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STAR WARS Episode 3 Spoilers -- You May Want To Avoid This One Mates!

Hey folks, Harry here Not so much disappointed, but merely enjoying this new trilogy as exactly that... something new, something different. Could one not say that the advances in technology created whilst making Jar Jar Binks in Episode One... that those leaps could very well be considered the baby steps, trips and falls that led to Gollum being as brilliant as he was... years later? I think so. Then there's my personal disappointment in Lucasfilm... it isn't in the prequels, but the treatment of his past triumphs that urks me. As someone that loves film history, I have no problem with the evolution of an artist's vision for one's work... Hell, even the Bible has revisions... But prior printings and translations are not swept off the shelves for all time, forbidden to the eye of man. Sorry - I don't get to partake in the Jedi Councils... whenever I get the chance to write about STAR WARS - I tend to go on a bit. Ok, let's see what we have here...


Ok, this first pic is of a couple of images that have been floating around the net for quite some time. Usually found on message boards because everyone is concerned about the quick hand of the Lucasfilm Attorneys... Well this time, a British Tabloid got a hold of them, and they become fair game again. It appeared in the Daily Mirror and was scanned and sent in by Gaz...

So - what do I think... well looks moody and cajun-style to me. Personally, Hayden has never looked better - Though I'm afraid he'll be a bit... flaky in this scene... Sorry, I'm being a bit of an ash. Heh. Anyway - God willing, that rather gruesome shot seems to indicate that Lucas might have found his sack again, what with all the bloodless work he's done in recent years and by removing blood from previous films. That would be something interesting at least... Certainly hasn't hurt THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST one bit.

Ok, next is the New Toy... I mean, the new Super Bad Guy... soon to pop up in the Animated CLONE WARS series revealing whatever his bad ass weapon that mows down Jedi... who apparently don't remember than they have the ability to telepathicly rip wiring loose.

Admittedly - the above fellow is awfully cool, but doesn't he seem a bit... Manga? If this guy moves like a JASON & THE ARGONAUTS skeleton... then why do all the future robots move like a stumbly British Actor in a Tin Can? Well - I just hope it does something dramatic and cool - and somehow doesn't move like a Anime Cartoon that skips frames. Well - That's it on Star Wars today, see ya later...

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  • March 11, 2004, 6:13 a.m. CST


    by terryworld


  • March 11, 2004, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Damn, that Anakin pic looks nasty!

    by Psyclops

    Surprisingly gruesome for a Star Wars film, don't ya think? Can't wait to see what that looks like on the big screen. Fear the wrath of Crispy Vader!!

  • March 11, 2004, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Last time a saw this...

    by Human Tornado

    ... the movie was called "Spawn".

  • March 11, 2004, 6:31 a.m. CST


    by gopher

    I smell certain Oscar for George Lucas. Just from these photos and rumours I definitely can say with confidence that GL will walk away with 12 Academy awards next year including Best Picture, Best Director, Best F/X, Best Hype, Best Sue-happy Lawyers, Best Contribution to the Dumbing Down of Movie Audiences, and of course Best Flannel Shirt.

  • March 11, 2004, 6:31 a.m. CST

    can't wait!

    by Billuism

    I know it's all the rage to diss on the new trilogy (while overhyping other flicks). Phantom was disappointing (Maul was cool though). I though Clones was pretty cool, and didn't get the respect that I though it deserved (to many people still pissed about phantom). But this looks really good, and the more I hear about it, the better it seems like it's going to be. Like Harry said, it's something new and should be viewed that way. Lord help us if Peter Jackson makes 'The Hobbit', and for some reason it sucks (doubt it though, lol). Wonder if people will act the same way about Lord of the Rings as they are with Star Wars....

  • March 11, 2004, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Oh, and FYI...

    by gopher

    The only Oscar GL will ever get is that pathetic Lifetime Achievment award for contributing a lot of $$$ to Hollywood's box office. It sure as hell wouldn't be for merit. Deal with it.

  • March 11, 2004, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Paul Winfield has died :(

    by Antiriad

    Old Captain Tyrrell sadly passed away of a heart attack at the age of 62. Your mama!

  • March 11, 2004, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Umm..Those Pics..are..urm....

    by THX5334

    Fake. Fake, Fake, Fake. Sorry, they've already been debunked. They're not real, sorry folks.

  • March 11, 2004, 6:56 a.m. CST

    General Grevious is this generations RoboCop

    by Bcphil

    But let's face it, Star Wars is so fooking lame now who cares? I just want this move to be released and then it can die once and for all. The fact Lucas dug up the SW name just to generate cashish off the thousands of mentally deranged fan boys out there is sad in itself. The fact that the product, or PT movies, has been so awful is an insult to us all. Shame on you George.

  • March 11, 2004, 7:08 a.m. CST

    I'm confused, Motorola built Darth Vader?

    by stvnhthr

    'm confused, Motorola built Darth Vader?

  • March 11, 2004, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Are this real or not?

    by Judge Doom

    Anyway, Anakin looks like the incredible melting man.

  • March 11, 2004, 7:22 a.m. CST

    looks good

    by sultanbey

    anikin looks FUCKED UP! that's looking right for me. i can believe someone goes kill crazy after looking like this dude....bitter and all at where his life has led. so much hope and promise, so fucked it all up. what's left? misery and gin?

  • March 11, 2004, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Neat. *click*

    by CellarDoor

    I hear Grievous' arm split open into two more arms so he can wield four lightsabers. Because that will make this film good.

  • March 11, 2004, 7:43 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. Paul Winfield

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Condolences to his family, he'll always be Lt Traxler drom the first of the two real Terminator films.

  • March 11, 2004, 7:44 a.m. CST

    well, it's a fake

    by Pimbully

    just watched aotc again and you know what, anakins arm was cut between ellbow and shoulder not under the ellbow.

  • March 11, 2004, 7:54 a.m. CST

    the body pic is not totally fake,just below the neck is fake!

    by vaders metal ass

    from the neck up is the real deal, if u wanna see all the pics go here its all there, the wookiee stuff throne room etc full size crispy anakin(that the full body pic is mocked up from)

  • March 11, 2004, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Skywalker is just one part of vader...

    by MaulRat

    Here's the skinny.. Grevious will be taken out by Obi Wan.... Anikin turns to the the dark side.. (duh)... Obi Wan and Skywalker will fight nearing the end... Skywalker will win the fight but will tragically die (due to a bit of over confdence and little help from a freak misfortune)... Skywalkers charred remains and grevious' decapitated body will both be rescued by Palpatine.. Skywalker and Grevious (and a bit of black armor) will become Darth Vader.. Jedi Killer.. We wont see them actually merging Skywalker and Grevious together, however both bodies will be in a scene after the resurrection by Palpatines mob where it will be implied that they will build one from the two.. this will happen about 25 minutes before we meet Darth Vader... also, We will only see Vader in the last 15 minutes of Ep3 where the Emperor 'knights' him.. but we wont see his face... the movie will end with the camera panning up the chest plate and BAM Vaders beautiful black visage will be the first shot of his face, and the last shot of the movie (and possibly the franchise).. Mark my words... go on... mark them... I'll give you a minute...... *BAMF*

