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The title for STAR WARS EPISODE III' Heh... I know...

Hey folks, Harry here... Ordinarily I would stay about 30,000 miles away from a rumor about the title of the final Star Wars prequel. How many rumors have there been? A zillion? I've been hearing "RISE OF THE EMPIRE" for a billion years now, but I've always dismissed it because frankly - with the last film having "of the" in the title, I really didn't feel that Lucas would have that in a subsequent title... didn't feel like his style. That being said - when I got this email... with all the blank pieces filled in and when I talked to a friend that knew the person that fills those blanks and works with them - well - this early morning they confirmed this for me. Now... having said that - it is awfully close to April 1st and well that brings out the loons. But I believe this title simply because... well... it sounds like something Lucas would hatch for the final title. Read on, I'll be back afterwards...

Hi Harry,

A lttle nugget of Star Wars info...I work in the animation industry, and I've just had a very interesting conversation with ___________ ___. We were discussing the presentations for the upcoming MIPCOM tradefair which starts at the weekend, and she/he/it was talking about the _____________, and how successful it's been for them...etc...then she/he/it said that Lucasfilm will be announcing the title of Episode 3 early next week, and they were rushing to reprint some artwork with the new title to take to MIP.

She/he/it said the title had been 'Rise of the Empire', but George Lucas recently changed his mind, and it will now be titled 'The Creeping Fear'. She/he/it said this refers to a hooded Death type character who wipes out the Jedi. 

If you do use this, can you be sure to leave out ___________ ___'s name...(I wouldn't want he/her/it to get into trouble!)

Thanks Harry,

Call me Gibby Bunt   

THE CREEPING FEAR... it sounds like a serial chapter title... it has a retrofunk to it and like both the previous names it would be sure to drive fanboys screaming mad about how Lucas is insane and how Fincher should be directing the final part... but... THE CREEPING FEAR is the thing that's gonna bite Anakin on the ass and complete his transformation. THE CREEPING FEAR is what is going to be wiping out the Jedi, making the few survivors genuinely feeling like lucky bastards. This could all be bullshit, but we'll see soon enough if the rest of the email is correct... personally I do have a skeptical side... after all, THE PHANTOM MENACE was unleashed in September... and ATTACK OF THE CLONES was an August thing, almost a full month earlier... this would be quite a bit earlier than expected... Let's see if THE CREEPING FEAR turns out to be more than just geeks' feelings towards the 3rd and final prequel.

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  • March 24, 2004, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by Noisybast

    No it's not.

  • March 24, 2004, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by skoolbus

  • March 24, 2004, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by imageburn13

    sounds hokey

  • March 24, 2004, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by WizardX

    'Attack of the Clones' is classier.

  • March 24, 2004, 10:57 a.m. CST


    by Sgt Howie

    This doesn't sound like anything anyone would want to see. But then this isn't that. So who cares what it's called.

  • March 24, 2004, 10:58 a.m. CST

    The Passion of the Jedi would've been better

    by Shad0wfax

    Good god that's an awful title. I said that about Attack of the Clones though, and I still do!!

  • March 24, 2004, 10:59 a.m. CST

    holy mary

    by Thin Red

    It's quite fitting i feel. The previous two have been absolutely dire, so why not top them off by giving it the worst of the three?? Mind you - it's fitting with the quality of the films too - fuckin pants!! Attack of the Clones has as much "class" as every excretion from my arse.

  • March 24, 2004, 11 a.m. CST

    Hey MalwynOY2k...

    by HungryJoe

    ...nice MetallicA reference!!!!

  • March 24, 2004, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by Clark82

    Holy shit I never thought I'd be a loser to post first and be all pumped about it! That being said, I am trying to remain optimistic about episode 3. I personally thought episode 2 rocked with the exception of the lack of chemistry between Anakin and Padme. Other than that I think we got a lot of what we were waiting for. Episode 2 should have been episode 1 as I still get tingles when thinking about what was wrong with that movie...which I'll admit to seeing 9 times in the theater anyway. What is unsettling for me is I don't know how long episode 3 is going to be. It should at least be a 3 hour movie, but I don't think Lucas would ever do that because it wouldn't appeal to the 9 year old boys he wants to sell toys to. That being said, I think the toy angle is the only reason this General character was created. HE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE!!!

  • March 24, 2004, 11:02 a.m. CST

    "The Creeping Fear" is quite stupid...

    by Uga

    But so were "The Phantom Menace" and "Attack of the Clones," so I have no problem believing it.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:03 a.m. CST

    like all the prequel titles, your inital kneejerk reaction is to

    by Tall_Boy

    and after about 30 seconds, I can get into this. Lucas' titles are wacky, but hey, they've always been.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Who CARES what it's called, let's just hope for one continuous s

    by Mister McClane

    Let's face it, that's what we all want to see, a ten-minute battle between Obi and Anakin. Continuous. Not intercut up with CG battles. Please George! Aw, who am I kidding. He doesn't listen to us - why should he. If they were my films, I wouldn't listen to others either. Except concerning Jar Jar. Now if he called it 'The Passion of the Christ starring Jar Jar Binks', box-office records would fall!

