.org
-- 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
-- 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
-- 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. www.cityyear.org
-- 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. www.coloradokids.org
-- 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
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November 12, 2004
New Before the Helmet Image
the Helmet image entitled 'Degrees of Arc', features a cool shot
of a starfighter from ROTS. Here are the specs:
- Highlight to
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.
link above to view the image if you're a Hyperspace member.
November 04, 2004
III Trailer Breakdown
is that time and the Episode III trailer has arrived!!! Read on to
get a synopsis of what is shown.
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.
A scene of Mustafar with volcanoes exploding and crab-spiderish
SIDIOUS: Lord Vader.
VADER: Yes Master?
SIDIOUS: Riiiiiise! (Sounds absolutely evil. Best part of the
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
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
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.
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.
November 04, 2004
Trailer Now Available
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.
October 31, 2004
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.
October 29, 2004
New Documentary Released
updates with the 11th of its Making Of Episode III web documentaries
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
here to view the archives of Episode III videos now available
for all to enjoy.
October 29, 2004
Teaser Poster - More Than Meets The Eye
has closely examined the newly released teaser poster (click
here to view) and has found some hidden images which it
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).
here to see the first image. Mild Spoilers.
here to see the second image.
October 28, 2004
III Teaser Poster Released!
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.
October 27, 2004
Three More Pics
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
Lucasfilm will release the first teaser trailer for
the movie with The Incredibles in theaters on November 5th. Members
of StarWars.com 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
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.
October 26, 2004
Trailer: AOL Teams Up With LucasFilm
Movies and Moviefone.com,
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 StarWars.com 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
Film enthusiasts can experience a full,
custom-designed and comprehensive destination that honors the
entire franchise by going to Moviefone.com or through AOL Keyword:
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.
October 26, 2004
First Review Coming Soon
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 theforce.net 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 force.net 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.
October 23, 2004
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 Walmart.com
Hit the link above to reserve your copy today!
October 22, 2004
A Ship and Some Planets
flipping through the net and found a few interesting things about EPIII.
has posted a list of all the planets that may be revealed in ROTS:
Highlight to read:
11. Cato Neimoidia
And secondly, the name of a prominent characters starship
has been revealed, according to the latest Before
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 ComingSoon.net article.
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