  • March 11, 2004, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Re: well it's a fake

    by Dolmes

    Geek in Just because we can only see the lower half doesn't mean it doesn't go further up his arm. Anyway, wasn't it his left that was hacked off? Geek out

  • March 11, 2004, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Hey...wait a minute!

    by Blue_Demon

    What is the biggest surprise of the Star Wars Saga? The one that got gasps from the audience? "Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father." "He told me enough! He told me you killed him!" "No. I am your father." ( Cue Williams Music ) Now...if the movies are one day to be viewed in numerical order, doesn't that let the cat out of the bag? I mean, sure, I know, EVERYBODY knows Vader is Luke's pa, but I still think story-wise it would have been better if George would have left it looking like Anakin died. But of course, all of us need our Vader fix and George is nothing if not a genius marketer so we get to oooh and ahhh a Darth Vader with an earlier version of his armour. I'm torn. I admit I'll smile ear to ear the first time we hear that breathing on the soundtrack. Anybody else feel this way?

  • March 11, 2004, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Grieve THIS Bitch

    by Travis Pickle

    Lucas blew it. Looks like he made his Bad guy out of the same shit Jar Jar is made of. What ever happened to actors?

  • March 11, 2004, 8:24 a.m. CST

    3 strikes...

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    ...and he's out. All you doubting freaks out there should give GL one last chance. God bless the guy, with all his FX technology he's still not done anything to erase his fat gut bursting through his same, table cloth designed, shirt he's been wearing all these years. You know why? He's using the millions this would cost, to deliver what has to be, from everything I've gathered about it, the best SW prequel or even best SW film of the whole lot. These pix here only confirm this more, I mean this guys not holding back. Hopefully if this applies, as it seems to, to the rest of the story, we should have a real dramatic, exciting even possibly a SW masterpiece. Come on, GL is sacrificing all just for us. Look at his double chin, the exact amount of FX work saved in not removing them has instead been used to create - 11 freaking planets for the new film!!! Oh, but Harry, as much as I loved 2nd Hand Lions, please borrow some of GL's FX to remove those bloody banners from your site. They're boring! They've been there ages!!!

  • March 11, 2004, 8:30 a.m. CST

    RE: Skywalker is just one part of vader...

    by vaders metal ass

    grevious is shot in the stomach (ala the sword guy in raiders)and the green stuff oozes! he aint decapitated and made part of vader, iirc GG is on a different planet to mustafar at his time of death and there are no "if's" the above anakin pic IS fake APART from the head there are loads more pics but harry must have been waiting for an "official" place to print them 1st they are all @ (for the moment anyway!)

  • March 11, 2004, 8:35 a.m. CST

    The Billy Bobbins

    by Ra Ra Rasputin

    Fine work AICN has grevious got flesh under his face plate if so who or what is it. Does the character have an origin any clues point to any connection to a named character or is it just wishful thinking. Could it be Coconut pete , Darth coconut the mind boggles.

  • March 11, 2004, 8:39 a.m. CST


    by The Dracut Stomp

    Harry, my man, you need to stop using the word "whilst." Americans shouldn't use that word unless they want to sound pretentious or smarter than they are. Leave that word for the Brits. And please read a grammar book. Sentence structure is important. An elipse (...) is not the same as a comma or semicolon. Keep up the good work otherwise.

  • March 11, 2004, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Why does Grievous(or however the hell it's spelled)have human, o

    by StoneMonkey

    Even pics from featured closeups of the eyes and the eyes of the animated version. Is he Lucas' version of Kane from the Robocop 2 film? Wasn't there a character called Kane Starkiller in the early drafts of Star Wars in the 70's? Could it be what's left of Master Sifodyus or Darth Maul? Things to ponder folks, but this is looking more and more like the best of the Prequel bunch yet. Harry, what have you got against Anime and the robots that inhabit most of them?

  • March 11, 2004, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Restrictions on Droid capabilities maybe?

    by Drath

    I'm surprised you still bring up the "if they're so advanced in the prequels, why are droids so crummy in the classic trilogy" quibble, Harry. Wouldn't it make sense that if the Droids were used in the armies of his opposition, Palaptine place limits on the droids manufactured after the end of the Clone Wars? I'm not a fan of the prequels by any means, but that always seemed like a natural conclusion. Protocol Droids(C3P0) and Astromechs(R2D2) aren't warriors, so they were allowed under the Emperor's reign, but more physically capable droids were banned. That at least works, in my view. Too bad Padme is such a board, that Anakin isn't likable, that the SFX CG backgrounds have led to stiff and stale performances, and that the villains are all men in the new trilogy. I'd complain about any of those things, but the droids just don't bother me. But then I never worried about Death Star construction workers either.

  • You just know with human eyes that he's going to be someone we know. Not that I can imagine how his eyes weren't burned out of their sockets on his funeral pyre...but it's an interesting possiblity.

  • March 11, 2004, 8:49 a.m. CST

    I'd rather eat my own shit

    by Drunken Rage

    than see another of piece of thise retarded trilogy. I wouldn't see this unless Jar Jar gives GL a fisting. Because that would make me laugh.

  • March 11, 2004, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Fake or Not, is good to have hype and illusion about SW and such

    by kokonimo

    ... about 200 hundred dead on an act of terrorism, this morning in Madrid

  • March 11, 2004, 9:03 a.m. CST

    "Thise" Have It Eat Away Shit Boy

    by Ra Ra Rasputin

    The eyes are reptillian looking been racking my brain for a connection all i know is Mauls eyes were yellow but seems to easy .

  • March 11, 2004, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Does anyone over 30 like Star Wars anymore?

    by ATARI

    Assuming you no longer live with your parents, you have now experienced the real world and see what Star Wars is -- just a freakin' movie. A movie made for 9 year-old boys.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:05 a.m. CST

    RE: And I wonder if that Qui Gon Jinn's charred body in that new

    by vaders metal ass

    they arent human eyes they are lizard like slit pupils with yellow iris, the surrounding skin is wrinkled and purpleish (even maul didnt have slit pupils, so that rules him out) sifo dyas is a possibility as no one knows what he looks like(but he is more likely a chinese whisper of dooku or an alias) early GG designs had his brain exposed but it now looks likely it will only appear when his mask is cracked in half mid fight

  • March 11, 2004, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Wwwwwwwwooooooooooooo hoooooo hooooooooo

    by TheGinger Twit

    My pants just got tighter.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:14 a.m. CST

    It's not ellipse...

    by BillyShakes

    it's ellipsis. If you're going to correct someone on grammar, at least get the terminology correct. An ellipse is an oval.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:22 a.m. CST

    StarWars sucks bawls.