  • March 24, 2004, 11:05 a.m. CST

    The Coconut Pete Fear

    by Ra Ra Rasputin

    Sounds alright to me but then who am i Nobody thank christ. Bring on the box se t DVDs.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Attack of the 50 Foot Creeping Menace

    by ScreamingPenis

    The Crawling Hand, The Creeping Fear...these are titles out of the MST3K DVD collection.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:06 a.m. CST

    The creaking brain

    by Sprigga G

    The only creeping fear for me is that once this new trilogy is finished you could cut & combine them to make an average 2 hour movie. George Lucas needs to unplug his computers and allow his actors to perform in real environments like the original trilogy.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:07 a.m. CST

    I love all the titles--but this one is redundant of "Phantom Men

    by PBJ Street Gang

    Kudos for staying real to his pulp vision. I love this Saturday afternoon vernacular--but Creeping Fear doesn't sound penultimate enough for the end of this trilogy. I liked Harry's suggestion a few months back. "The Lava Pit". Now THAT would have been awesome.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:08 a.m. CST

    While you were Creeping

    by Sprigga G

    Let's face it, Lucas would have to be pretty lame to screw this one let's give him credit for trying.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Heres the actual new title

    by Clark82

    Star Wars Episode III: Quit Your Bitching and Give Me Your $8.50 Because I Know You Will Come See My Movie and Make Me Even Richer No Matter What I Call This Thing or How Many Loose Ends I Don't Put Together, You Ass Wipes... Man that Lucas guy is an ass hole!

  • March 24, 2004, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Oooh Harsh Words

    by Ra Ra Rasputin

    Are you sat on a drawing pin.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I like 'Creeping with the Enemy' better...

    by Sprigga G

    When's the bloody trailer out, that's what I'd like to know.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I like it

    by flipster

    it definitely goes darker than past titles, so maybe Lucas will seriously make this a great dark film. Here's hoping...

  • March 24, 2004, 11:13 a.m. CST

    you know what these movies are really called...

    by Sled-Head

    Star Wars. End of story.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:13 a.m. CST

    I have absolutely no reason to believe this, so I won't

    by IndustryKiller

    It sounds stupid to be something from teh mind of Lucas but other than that I can't think of any reason to buy into this. When it's just some random guy who claims to work in the "animation industry" how can I take it seriously? It's very early so I guess only time will tell.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:14 a.m. CST

    HAhaha Clark82...

    by IAmJacksUserID

    I bet you woke up early, had a hearty breakfast, showered the first time in weeks, and dressed in something other than LOTR apparel for the opportunity to post FIRST on an AICN talkback. But your dreams have been shattered, your hopes dashed! You have been beaten! And now that sword of the Narsil that hangs on your wall looks like a nice way to ease the pain of defeat forever. Oh yeah, THE CREEPING FEAR sounds FUCKING RETARDED! Why not name it, STAR WARS EPISODE III: THE RAPING of the CHILDHOOD.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:14 a.m. CST

    "Origianl" Trilogy

    by Clark82

    I simply can't wait to see all the new footage in the DVDs. I am so very excited. Very very excited...wait no...those changes Lucas wants to make are the real Creeping Fears...CREEPLESS IN SEATTLE?????????

  • March 24, 2004, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Can't be, here's why:

    by Scorpio

    Neither nor are registered. No way Lucasfilm marketing would settle on a name if the domain was already taken.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:16 a.m. CST

    NONE of the other titles have leaked

    by Mister McClane

    Even though this is such a lame subject to even talk about, I'm gonna add this. Neither of the previous films titles were 'leaked', or even thought of, before Lucas officially announced them. So I seriously doubt this will pan out. I actually don't think he tells ANYONE the title until he's ready for the public to know. Off the subject though, I spoke to someone working on the AVP film effects, and they mentioned a stake being thrust up into an Alien's mouth, thus meaning it can't 'bite'. Also said there's a scene where 100's of Aliens are swarming towards the temple where the humans are. The person said it all looked exciting. Personally, we KNOW it's going to blow, right?

