STAR WARS: EPISODE III -- Yeah - a few spoilers here - so purists - go away!
Published at: Jan. 24, 2003, 1:41 p.m. CST by staff
Hey folks, Harry here... Well as things begin to move forward on Episode 3 there's some interestingly fun developments popping up. First, over at TheForce.Net's Episode 3 page they have James Earl Jones confirming the April 1978 origin of Darth Vader rumor that came out of FUTURE MAGAZINE... do you think that FUTURE MAGAZINE knew they had a story 25 years ahead of its time? I don't think so either. For you STAR WARS fans like me, that were actually alive and remember reading that article... well you know how the news of it becoming a reality somehow makes ya feel like... FINALLY, HERE IT COMES! I know that's the way I feel right now, great feeling. Head over to that link above to get the nitty gritties and hear James tell it himself on an awesome WAV file!
However... That's not the only news for ya today... Nope, Today I got the one paragraph film breakdown for Episode 3 - that George and the Skywalker troopers are using in getting crewed up in Sydney...
First the start date is late-June of this year and of course will be being shot digitally again.
The synopsis tells us that the film begins a few years after the end of ATTACK OF THE CLONES and is near the conclusion of the "Clone Wars" themselves. Hayden and Natalie are still hitched and Ewan is still at work trying to get to the bottom of who ordered the clones made and if there is a connection to the mysterious Sith. Apparently, Count Dooku (YEAH! SARUMAN IS BACK) is still fucking the galaxy up hardcore by waging his war all over the Republic, thus scaring and terrorizing the galaxy. This war between the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Republic has left a wave of destruction that is literally ripping the galaxy asunder leaving destroyed and devastated planets and lives in its wake.
Palpatine, in order to restore order where there is only chaos, creates a New Order called the Galactic Empire in the aftermath of all this destruction, to heal what has been broken. While that little development happens, Padme squeezes out twins called, shockingly enough, Luke and Leia. However, the infants are separated to be brought up unaware of each other's existence. (YEAH I REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHY TOO!) It seems that Anakin is continuing his descent into darkness by joining Palpatine's side through all of this, where Palpatine can further seduce and bring him to the dark side. (Does Anakin become Palpatine's Jedi Bodyguard?) Ol Kenobi, of course tries to turn Anakin back onto the path of the good guys. The Jedi Order gets destroyed leaving only OB1 and Yoda - and from the look of this thing, the last sentence is: "... a new reign of terror is ushered in with the Empire's rule and Palpatine's move to declare himself the Emperor."
Well, HOT DAMN! That sounds like a movie. Folks in Sydney... Keep your eyes and ears open. Whisper and share what you hear. We need you guys and gals to be tricksy we do, we want to know how things are going. God I want this film to rule all.