    by Brian_De_Man

    Watch out, general grevious will have little kids wetting their pants in 2005, while once again the adults will be in a yawn fest.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:30 a.m. CST

    RE: I'd rather eat my own shit

    by Pimbully

    Bon Appetite, you will see it and we all know it

  • March 11, 2004, 9:32 a.m. CST

    For heaven's sake, Anakin's arm is from the T-800

    by ninjrk-nit

    The crispy Anakin pic came out weeks ago and it was noted that his right arm (which you can see in a higher quality pic that's all over the net) is a cut and paste from the T-800 endoskeleton. Sources in LF have said that the head is a real one, being used for makeup-tests while the entire body was photoshopped afterwards. It's a concept head attached to a Photoshop body. Still got yanked because of the use of the real concept head. Crying out loud, this story broke back on Feb 25th, over two weeks ago. On the plus side, the Grevious pic only broke all over the net yesterday.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:34 a.m. CST

    That's a very unsettling but brilliant picture of Annakin

    by Spacesheik

    If Lucas can maintain the tone of dread and impending doom throughout the film that that pic signifies, then I shall forgive him the crap that PHANTOM was and the lightweight eye-candy that CLONES was. Damn, that is a brilliant pre-Vader Annakin.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:41 a.m. CST

    GG is a new character not anyone we know from previous stories/m

    by vaders metal ass

    in the making of GG video lucas just pics the sketch he likes the most from the ones that are put in front of him, so unless he makes up his backstory to fit the finished article he wont be a charcter from a previous installment, i.e. the design department were not told to create a bad guy that has the remains of xxxxxx inside him

  • March 11, 2004, 9:42 a.m. CST

    These pics are terrible. and proof that this next episode will b

    by TheGinger Twit

    I'm kidding. This film will be loaded with star destroyers, space battles, emperor sith action, jedi fights and Chewie and the birst of Darthvador. It's fucking kick arse so fuck off!!

  • March 11, 2004, 9:53 a.m. CST

    All you fuckers are going to see this series for what it is. Hap

    by TheGinger Twit

    George Lucas has 10 times the vision the Wachalskies or Peter Jackson had. You fuckers who bash the prequal trilogy (Moriarty and your friends... I'm looking your direction) never saw what it was Lucas was doing. You could never see the darkness falling. And fuck those who didn't think Attack of the clones was good. When I saw it I was on the biggest high for hours, not since the glory days of star wars or all those old 80's flicks. Now, you'll all be eating your own shit. You'll all be like, "I always knew GL would do good." or "I must admit I was worried but I never gave up hope." None of you will ever admit that you were all suckered into the bitch and moan session that was the 6 years of Star Wars in the new milenium. Bahh. Suck my balls. Thus, I have spoken. Twit ... as in Ginger.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:53 a.m. CST

    That Anakin Pic Looks Pretty Photoshop To Me.


    Maybe it's just the poor scan.

  • March 11, 2004, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Now don't all kick me in at once...

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    ...but what do you all think of the idea of having a small bit of time given to Jar Jar in the next SW, especially when things get dark. Not the annoying JJ but have him understanding of the dark tragedies occouring, a restrained, sad, serious JJ displaying at last some depth to himself. Might work, imagine the scene where he has to flee to some secret planet and OB1 reluctantly farewells him for good, 'Goodbye Jar Jar'. Then JJ falls away in his ship. Not a dry eye in the house. JJ is redeemed, SW guys will actually have a sad pathos affection for him then. I can see it now, lightsabres ignited, waiting to cut my head off for what I've just said. Serioulsy I think it might bag JJ an Osc-aaaaaaaaarrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

  • March 11, 2004, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Awwwww... Harry's disappointed in Lucas.

    by moby-one

    After two rave reviews for episodes I and II. Way to be a sheep, you flip-flopping loser.

  • March 11, 2004, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Icon Of Evil

    by kafka07

    Are there any rumors about the next title? Icon of Evil would be a good title. I hope this film is really dark and bad-ass, or else I may not go to see it. If Lucas allows more Star Wars movies in the future, he should pass the director and writer duties to someone else. Thanks for creating Star Wars George, but let some of your now grown-up fans contribute some fresh ideas.

  • March 11, 2004, 10:37 a.m. CST

    One Word to describe the new trilogy: Pokemon

    by PacinoHatersGoHo

    It all looks like Pokemon to me.

  • March 11, 2004, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Wow - Darth Looks A Lot Like a Cellphone

    by hipcheck13

    Lucas = no talent.

  • March 11, 2004, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I assume his privates get burned to a crisp

    by Jeditemple

    I don't see anything hangin' in the pic. No wonder Vader was always so moody. If my sack got torched, I'd be killing Jedi too.

  • March 11, 2004, 11:58 a.m. CST

    BillyShakes: "It's not ellipse it's ellipsis. If you're going to

    by raw_bean

    No, an ellipse and an oval are totally different. An ellipse is a flattened circle, whereas an oval has two straight, parallel sides. I's more like a rectangle with two semi-circles on the ends. If you're going to correct someone on terminology, at least get your own right! :) ------------ For the record (not that I imagine it interests anybody), I loved all three LOTR films but the third was the greatest, felt that the Matrix: Revolutions went some way towards making up for its comparatively poor predecessor, and I'm starting to have high hopes for a great end to the prequel trilogy. If Ep III is aqs much of an improvement over Clones as Clones was over Menace, well, I'll be a very happy camper indeed.

  • March 11, 2004, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Looks like the same old shit to me.

    by Tubba-guts

    That damned robot looks about as evil as my new pet puppy. By God! Is that s

  • March 11, 2004, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Hey Orions Angel and raw_bean.

    by Tubba-guts

    Man, they ain't no picture of Tom Bombadil. That article mentioned him but they's a showin' Radagast the Brown when I went over there. Now wouldn't that be cool if ol' PJ does us all a number and come up with another damned DVD that has ALL that shit innit?!! That'd be just about the coolest thing ever and I think that'd restore my Aynt Bessie's eyesight, I swear! I perciate you postin' that link though, it were right kindly of ya. Now, you are absolutely right about the ellipse and oval comparisons raw_bean. I always tell people to think of a race track shape for an oval. Anyway, none of that makes this shit that Harry posted any better lookin'. I'll gauren-dam-tee that whatever the hell they call this next Star Wars crapfeast, it's gunna bomb worse than that last Matrix movie (which I kinda liked, myself).

  • March 11, 2004, 12:50 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Paul Winfield

    by Darth Thoth

    God bless his soul.

  • March 11, 2004, 1:50 p.m. CST


    by Shigeru

    The prequel films are terrible with cool fight scenes to distract us. Ep I was for little kiddies, Ep II for teenagers, Ep III for adults? Hm, somehow I'm not gonna hold my breath. Hulk Hogan shoulda played Anakin: "Sandstorms are very, very dangerous, brother!"

  • March 11, 2004, 1:58 p.m. CST

    If this is how Anakin looks at the end of EPISODE 3...

    by My Ass Smells

    then how the hell did he get so big and bulky looking during episodes 4, 5, and 6? Compare how Vader looks next to Luke!