  • March 24, 2004, 11:16 a.m. CST

    This isn't the title

    by kafka07

    I know this will not be the title. It sounds too much like The Phantom Menace, but just using different words. Personally I think 'Icon of Evil' should be III's title. Anyway who cares, they messed up this whole saga.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:20 a.m. CST

    'The Creeping Fear'. HAHAHAAHAHAHAA

    by Spacesheik

    HAHAHAAHA. THE CREEPING FEAR....A William Castle production...LOL

  • March 24, 2004, 11:21 a.m. CST

    It's already been reviewed!

    by Derek Denton

    I've seen the new movie: the true title will be "The Writhe of the Sith" and has been reviewed at the following link: I'm afraid of the DVD set. Wish there were some way to take my VHS copies of IV-VI and dub them to VHS. Copy protection gets in the way. I'm reluctant to let "Greedo shoots first" and the Jabba's palace musical number in my home.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Ra Ra Rasputin IS NOBODY, WHO ARE YOU?



  • March 24, 2004, 11:23 a.m. CST

    OUCH! that was actually rather witty IamJack'suser ID

    by Clark82

    I really don't think all this complaining is going to get us anywhere. Lucas won't change anything. He's not WB and he won't fire Brett Ratner or decide not to go with JJ Abrams terrible script. The problem is Lucas himself and he's not going to fire himself...

  • March 24, 2004, 11:23 a.m. CST

    I like it when....

    by Yossarian

    some schmoe writes in and tells us all kinds of things in an authoritative manner and yet can't use "to" and "too" properly.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Episode III, Havana Nights?

    by hector

    Episode III, Havana Nights wherein Anakin Skywalker is forced into a dance competition with his mentor Obi Wan Kenobe. Distraught with his defeat Skywalker falls asleep in the jaccuzi and his skin is burned beyond recognition. Cameo by Pat Swayze.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:24 a.m. CST

    The Creeping Kid

    by Fernwick_

    Oh, it a creeping kid, for my film, " The creeping kid". Anyone else remember that Eddie Izzard bit? Now i cant see this movie without thinking of this. Fernwick

  • March 24, 2004, 11:25 a.m. CST

    my only hope...

    by Clark82

    Is that there is another 50's style diner in ep. 3. wow I love the americana in a galaxy far far away...ridiculous

  • March 24, 2004, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Since no one else's said it....

    by zer0cool2k2

    I think Episode III should be called "LightsaberMania XX" with Hulk Hogan as the young Luke Skywalker. "Your not my father, Brother". .................... Actually, I bet there's a former Jedi turned Sith named "Kri' Pang Fehr" that wipes out the Jedi.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Um, animation...Clone Wars is animated...Cartoon Network...Nah,

    by Sardonicus

    Entertain the thought for a little while. What's one of the first things Yoda sees in Anakin back in The Phantom Menace? I'm more inclined to believe a title like The Creeping Fear than Rise of the Empire, a predictable fanboy wet dream of a Star Wars title if there ever was one. Fear is what will kill the Jedi. Lucas has intimated as much in the past when discussing the prequels.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:27 a.m. CST

    I call for Lucas's head...Who's with me?!

    by mwhelan67

    It sounds like a bad B-grade horror movie title!

  • March 24, 2004, 11:27 a.m. CST

    My fears on Gen. Grievous

    by ety3

    So the General is the one who starts wiping out the Jedi? What happened to Anakin/Darth Vader wiping them out and becoming the most feared being in the galaxy? I hope Lucas isn't watering down Anakin. When Vader walks onto the Tantive IV in "A New Hope," we're supposed to feel the fear. If in Ep. III Anakin doesn't do anything but fall into the lava, we won't feel it.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Yes, but

    by Olsen Twins_Fan

    will it have BLACK LIGHTSABERS?

  • March 24, 2004, 11:29 a.m. CST

    chthulhu vs anakin

    by olias1

    the creeping fear sounds like some kind of hp lovecraft thing i hope some kind of eldritch fish creature eats yoda!!!

  • March 24, 2004, 11:38 a.m. CST

    I already have a Creeping Felling.

    by Tubba-guts

    Actually, it ain't a feelin' at all, I know this ones gunna blow sheep chunks just like that Attack of Them Clones did. Dam, I hope the acting is at least a little better this time around. That's all right, you die hard fan boys are gunna suck it down and proclaim it to be the best thing there ever was no matter how shitty it is. Pathetic.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Well I think it sucks as a title, so it's probably real

    by Drath

    I know I ain't saying anything new, but I'm sick of the so-bad-they're-almost-good-except-not-really prequel titles. They suck, and not in a 'gee, Empire Strikes Back is such a wierd/lame title if you think about it' kind of way either. They just don't work for me, too much into the cheese of the old serials rather than into the action, drama, and romance that made them actually cool even after you grew up. The Creeping Fear sounds exactly like the kind of dumb-even-for-a-B-movie Z-grade shite title Lucas would use too.