  • March 11, 2004, 2:11 p.m. CST

    hi guys!! hi!! can i say something?

    by perryfarrell

    star wars is better than the lord of the rings. the lord of the rings beats the matrix, and the matrix beats star wars. it's like rock-paper-scissors! /////// p.s. i like to dress up in women's clothing. anyone else? ////// p.p.s. i also like kenny g alot. does that make me gay? /////// p.p.p.s. how about wanting sex with men?

  • March 11, 2004, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Works for me

    by 007-11

    Damn, Anakin looks worse than that overdone box of Popeye's I got last week. I'm glad Lucas went all the way on that. As for Grievous, looks like a mechanical version of what Dr. Smith turned into in the Lost in Space movie, but whatever.

  • March 11, 2004, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Um... no... that would be a "Pill shape"

    by BillyShakes

  • March 11, 2004, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Is Jar-Jar Binks in this one? should I ask...

    by alchemist

    Well, our crispy friend up there looks more macabre than I would have guessed Lucas was capable of... Ep III now officially looks cool. Of course it will suck, but it still might be a litle dark, which is what this series has been missing since Empire. And surprsingly, Hayden's new (non-crispy) look is pretty close to how I've always pictured the great Jedi Anakin Skywalker... I couldn't believe the loser we were given in Ep II, but the thinly veiled plot of that movie was to show when Anakin was young and impulsive (and whiny, and gay...)

  • March 11, 2004, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Futurama - Star Wars Connection

    by Archduke_Chocula

    John Di Maggio is the voice of Grevious in the clonee wars so...logically...he will voice grevious in Episode III, coolage.

  • March 11, 2004, 3:37 p.m. CST

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  • March 11, 2004, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by Darth Melkor

    Am I the only one who's shocked by that image? If it's real, it's suprisingly gruesome for Star Wars. Definitely not PG, though the film will get PG cause the MPAA are idiots and sometimes rate movies based on book cover alone.

  • March 11, 2004, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Where is Darth Maul damnit!

    by Jon E Cin

    The only cool character in these prequels..bring him back fucker!

  • March 11, 2004, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Remember that skit on MR. SHOW

    by Rufus_T_Firefly

    ...being visited in the hospital by the heavy metal group? That's pretty much what Little Orphan Ani looks like in that pic. TRY IT AGAIN! TRY IT AGAIN!

  • March 11, 2004, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Looks moody and cajun style

    by neobido999

    Cripes Harold, you just can't stop thinking of food can you?

  • March 11, 2004, 5:51 p.m. CST

    One last chance...

    by FurryKnot

    Ok, so, episode 1 wasn't very good, episode 2 was better but still pretty wooden script wise but being an optimist episode 3 might actually be good. You never know! If the images are fake or not doesn't really matter, the only thing that does is the finished movie. until 2005 it's all conjecture, so the Star Wars film we are all waiting upon to be the best of the lot might be just that. It's a shame growing up, clouded is our vision.

  • March 11, 2004, 6:12 p.m. CST

    BlueDemon, that's the key

    by DrIncognito

    Hey Blue_Demon, Ep. V's "I am your father" surprise will not be ruined by seeing Ep. III because we've all already seen Ep. V!!! That's the whole trouble with these crapquels, they make no sense at all if you start watching at Ep. I. You gotta start with the story that hooked you in the first place Ep. IV! Why do you think Lucas started there? Because it's the tightest, most self-enclosed part of the story. THE HOOK. In my opinion, the first 3 are barely even worth telling at all. It's like the Matrix where it was more fun to imagine what happens to Neo and the world after the first movie ends. Well, with SW, its more fun to imagine Anakin's fall than to actually see it. The only insight we have gained into the characters is that now we know where Luke got his whiny streak from. And now all we got is problems like...Why didn't Owen recognize the droids in Ep IV when he had seen them in Ep II? Hell, he OWNED Threepio for gods sake! And on Bespin, is Darth Vader so evil that he didn't pause to exclaim..."WOW! C3PO!! Snap...I built that droid when I was a little kid!!" The original trilogy still makes me smile. The Hoth base scene with Han and Leia that culminates in Leia kissing Luke is flat out movie MAGIC. The chemistry of the three leads is workin'! The new ones suck, admit it, where are the likable characters, where is the FUN??? MUST EWAN MCGREGOR BE ALL ALONE??? Here's suckage proof...."Around the enemies, a perimeter create!": Yoda Ep II. HAW!HAW!

  • March 11, 2004, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Blue Demon

    by Billuism

    I agree with Blue Demon, as I'm torn between wether or not I would like to see Vader at the end of Episode 3 or not. Granted, I do..... but at the same time, it seems like it would fit better in the over all scheme of things if it wasn't revealed that Anakin is Vader. Thanks to everyone who feels the need to correct others grammer errors and pointing out that those who have different oppinions other then your own are either on drugs or retarded, you have shown your intellictual superiority and we all bow humbly toward you.

  • March 11, 2004, 6:18 p.m. CST


    by Batutta

    The Digital Bits reports on the changes being planned for the DVD release of THX-1138: Word is that George Lucas' THX-1138, which is currently being prepared for DVD release later in 2004 by Lucasfilm and Warner Bros, is going to feature more than 100 new visual effects shots. Look for digitally-enhanced skylines and other additions and alterations.

  • March 11, 2004, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Actually, DrIncognito...

    by DocPazuzu

    ... the line is "Around the SURVIVORS a perimeter create." And that's a cool-ass Yoda line. Not even the heat of battle can rattle his weird grammar.

  • March 11, 2004, 6:39 p.m. CST

    We had this over on Filmrot last week man. We got plenty more th

    by Silver_Joo

    Just because your great mates with QT and PJ, and that Lucasfilm don't let you wander around Skywalker Ranch geeking out ... you really do seem to a sycophantic little movie Nazi now. It's sad. Go Star Wars. The new trilogy is much closer to the style Lucas always wanted, if you listen to what he has to say. American Graffiti still rocks aswell, don't be forgetting that. Lucas is comparable to Jackson - so why not give him his dues?

  • March 11, 2004, 6:55 p.m. CST

    the dialogue

    by Billuism

    I agree that the dialogue is the main problem with the prequels. I don't so much blame the actors as I do George for that one, as he is the director (just thinking about the way Jake Lloyd said his lines in Phantom Menace sends shivers down my spine, lol). I think that the prequels get an underserved bad rap though. Of course they're no where near as great as the original trilogy, but they are no where near as horific as some would like to make them out to be as well (in my opinion anyway). As far as the picture of him all burnt up, I've read on a few other sites that it is indeed a fake pic (one using some real pics pieced together frankenstein style).

  • March 11, 2004, 7:42 p.m. CST


    by BAMF

    I think you're the first person -- EVER -- to perfectly capture my feelings about Star Wars. You go with your bad self.