  • March 24, 2004, 12:03 p.m. CST

    That is actually worse than "Dude, Where's my Lightsaber?"

    by The Paladin

    That is actually worse than "Dude, Where's my Lightsaber?" The creeping fear. I could actually see Lucas calling it that. I have to admit, I sort of like "The Passions of the Jedi" too. While watching the passions I secretly wanted to see some Jedi fall from the sky and start kicking some Roman ass. lol

  • March 24, 2004, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Creeping Fear

    by mrbuckles

    I used to have The Creeping Fear, but my doctor prescribed penicillin and now it's been cleared up.

  • March 24, 2004, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Hey, remember when the Millenium Falcon was in Ep. I?

    by rev_skarekroe

    Or where Darth Maul looked like Spikor from He-Man? Or Christopher Walken's performance in Ep. II? No? Well that's because those things never happened. This site reported all of them as news, though. sk

  • March 24, 2004, 1:06 p.m. CST

    best movie title ever

    by qwijybo

    episode III: the star wars kid strikes back at the fanboys. LOL

  • THE PHANTOM MENACE? Crappy. ATTACK OF THE CLONES? Crappy. A NEW HOPE? Crappy. THE CREEPING FEAR? Also quite crappy, so yes, I can see George using it. Me, I'd like to call it DARKNESS RISING or THE AGE OF SHADOWS, but then again, what do I know? As long George doesn't call it THE EMPEROR'S DARK GROOVE or DUDE, WHERE'S MY JAR JAR?, I'll be content...

  • March 24, 2004, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Return of the crap

    by jbum

    The crap strikes back. A new crap. More crap. Jedi crap, electric boogaloo.

  • March 24, 2004, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Ugh! Should be "The Creeping DOOM!"

    by Agent23

    If this is the title it sounds awful... and I liked "The Phantom Menace" as a title. However "The Creeping Fear" sounds too similar to TPM. If anything, the title should be "The Creeping Doom" since this is supposedly the final Star Wars film I think

  • March 24, 2004, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Time for Scorn

    by Darth Sticky

    Lucas should go back and retitle the first prequel "the Creeping Fear." It would better indicate to star wars fans everywhere that what they were in for for the next 3 star wars flicks were absolute terrifying bastardizations of the original movies they've come to know, love, worship, and respect. I don't care if Lucas Called it Luke and Leia's Bogus Journey or Star Wars 3: Electric Boogaloo 2: The Revenge of Booogaloo Shrimp or Star Wars: The Rise of the Fucking Darkness (theme "I believe in a thing called love"), this movie will probably suck and fuck the franchise rep some more. I'm fully expecting Star Wars masturbators to denounce me and call me a fucking prick who doesn't know anything, so bring it on, because I for one don't need to hang on every last shitty creation Lucas has up his filthy little sleeves in order to keep on living. I'd much rather watch John Waters films for the rest of my life than succumb to the Star Wars prequel cronyism. These movies suck. Period. Thanks for episodes 4 - 6 Georgie boy... just for god's sake, RELEASE THE ORIGINAL ONES ON DVD AND FORGET ABOUT YOUR SHITTY UPDATED ONES. Get over yourself and quit milking the mindless.

  • March 24, 2004, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Time for Scorn

    by Darth Sticky

    Lucas should go back and retitle the first prequel "the Creeping Fear." It would better indicate to star wars fans everywhere that what they were in for for the next 3 star wars flicks were absolute terrifying bastardizations of the original movies they've come to know, love, worship, and respect. I don't care if Lucas Called it Luke and Leia's Bogus Journey or Star Wars 3: Electric Boogaloo 2: The Revenge of Booogaloo Shrimp or Star Wars: The Rise of the Fucking Darkness (theme "I believe in a thing called love"), this movie will probably suck and fuck the franchise rep some more. I'm fully expecting Star Wars masturbators to denounce me and call me a fucking prick who doesn't know anything, so bring it on, because I for one don't need to hang on every last shitty creation Lucas has up his filthy little sleeves in order to keep on living. I'd much rather watch John Waters films for the rest of my life than succumb to the Star Wars prequel cronyism. These movies suck. Period. Thanks for episodes 4 - 6 Georgie boy... just for god's sake, RELEASE THE ORIGINAL ONES ON DVD AND FORGET ABOUT YOUR SHITTY UPDATED ONES. Get over yourself and quit milking the mindless.

  • March 24, 2004, 3:43 p.m. CST

    by MattyBoomStar

  • March 24, 2004, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I feel a my bowels

    by Bong

    Now thats a creeping fear hehe

  • March 24, 2004, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Episode 3: The Jeeping Creeping Fear

    by SexyBeast

    every 23 years, the SWG saga ends.

  • March 24, 2004, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Shoot, I was hoping for "Eternal Darkness Of The Spotless Galaxy

    by Trav McGee

    ...Either that or "The Jedikillers" with Tom Hanks as the Emperor. "Senatuh, you ah addressin' a man who is Jedi. And yet, NAWT Jedi..."

  • March 24, 2004, 4:01 p.m. CST


    by blondeman

    Lucas changed the title from RISE OF THE EMPIRE to CREEPING FEAR......uh huh, sure. Rise of the Empire is a friggin fan was never that. And it is WAAAAY to early for Lucas to be announcing the title, this guy says it will be in the next couple of weeks...wrong sorry. The title should come out like at the end of this summer...that would keep it consistant with Episode 1 and 2...I don't think Lucas is changing his schedules anytime soon. Good job harry you made someon's april fool's joke kick ass. Go search the webboards of the net, a bunch of people are laughing at you right now.

  • March 24, 2004, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Sounds like B-horror movie making at its best....

    by Huevo

  • March 24, 2004, 4:07 p.m. CST


    by polgara04

    Wow... "The Creeping Fear"... sounds pretty damn fake to me, and ordinarily I would rejoice, if I didn't know that George Lucas will just come up with something even more fucked up and idiotic... This movie is gonna blow, inevitably, just like the last 2 have... Sometimes I wonder what I did to make George Lucas hate me so much...

  • March 24, 2004, 4:36 p.m. CST

    protest idea

    by corkytupperbub

    my girlfriend just said that when we go and see this movie, if it really is titled "the creeping fear" or something to that effect, she will yank her pants to her ankles and piss all over the floor in protest. she's right about this one...

  • March 24, 2004, 5:06 p.m. CST

    I think I speak for everyone when I say the film should be title

    by JethroBodine

    Makes sense to me to name it that. Responses?

  • March 24, 2004, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I think I speak for everyone when I say the film should be title

    by JethroBodine

    Makes sense to me to name it that. Responses?

  • March 24, 2004, 5:10 p.m. CST

    I think I speak for everyone when I say the film should be title

    by JethroBodine

    Any responses?

  • March 24, 2004, 5:30 p.m. CST

    It's the Simpsons, stupid

    by columnboy260

    The latest Simpsons episode had a hilarious (though curiously dated) parody of Episode One called "Cosmic Wars: The Creeping Fear." Harry is punk'n us.

  • March 24, 2004, 5:37 p.m. CST


    by THXER

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    by THXER

  • March 24, 2004, 5:56 p.m. CST

    My Episode III Title

    by Playhouse

    I agree that 'The Creeping Fear' sounds too much like 'The Phantom Menace'. Not that that would stop ol' George from using it. I don't think it's a horrible title, per se. But it's not engaging enough. My own personal pick for a title: STAR WARS: EPISODE III - THE FLAMES OF FATE. It's a chapter title straight out of the old serials, and it works for the story.

  • March 24, 2004, 5:56 p.m. CST

    I think I speak for everyone when I say "WHO GIVES A FUCK WHAT Y

    by Tall_Boy


  • March 24, 2004, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Episode III: The Crawling Shadow

    by jalora

    You heard it here first.

  • March 24, 2004, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Jim Carrey

    by Elwin

    Hey peoples I think Jim has the best title for Episode 3 : Episode 3 "Einhorn is Finkle & Anakin is Vader"

  • March 24, 2004, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? in "Never Get Near the Creeping Fear"

    by Terry_1978

    Whoever said that sounded like an old SD episode wasn't lying.

  • March 24, 2004, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Episode III - Jabba Takes a Dump and Eats Another Frog.....

    by Mel Garga

    Look on the bright side - at least we know that Mace Windu is going to eat it.

  • March 24, 2004, 6:13 p.m. CST

    LUCAS you GLORIUS bastard, GO MAN,GO!!!

    by gunnarcannibal

    This guy is living the dream, he built his own empire and is pretty much in control of everything in terms of special effects and sound and so one can touch him and he can do whatever the fuck he wants. He has complete control over everything he does he earned the right and there is no one who can do anything about it! I admire his genius and insanity, it is just completely exciting and mind shattering, how dull life would be without George Lucas, I love that glorious bastard! I mean fucking shit, I have no idea what is going on with him, I was scared at first but now I think we are on the same page, because I have lost my mind! but in all honesty I have nothing but respect, love and bitter confusion towards the dude, and I loved The Phantom Menace! I hated the "rolling in the meadows" and the "I love you trully deeply blah blah" shit of Attack of the Clones but the last 20 minutes or so were bliss...I hate "Greedo shoots first" and "things walking in front of camera" ...but what the fuck! Go George, just go man, you rule! This movie can't suck in anyway.