  • March 11, 2004, 7:56 p.m. CST

    You guys are a bunch of liars...

    by Snow Is Fun

    Every last one of you will go to see Episode 3. The Phantom Menace was pretty good, regardless of what anyone says in a lame attempt to sound like they are somehow superior to anyone who can just sit back and actually enjoy a movie, and Attack of the Clones was really damn good. If you can't admit that Episode 2 was a fun movie, then you are not only lying to the people you are trying to convince that it sucked, but you are lying to yourself. The last half hour of that flick simply kicked ass. And Episode 3 seems to be shaping up to be the best of the bunch, Prequel Trilogy or Original. I cannot wait to see Obi-wan and Anakin kicking the living SHIT out of each other. And this General Grievous dude could end up being awesome. We'll just have wait and see what they do with him. To all you haters, lighten up. Go to a movie and just have a good time for once and end your asinine bitching.

  • March 11, 2004, 8:43 p.m. CST

    LUCAS IS A GOD!!!!!!!

    by screenplaywriter

    My God these shots look absolutely beautiful. Lucas is getting it right for a change. He promised darkness, he promised death, he promised a bad-ass new villian of keeping the Jedi on their toes, and this is what us "STAR WARS" fanboys and "STAR WARS" cravers/doubters have been waiting for! My God Grevious looks awesome. Can't wait to see him in action and I also can't wait to see Anakin falling into the lava pit and arising as the deadly, foul mechanical menace known as...DARTH VADER!

  • March 11, 2004, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Me gustan los Stormtroopers.

    by Blue_Demon

    Dr.Incognito ( hope I spelled that right ) true, Lucas started at the episode that had the most action. That's what he says, and okay, I'll have to take his word for it. But I remember when I was a kid, he commissioned Alan Dean Foster to write a sequel to Star Wars ( long before he started calling it A New Hope ) that could be filmed on a small budget. The result of that was "Splinter of The Mind's Eye." He really had no plans to make The Empire Strikes Back, it seems. Cinefantastique magazine ( which had a love/hate relationship with Lucas ) interviewed some people close to the man and they said that Lucas did NOT have all nine SW Episodes written down ( yes, I'm old enough to remember the "Trilogy of Trilogies" stories ). That that was just Lucas doing p.r. on the phenomenon whose popularity stunned even him. I remember the article ended with the words "Lucas does not confine his myth-making to the screen." Proof of this is pieces of the script for episode 1 that appeared in "Sci-Fi Universe" back in the early nineties ( A Larry Flynt publication! ) that had Obi-Wan saying that Owen Lars was his brother and he left Luke in his care! The stories were in flux even then. Now I'm not knocking the man. He has given us some fantastic times at the ol' cinema, but I wish he would just look around at what he did back then and instead of coasting on our love for his stories, really REALLY craft something worthy of "A New Hope" and "The Empire Stikes Back." Okay...some of the glitches may be taken care of like this: Threepio's memory is he doesn't remember Tattooine, Obi-Wan, or Vader. But what made Vader forget he built Threepio? I'm sure you still remember every detail of your first car in High School. ( "Man...I had a mustang with a Bondo patch JUST like that! Wha-? Could it-? It IS!! ) Yes, I'm just a fan, and George is The Man, and I will be there come opening night ( and so will the nay-sayers, trust me ). I just hope this episode is so fucking awesome that it will wipe away the memories of Jake Lloyd's horrible delivery and the comedy stylings of Jar-Jar Binks. Give me that, and I'll be happy as hell.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:09 p.m. CST

    you want HULK, you got HOGAN

    by neobido999

    "Use the force, BROTHER"

  • March 11, 2004, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Star Wars

    by neobido999

    It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire

  • March 11, 2004, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Star Wars

    by neobido999

    It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire

  • March 11, 2004, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Ladies and Gentleman, that is undeniably fucking cool.

    by IndustryKiller

    Ok well maybe not the Grievous pics. That guy just doesn't look very Star Wars. And a robot killing off a ton of Jedi? Please. There better be something about him that makes him incredibly special and not just some really advanced droid. But those Anakin pics are fucking cool. They are just fucking cool. How can anyone be disappointed in that? It's Anakin completely burned to a cinder and looking real fucked up. That Vader suit is rad. Looking slightly different from teh original Trilogy, a bit like the early McQuarrie sketches. Great stuff.

  • March 11, 2004, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Darth Vader uses T-Mobile?

    by Bill Maher

    Harry, you are too dumb to even try to be so pretentious. Give it a rest. If Paul McCartney can re-release Beatles songs the way HE wanted them done the first time (without Phil Spector's overdubs), why shouldn't Lucas redo some shots he wasn't happy with? And the book comparison is stupid. The old VHS and laserdisc versions of Star Wars are easily available even those who aren't thieves. Used video stores, eBay, etc. have them. Besides, only someone who has watched the original movies 5000 times (because he already owns copies) would think the changes are a big deal. What you're really bitching about is that you are in the minority. Most people either like the changes overall or don't care. The missing blood and Greedo shooting first were just sops to the MPAA -nothing more, nothing less. When a movie is re-released it gets re-rated. At this point, Lucas is almost done with Star Wars movies, so he might have decided to go out with a bang and put in a lot of violence and tell Jack Velenti to go fuck himself. Dr. Incognito, you are one dumb twat.

  • March 11, 2004, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Georgie Walton Lucas vs. Richard McCallum

    by neobido999

    What do you think their relationship is? By which I mean, do you think if Rick McCallum says NO, then George changes his mind, or do you think Lucas wears the (huge) trousers? Why has rick McCallum's weight positively BALLOONED during the making of prequels? Due you think he wants to be george? can you see a time wear he slowly but surely grows a full beard and has a clark kent hair-do? Can you imagine George SCREAMING at someone if they pissed him off, or more of a subtle "Well, you know, I suppose your fired". If they were watching TV at the ranch, who would get the remote? And who would decided what to watch? I imagine George sitting there, for soem reason, REALLY liking Police Academy, and Rick silently waiting to change to CNN, or some program about money. And if they had a fistfight, who do you think would win?

  • March 11, 2004, 10:11 p.m. CST

    gopher, curious dr. hump and petey-s are also dumb twats.

    by Bill Maher

    Dr. Hump, how can I take you seriously when you can't spell "fucking"? Petey-S, you can't spell "shit"? Jesus, you are fucking stupid! And gopher, Lucas won an Oscar more than a decade ago -the Irving Thalberg Award. So fuck you. =-=-=-=-=- More stupidity from Harry: Different droids have different features just like different vehicles do in the real world. My Toyota Corolla can't blow up tanks like the M1 Abrams because it doesn't have a 120mm gun mounted on it. On the other hand, my car has A/C and the M1 tank doesn't. Trucks are made to carry things. Greivous was built to kill people. C-3PO was built to translate and mind his manners. R2 was built to fix things.