  • March 24, 2004, 6:24 p.m. CST


    by Ivan_Mtl

    I have no problem with George Lucas calling episode III "The Creeping Fear" because it is, after all, his story and he can call it whatever he likes. It's no secret that Star Wars was originally conceived as an hommage to the great sci-fi movie serials of the past, and this title brings to mind the classic "THE PHANTOM CREEPS" starring Bela Lugosi (which also featured strangely familiar sounding chapter titles such as "The Menacing Power", "Invisible Terror" and "Phantom Footprints"). Whatever the case, what is in a title anyway? All of you who are bitching about it will, no doubt, be the first in line when the film opens in a galaxy near you.

  • March 24, 2004, 6:25 p.m. CST

    The Creeping Fear

    by zacdilone

    How about "The Creeping Eye?"

  • March 24, 2004, 6:33 p.m. CST

    That's what I would have called it. I've been fearing this film

    by Darksider

    Fuck. I was hoping he would at least do the title justice with Rise of the Empire or maybe Fall of the Jedi. "His failure is now complete."

  • March 24, 2004, 6:44 p.m. CST

    The Truth!!!

    by millermeusa

    You heard it here first!! it has been confirmed, the real title will be Star Wars Episode 3 "The Return of Short Round!"

  • March 24, 2004, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Episode III: The Creeping Shorts

    by NiceMarmot

    or "Star Wars Episode III: The Empire Needs More Dough"

  • March 24, 2004, 6:52 p.m. CST

    This should be the real title?

    by Phantomzone


  • March 24, 2004, 7 p.m. CST

    You know what the title should be.........?

    by AussieFan-07

    I've lost track of the number of times I've seen titles like "Rise of the Empire" and "Fall of the Jedi." I have no doubt that these titles sound cool as stand alone pictures, but they just won't work as part in the grander scheme. As if Ol

  • March 24, 2004, 7 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Cool

    The title for Episode III is: THE RISE OF DARTH VADER. I know for a fact. Enjoy!

  • March 24, 2004, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Wow, looks like I'm in a minority of a minority of a minority...

    by Blacklist

    But... I kinda like that title. I've always predicted something like 'Revenge of the Sith' or whatever. You know what though, at least this might signal that episode 3 might be different than the two prequels so far, not that it'll match the original trilogy. Let's be reasonable here, no current Star Wars movie will ever meet that lofty goal. Over it yet? Ok, the best thing that could happen, which is why I'm fond of the title 'The Creeping Fear,' is George gives us something completely removed from what we've come to expect from I and II. Shake things up a bit, I mean, you already know lots of people die in this one. Which would you prefer, another poorly acted hum-drum prequel or a poorly acted chaotic, violent, borderline slasher melodrama set in the Star Wars universe. The Creeping Fear! Come on!

  • March 24, 2004, 7:17 p.m. CST

    the actual episode 3 title is going to be

    by Dolmes

    Star Wars Episode III That Thing That You Do

  • March 24, 2004, 7:22 p.m. CST

    The Freaking Peer

    by pandamaster83

    The Sleeping Queer. The Peeking Beer... The Reeking Rear... Wish I was born when they announced "The Empire Strikes Back". That's like the equivalent of "Episode III: Obi-wan and Anikan Have a Fight." but no one seems to register the lieral meanings of the titles after a while: they just roll off the tongue and you know what the person means. I mean "The Empire Strikes Back"... C'Mon! The Sheeping shear... The Leaping Deer... the Creaking Gear... the Greeks-Host-This-Year

  • March 24, 2004, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Fear and Creeping In Mos Eisley

    by ManosTHOF

    There's no harm done. I always test the transmission that way. The rear end. For stress factors.

  • March 24, 2004, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Episode III: 10 Pounds of Pretentious Shit in a 5-P

    by waynesworld

  • March 24, 2004, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by screenplaywriter

    I mean yeah sure it has a ring to it when you're thinking of a John Carpenter, or Wes Craven, or some B-horror movie film name, but come on! I was expecting something glorious, something invisionary, something less of a longshot and more of a winner! Sure, when first hearing "THE PHANTOM MENACE" it made no sense, until you realized that the movie was true to the title. The Sith have been hiding for years, waiting for their proud, triumphant moment to strike like a prowling tiger in the night. Then, "ATTACK OF THE CLONES" came along and you thought wow sounds very B-horror movieish again, but in truth it followed the story nicely and made sense once again, but this title is pure idiocy. Come on "RISE OF THE SITH", " FALL OF THE REPUBLIC", "RETURN OF THE SITH", "VADER'S TALE", "HOPE IS LOST", "A GALAXY'S END" these are more suitable titles. I mean come George. I respect you and your work, but this title is bigger pile of dump than what Fat Bastard shits up in "AUSTIN POWERS: GOLDMEMBER".

  • March 24, 2004, 7:27 p.m. CST

    But you don't actually see what Fat Bastard Shits up

    by pandamaster83

    "On top of Spagheeeeetttyyyyy"

  • March 24, 2004, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Episode III: The Steaming Turd

    by PlantBoy!