  • March 11, 2004, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Grevious will be voiced by the same dude who does Bender. Now th

    by TheGinger Twit

    Lucas also wanted benders voice for that fat tubby diner dude. Sounds like Lucas is a bit of a futurama fan.

  • March 12, 2004, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Looks GREAT!

    by hoorayforeric

    Seems to me we have SW fans looking forward to seeing all the stuff they've waited for since '99. On the other hand here...we have the anti-SW folk that do so because they (like geeks) rival their beloved movies vs. Star Wars. Matrix fans got jipped and their series flopped. Even the 1st one was so-so. So suck it, Matrix fans. You can't blame Lucas for your problems. LOTR fans are just sad to see LOTR go away forever...and want it to stay in the spotlight forever. SW3 will make everyone forget the whole LOTR trilogy forever. I bet you that more SW Orig. Trilogy DVD's sell more copies than any LOTR DVD all together. And once SW3 is out...SW will own it all again!! You people don't like teh PT because you want it to fail so you're favorite movies look better to fans. Same shit happend with Spiderman in 2002. Spidey fans who once loved SW had more love for Spidey and therefore hoped SW2 would fail. Ep.2 was a much better film than Spidey ever could be. I hope Spidey 2 is good. Really good. Because there's nothing but shit coming out this summer and I need a fix until next!! 2005 will rival 1989 for all-time summers once again!! Go STAR WARS!!

  • March 12, 2004, 1:27 a.m. CST


    by alchemist

    I agree with you mostly, but even if these prequels/sequels could not compare to our own personal Legends of Anakin and Neo, they should have done better. Why, exactly, did Phantom Menace occur when Anakin was a child? Did the plot need to take place really early or have to show Anakin as a kid? Not for any reason. We never needed to see Luke's childhood to understand what he's about. And he's a slave, okay, but he doesn't seem to be suffering all that much.... What if Anakin was a slave until his late teens, and that's where the prequels started? Then he's a little like Conan the barbarian, ruthless and streetwise, and there'd be a reason why he's such a great warrior (which is better than the reason we're given in the real-world prequels: "Anakin's, y'know, -magic-, for some reason")... And the Matrix could have lived up to it's amazing ending.... Just show us the revolution of the world/matrix instead of the fate of damn Zion which wasn't even in the first one. I wish I could send them a message when they were writing the scripts: NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE FATE OF ZION WHEN YOUR STORY IS ABOUT THE REAL WORLD BEING A PRISON!

  • March 12, 2004, 1:31 a.m. CST

    didn't Dooku slice Anakin's arm above his elbow?

    by Tall_Boy

    like he practically look his entire arm with it. Anyway, that pic looks FUCKIN GANGBUSTERS, by the way. And the LOTR geeks can suck my left nut. Shut up, nobody cares. go away.

  • March 12, 2004, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Episode III: The Passion of the Sith

    by Agent23

    All that's needed now is a crucifix droid and then we can put the Star Wars franchise to bed! A23

  • March 12, 2004, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Thats a model prop of Anakin right?

    by Jon E Cin

    Looks cool.

  • March 12, 2004, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Oh man, you TOTALY SPOILED that movie I was never going to see.

    by numberface

    Okay, I'll go see it, but please, spoil as much as you can for me because the prequels are sorely lacking in surprises anyway. What wuld be cool is if Anapkin spent the whole movie lurching around like that, beseeching everyone he meets with a plaintive cry of "Won't you please lend a hand?"

  • March 12, 2004, 10:36 a.m. CST


    by Wee Willie

    Your post about Anakin's having his sac torched had me spurting coffee on the keyboard. That totaly explains why Darth is such a dickwad to the Rebels.

  • March 12, 2004, 2:23 p.m. CST

    I for one will not be buying the Ep. 4-6 dvd's

    by Hellpop

    poopie to you George.

  • March 12, 2004, 5:48 p.m. CST


    by fxrod

    Does anyone else think that the prequels are overdesigned, or is that dam obvious? Give me two or three badass, industrially designed vehicles over hundreds of cheesy-stringy gundam looking characters and ships. Give me three or four cool latex or puppet aliens over hundreds of pointless new CG species -- George thinks a new species and world for every countless plothole. There was so much more presence and verisimilitude in using plain old human actors than a mish-mosh of aliens. You overcooked the ham, George.

  • March 12, 2004, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Just watched "Empire" on, ahem, DVD.

    by Gul Shah

    Once again, the reason it's the best of the lot is that it wasn't written OR directed by GL! Somebody get Larry Kasdan to write EPIII and call Irvin Kirshner to direct! (If he's still alive, that is... Oops, an ellipsis!)

  • March 12, 2004, 9 p.m. CST

    Looks great but there is no way its from Lucas.

    by bioforge

    With a pic like this he could wipe out his whole toy franchise which going by the last two movies is the only reason of the prequels existence. How the hell are you gonna sell a charred anakin toy to 5 years olds with their moms approval ?

  • March 12, 2004, 10:07 p.m. CST

    All I can say seeing these pics again is incredible and shocking

    by screenplaywriter

    I thought George would pull back on the carnage, or brutality, but no he's making it dark, he's making it a "STAR WARS" fan's dream. Not only is he going away from "the kid friendliness", the "campiness", and the little kid pee/poop jokes, but he's finally going back to the dark humor, back to what made the originals fun. I don't have a problem with Natalie, or Ewan delivering their lines, or Jar Jar (yes it's believable quit booing or kicking yourselves), or the other cast, but I'm sure Hayden will be stiff, wooden, and "grade school/highschool"-material. He'll deliver his lines, but with a fast pace, or a poorly given, passionate response. Hayden's the reason why the movies suck. Jake Loyld was the first. I just watch "PHANTOM MENACE" again and was constantly yelling at the screen how poorly portrayed and played out the whole Anakin as a kid/what he sounded like, etc. Lucas made a mistake there by casting Jake, he also made a mistake casting Hayden, but who knows maybe Hayden will redeem himself and make a better performance. I just hope Lucas won't emphasize too much on CGI, give it when it's needed. Yoda as a computer-generated character does not bother me, nor does him fighting as a computer-generated character. Don't make the Wookies CGI! Don't make the battle sequences, or space battles all CGI! Give CGI when it's due, not when you're trying to tell a story, or give a plot, or dialouge, or whatnot. I hope Grevious will at least be more robotic, more like C-3PO and R2D2 and not just fully CGI. Grevious seems like a villian us people have been waiting for and my guess is he kills Dooku, because Dooku failed his mission of turning Anakin to the Dark Side, and Sidious sent Grevious as an assassin and had Dooku (his best man) killed so that Grevious could pave way for Anakin. If I am wrong then it'll be Anakin killing Dooku in a amazing display of swordsmanship and combat, chopping Dooku into, or Force choking him and my guess is Anakin's mysterious father will be...PALPATINE! How else not? He takes pride in the boy's cockiness, his way to bend rules to gain power, his defiance, and his ever growing strength and the ability to wield the Force to his bidding such as how Palpatine places Jar Jar Binks as his pawn to destroy the galaxy, but ordering the clones, and having people go against him even though they are fighting for him secretly. And if George is going by old themes from the "OT" than it's obvious Palpatine is Anakin's father and Luke's grandfather. If that is the case then make way for new "STAR WARS" books forever. Also, if George can develop a more broader background story for Chewie, how come he recognizes Obi, how come the droids can't remember anybody, how come Vader forgets who C-3PO and R2D2 are, why some Jedi can't disappear and others can, and why Obi and Yoda decide to go to separate planets and how the remaining Jedi die, then George's has done what the public has wanted to see. Here's hoping 2005 will surely be a good year.

  • March 12, 2004, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Better looking pics

    by Vradna

    If you want a better look at the pic of Anakin with Mexican Heartburn, have a look at the pics in this forum: ** Just wanted to debunk the whole photoshop thing. That said, get back to your whining about what trilogy is better, Nuff Nuffs.

  • March 12, 2004, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Hey Dick Hertz,

    by Conan_the_Humble

    M1's DO have air-conditioning... Cheers.

  • March 12, 2004, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Not in in my day they didn't, Conan.

    by Bill Maher

    The ones we saw didn't have A/C. Of course they still had the 105mm gun, too. I stand corrected -or updated.

  • March 12, 2004, 11:54 p.m. CST

    ScreenplayWANKER is more like it.

    by Bill Maher

    You wantched a movie and YELLED at the screen? BULLSHIT! You loved every minute, you dumb, lying twat! When people see something on TV they don't like, they change the channel or turn it off -with the exception of sports. And your other points are just fucking stupid. Who says Chewie recognizes Ben? They probably met for the first time on Tattooine. In A New Hope, they already explain that Vader and the Empire killed off the Jedi. There's no need to show it any more than they need to show the Emperor disbanding the Senate. As for the droids: Anakin/ Vader has no contact with R2-D2 in the old movies. In all of the movies, there are MANY droids just like C-3PO, only with slightly different voices and paintjobs. Do you spend a lot of time thinking about a car that was just like the one you had twenty years ago? No. Lucas needs "more broader" advice from a screenplayWANKER like Stephen Hawking needs a pogo stick. Fuck off.

  • March 13, 2004, 12:34 a.m. CST

    you know what URKS me?

    by nushustu

    The fact that Harold can have a site this successful, and yet apparently reads and writes on par with a fourth grader. I mean, Christ, hit that fucking spell-check button, man!

  • March 13, 2004, 1:25 a.m. CST

    You know what urks me??

    by Bubnalitik

    Dick_Hertz urks me. If you have something constructive to say, say it. Otherwise shut the fuck up. Personally, we can deal with your smart-arse comments in the spirit of keeping solid debate alive, but your personal attacks on the others are offensive, jerkwad loser. *Sigh* unfortunately this flame is something that I have to lower myself to do in order to get my point across to you, you dumb fuckhead. Lay off on the personal attacks and you might make some friends, some real friends. So cockhead, cock hurtz or whatever your name is, why don't you take some of your own advice and fuck off for a little while? What was that? you're flaming me right now?!? Oh No! Oh don't! Oh, you're a dumb cunt. No so nice is it? :)

  • March 13, 2004, 1:59 a.m. CST


    by Billuism

    If I belittle everyone that has a different perspective then mine with alot of well constructed foul language and name calling, does it make my point any more true? It seems like everyone does it in order to show how superior they are over everyone else, yet they're doing nothing more then doing the same thing as everyone one else is doing. hmmm.....

  • March 13, 2004, 2 a.m. CST

    o yeah

    by Billuism

    When is the next Jedi Council? I always liked reading those.

  • March 13, 2004, 8:10 a.m. CST

    The Prequels are irrelevant.

    by one9deuce

    A trilogy should be one simple question that is answered by the end of the third film. Star Wars Trilogy: Will the Rebellion be succesful against the Empire? The Lord Of The Rings: Will the One Ring be destroyed? All other plot threads are in service to this main story thread. The Prequel Trilogy is all over the place. There is no real story holding it together. What is with having Chewbacca in Episode 3? How much more clear can it be in Star Wars that Obi-Wan and Luke are looking for a ship to take them to Alderann, and that they might find one in the Cantina? Not any specific ship, just a ship. They then negotiate with Han and Chewie, and pay them ALL the money they have with the promise of more when they reach Alderann. In the Death Star control room after Obi-Wan leaves Chewbacca growls something and Han says "Boy, you said it Chewie. Where did you dig up that old fossil?" Chewie is also hostile towards Luke, because he has NO idea who he is. Now in Episode 3(supposedly) he fights along side Obi-Wan, and helps protect Luke? Good lord these prequels suck!

  • March 13, 2004, 8:27 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is up with these names?

    by devil0509

    General Grevious? Count Dooku? Darth Sidious? Darth Maul? Lucas is coming up with the stupidest names for his villians. In case you didn't get that this was a bad guy, here's the name to prove it. Just part of the generalized stupidity that infected the Star Wars franchise in Return of the Jedi, and has now left the franchise floridly septic and on life support.

  • March 13, 2004, 11:25 a.m. CST

    good point

    by Billuism

    good point one9deuce, that there isn't a real "goal" in the new trilogy. Never really thought about that, but I think that might be one of the main things missing. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the prequels, but if there was something they were reaching for, something they were trying to achieve rather then just events unfolding, I think it would make for a much better movie. As far as the names go, Star Wars has ALWAYS had weird names, lol. It's part of Star Wars. Really, how much better is Darth Vader to Darth Maul, or Han Solo to Qoi Gon Jin? The names just start to become more familiar overtime.

  • March 13, 2004, 11:47 a.m. CST

    the point of the prequels is THE DUEL

    by Tall_Boy

    as Mori said in the JC's once. Its not a happy note, like LOTR destroying the one ring or Rebels blowing up the Death Star. Its a completely dark note where everyone dies and Anakin fries. That's why I love the prequels, because they're inherently one big fuckin downer. Anakin as a cute 9 year old "Yippie!!" boy who grows up to be the most evil motherfucker force-choking, arm hacking badass in the galaxy? I friggin love how twisted it is. And in the end, that's what the prequels are for - to just really fuck with you. Its a tragedy played over three movies that gets progressively worse and I love it.