    Man, I can't wait 'til they release the SE of THX1138 to IMAX theaters! :|

  • March 24, 2004, 7:29 p.m. CST

    If this is true...

    by Darth Melkor

    Then it's official. All three titles have made me go "What the hell?" when I heard them. But, the first two grew on me, so I'm sure this one will too.

  • March 24, 2004, 7:29 p.m. CST

    by darthsilly

    I can't believe there are people shouting their little mouths off about GL when he hasn't even said its called The Creeping Fear or confirmed it. It pisses me off about prequel bashers when they know nothing they should say nothing.

  • March 24, 2004, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by pandamaster83

    There's my point illustrated again. Just stand out of this circle of jargon for a while. "Prequel Bashers"?? Haha: sounds like a creature from the SW universe. Episode 3: Attack of the Prequelbashers. Another thing: this trilogy is the focus of Vader. So why do the other characters HAVE to call him Ani while he's trying to look cool and borderline evil? Is it so hard?

  • March 24, 2004, 7:36 p.m. CST

    So hard to call him ANAKIN I mean

    by pandamaster83

    THAAAA, sun'll-come-ooout... Tomorrow...

  • March 24, 2004, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Star Wars-Episode III : We Needs Us Some Hobbits


    No shit. George called me himself to tell me that he's changed his mind about using the Wookies. Now the battle over the Galaxy will take place in The Shire, with Hobbits jumping around throwing rocks and stealing speeders. It's going to be the cutest movie ever.

  • March 24, 2004, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Rise of the Gay Lords

    by Olsen Twins_Fan

    That's the new title of this talkback.

  • March 24, 2004, 7:42 p.m. CST

    It doesn't matter really. This series was in the tank ever sinc

    by Darksider

    Return of the Jedi would have been one of the greatest films ever but half of the damn story revolved around midgets in furry suits. They even got their own spin-off movie The Battle of Endor or something. Christ, Boba Fett didn't get a spin-off film. Instead of becoming a modern mythology of good vs. evil, father vs. son, freedom vs. oppression, sin vs. redemption it became lost in camp furry little animal people and lost the whole effect. Ever since, the "Ewok" device has become a staple of the Star Wars films emphasising that effects and gimicks tack precedence over actual storytelling. Before the prequels George said many times that special effects should help tell a story and not control the story. Well it doesn't work that way now. Hell, the damn titles are probably randomly generated from a program at Lucasfilm that uses old serial movie titles. A computer is probably involved in every step of their movie making process. I'm just going to accept it for what it has become, eye candy, and drop my 8 bones on it for the same reason I have seen Episodes 1 and 2. The Lightsaber is the most beautiful thing that I have seen on the silver screen.

  • March 24, 2004, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Simpsons Title is actually : Cosmic Wars: The Gathering Shadow.

    by Nickdude77

    Creeping Fear?... This is so dumb. if you anagram the letters in The Creeping Fear, you get: Pretence Fire Hag. I mean WHAT THE HELL? I feel like I'm losing IQ point just reading the title. Oh, and for those guys who were making empty threats: "ELECTRIC BOOGABOO" and Wicket W. Warrick as played by Hulk Hogan: "Nub-Nub... Brother!"

  • March 24, 2004, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I like the Hobbits Idea...

    by Nickdude77

    Star Wars III: Scouring of the Shire

  • March 24, 2004, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Wow, I bet Rob Zombie is gonna kick himself for not using that t

    by Crackula

  • March 24, 2004, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Star Wars: Episode III - Rise of the Machines

    by dalis

  • March 24, 2004, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Scorpio is right. The Creeping Fear is not the new title and he

    by islander

    The domain names and were for the taking as of today. Now that the word has gotten out they were registerd at 5:10 pm EST TODAY! I am sure that Lucas and company would have done it first. So there is the proof you need. I can not believe that Harry did not check this out first

  • March 24, 2004, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Possible Title for Episode III

    by Stevie Boy

    OK, this is my theory, we all know how Lucas likes to re-use ideas so... the titles of the two previous Episodes are basically re-workings of titles of Young Indiana Jones episodes; The Phantom Menace comes from The Phantom Train of Doom and Attack of the Clones comes from Attack of the Hawkmen. A quick look at other titles from the Young Indiana Jones comes up with the perfect title, The Mask of Evil! Well, it's a fuck sight better than The Creeping Fear.

  • March 24, 2004, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Instead, How about:

    by Kid Z

    Star Wars: Thank the MidiChlorians These Lame Prequels are Finally Finished... a little long maybe, but it accurately sums up the feelings of everyone except the most pathetic geeks.

  • March 24, 2004, 8:17 p.m. CST


    by JohnnyOats

    Ron Howard is gonna cameo at the VERY end of Batman Begins. Nolan wants to stick with the all star cast he's bringing together. REMEMBER: YOU READ IT ON AICN FIRST!