  • March 13, 2004, 12:56 p.m. CST

    It's writer not wanker and if you want to threaten me do it Amer

    by screenplaywriter

    I mean really who says "wanker" anymore except John Cleese and every other pissed off Brit? I mean come on and second if you paid attention and watch the poor display of acting from Hayden and Jake you would agree with me. Also, you do have a point about every C-3P0 model and how they look alike, but sound differently, but I think Anakin will want to have some of his memories erased, or just want to forget things, even though he knows the droids, but does not admit it and hey you're probably right about Chewie not recognizing Obi later, because due to the age difference, and everything I think it would be hard to recognize someone if they went from looking like Ewan McGregor to Alec Guiness too. But anywho...all I can say is for this last film George better tie loose ends, don't go "THE MATRIX" route and end it with fights, explosions, and CGI but without answering questions. I was a little disappointed in how "REVOLUTIONS" ended and don't create more deeper plotholes. Just answer everything. Show Tarkin, show Chewbacca and his homeworld, show a young Ackbar, show Mon Mothma, show Alderran, show Jimmy Smitts kicking ass, have very graphic death scenes, make sure Samuel doesn't go out "like a punk", show the birth scene, make the Anakin vs. Obi duel as long, fast, brutal, violent, and impacting as possible, and finally like before tie the loose ends. If you can do this than thank god for 2005.

  • March 13, 2004, 6:16 p.m. CST

    by TheBuffalo

    So is Lucas telling us that after this kid falls in lava and is badly burnt, his nose is still there? Without even a blister? An oscar for make up for sure!

  • March 13, 2004, 6:17 p.m. CST

    A few things to point out.

    by one9deuce

    screenplaywriter, Obi-Wan Kenobi might look older, but his name is OBI-WAN KENOBI! And he is a jedi wearing the same basic outfit. Unless Chewbacca sustains a head injury or something, it is ludicrous to have those two know each other in Episode 3. Tall_Boy, the story of the prequels is the duel? Whether two characters will have a lightsaber fight? That is not much of a story.

  • March 13, 2004, 8:20 p.m. CST

    You have a good point one9deuce.

    by screenplaywriter

    I dunno maybe Chewie will go on a separate ship with Padme and just Padme. Have Obi-Wan fight with the Jedi to the bitter end, leave the droids into someone else's hands, and that'll explain everything. Who knows really.

  • March 14, 2004, 12:43 a.m. CST

    The point of this Trilogy

    by john*wayne

    As much as I'm not enjoying a lot of what's going on with this franchise, I do believe the whole point of the story is the Birth of Vader. His Creation. And I do think Chewbacca being in this is bad. I don't like at all that Lucas is bringing in as many OT characters as he can. I remember Lucas saying Bobba Fett was a minor through away character, and that he was surprised at the tremendous interest the fan community placed in him, and now that Minor Character has had his entire back story re-worked and re-tooled as a major component of the Star Wars back-story. You fans liked Bobba, so he gave you Jango. Why didn

  • March 14, 2004, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Darth looks like Michael Jackson without makeup

    by Bozo the Clone

    Darth looks like Michael Jackson without makeup. Thrilling.

  • March 14, 2004, 3:30 a.m. CST

    it looks like DAVROS...sort of....

    by silent_light

  • March 14, 2004, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Lucas sucks

    by NifTSawsej

    Lucas has lost it. After creating two great movies he started his decline with Return of the Jedi. Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones had moments of brilliance in a sea of mediocrity if not outright garbage. Yes, the final half hour or so of AOTC was some of the best stuff he did since Empire, despite C-3PO's awful one-liners, but the rest of the movie sucked ass. Lucas is a terrible director who doesn't know how to get a good performance out of an actor. Hayden Christensen is NOT a bad actor, if you think so then I suggest you see a movie called Shattered Glass. There you get to see what kind of performance a good screenplay and competent direction can give. Episode 3 is going to suck as bad as the 1 and 2, with a few decent action sequences thrown in to appease the geeks. Lucas has surrounded himself with yes-men who are afraid to tell him that his screenplays are insipid and his directing talents are better suited for a school play. That is all.

  • March 14, 2004, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Geez you guys take all this much too serously. Just go an watch

    by TheGinger Twit

  • March 14, 2004, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Niftysausage, have you EVER had an original thought? Didn't thin

    by Bill Maher

    The shit your regurgitating was old twenty years ago. If Lucas is such a bad writer and director, why was he nominated TWICE for Oscars for original screenplay and best director? Why do his peers (Coppola, Spielberg and countless others) consider him one of the best ever? Face it, numbnuts, YOU suck!

  • March 14, 2004, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Grievous' voice...

    by REDD

    "Grevious will be voiced by the same dude who does Bender". Yeah, John Di Maggio is doing the voice of Grievous for the final Clone Wars episode, but I haven't read anywhere that he is doing the voice for Episode 3. His inspiration for Bender on "Futurama" was Slim Pickens from "Blazing Saddles" and his friend from college, who would do improvisations of an old man who liked sausage.

  • March 14, 2004, 2:25 p.m. CST

    by NifTSawsej

    Methinks I struck a nerve with Dick Head. Hehe yeah Lucas got nominated for an overrated award, an award that he didn't win, that really must mean he has talent. You're talking about the same Academy that snubbed The Color Purple in favor of The Last Emporer, right? Because we all know if the Academy says it's a better movie, than they are right. As for his peers having so much respect for him, I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that they all were friends and started in the business together, right? This is the problem with Hollywood, when someone has some success they suddenly become above critcism. As long as that mentality remains it will provide a breeding ground for mediocrity. Are you really saying that Episodes 1 and 2 weren't mediocre at best, with flashes of brilliance balanced by flashes of sheer crap? If so then hey you're entitled to your opinion, have at it, but you better believe that I'm entitled to mine as well. So get over yourself, Shit Hurtz, thx.

  • March 14, 2004, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I don't have much hope for this one anymore...

    by R.H. Alexander

    Lucas has way too much to cover in just one movie. There's all the Anakin/Vader shit, the Obi-wan/Anakin shit, the Padme/childbirth all the other little details that most people are forgetting about. The mass Jedi-cide, the deaths of the major Jedi (i.e. Mace), Yoda fleeing to Degobah, etc. Way too much for one movie. I hope for the best...but I'm expecting the worst.

  • March 15, 2004, 1:42 p.m. CST

    Much More Star Wars to Come!!!!!

    by GOLONG717

    Sorry to disappoint the people who want Star Wars to go away. Lucas IS doing the SEQUEL trilogy. 7 8 and 9 will become reality around 2017 ish. Lucas also wants to totally remake the original trilogy (all CG, no actors)which I disagree with least we will have plenty more SW in the near future. Hopefully the Prequesl trilogy will just be looked upon as small scar on the franchise down the road !!!

  • March 15, 2004, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Anakin should come with a side order of fries or something

    by matrix_sux

    Odd pic

  • March 15, 2004, 10:58 p.m. CST

    I like the way the new SW flicks always have a lightsaber gimmic

    by Yossarian

    Oooh, double-sided! OOooh, Puuurple! OOooh, Yoda! OOOooh, 4 lightsabers at once! It's like the razors. Mach 8 will be out in June. It exfoliates.

  • Aug. 6, 2004, 4:10 p.m. CST

    oh yes!!!!

    by jayce76

    let's please flame star wars somemore so we can overhype and indulge in other god-awfull -everone thinks there great - what an echeivement piece of wasting donkey crap films!!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2004, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by jayce76

    look cool i'm in .....what do u think mr. keanu . .w,w,whoa!