  • March 24, 2004, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by JohnnyOats

    As Robin

  • March 24, 2004, 8:33 p.m. CST


    by victor laszlo

    Its the only acceptable title. Think of how it resonates with ROTJ. 'Rise of the Empire' is lame. 'Revenge of the Sith' is lamer. 'The Creeping Fear' is a joke.

  • March 24, 2004, 8:33 p.m. CST


    by victor laszlo

  • March 24, 2004, 8:38 p.m. CST


    by victor laszlo

    But nevermind that---he may as well just call it ANAKINS BAD DAY

  • March 24, 2004, 8:40 p.m. CST

    re: Phantom Zone

    by williammunny

    I just want to say that you are right. Alec Guinness is one of, if not the, gretest actors ever, and it would be nice if Lucas wrapped up with a nod to the one true Obi-Wan (note I am not saying the Ewan McGregor isn't good, but nobody is as good as Guinness). But he won't because Lucas is a meglo-maniac. He lacks the class of people like Guinness, they are just fodder to him.

  • March 24, 2004, 8:53 p.m. CST

    This title will have to be something that describes how fucked u

    by Terry_1978

    Something along the lines of darkness or shadow, though they already have shadows of the can't be THAT damn hard to think of something.

  • March 24, 2004, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Sounds VERY Creepy!

    by Pi-Rate

    With a title like "The Creeping Terror", I'll expect to see Joel/Mike and the bots in shadowrama on the bottom of the screen for THIS flick. And I swear, if Anakin picks up baby boy and says "Luke, I am your Father" - I'm running to the ticket booth for my money back.

  • March 24, 2004, 9 p.m. CST

    'The Creeping Fear' anagram --- ENTER CHEAP GRIEF

    by xhorbius


  • March 24, 2004, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Face it, we won't know EPIII's title until Lucas tells us.

    by Insane Tiki

    It's not anything like FALL OF THE JEDI or RISE OF THE EMPIRE... and I doubt it's THE CREEPING FEAR. Possible, sure, but I'm not saying anything about it until the title's official. Speculation is pointless... it's a freakin' movie title for Christ's sake. Who cares?

  • March 24, 2004, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Wow. Lucas fucked up yet another title.....

    by Red Raider

    Who would've thought senility would overcome Lucas before age 60...

  • March 24, 2004, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by el zar

    I dunno. The creeping fear? Lucas needs to do more name studies.

  • March 24, 2004, 9:20 p.m. CST

    I understand that sudden shock.... but... if it's true, then tru

    by TheGinger Twit

    Phantom menace is 80% bad though.

  • March 24, 2004, 9:21 p.m. CST


    by TheJon

    Part of me likes the title. IF it had been for Episode II. I still HATE the title "Attack of the Clones". Horrible title. Anyway... "The Creeping Fear" sounds slow and menacing. Episode III it seems is going to be anything but that! WTF

  • March 24, 2004, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I still say INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS would be a more appropriate

    by StoneMonkey

    Anakin is an instrument of Palpatine. Grievous is someone elses instrument as is Dooku. Anakin turns to the dark side, Palpatine's dark secret is revealed. It makes sense.

  • March 24, 2004, 9:45 p.m. CST

    If you're going to speculate on titles remember to keep the them

    by Darksider

  • March 24, 2004, 9:52 p.m. CST

    ANOTHER AICN EXCLUSIVE!!!! See the new Batsuit here

    by double_07 No kidding I love it!!

  • March 24, 2004, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Star Wars has been a smoking ruin since Jedi.

    by Flexfill

    Looking back at everything that has happened since Empire, I have to wonder... could things have gone any worse? You know what's really sad? That wookie ending that was supposed to happen in Jedi has apparently now been tacked onto this next steaming load. I never thought that something I loved so much would become something I consider completely rancid and vile. It happened with my first wife too, though, so I guess that's par for the course.

  • March 24, 2004, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Star Wars Episode III: The Lost Jedi

    by RPG

    George Lucas... Take this title and run with it you fool!

  • March 24, 2004, 9:54 p.m. CST

    My Star Wars Underoos Are Creeping Up My Crack

    by Snookeroo

    Now, THAT'S something to fear.

  • March 24, 2004, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Cool

    This is the official title.

  • March 24, 2004, 9:59 p.m. CST

    tom servo would never approve of such a title- instead i say thi

    by atomheartbrother

    the creeping fear sucks. good god, lucas can't possibly go with a title that could just as easily be a movie for mystery science theater 3000. and let's look at it: a new hope / the phantom menace the empire strikes back / attack of the clones return of the jedi / revenge of the sith it's evil, it follows in the established tradition, and frankly it's so dark and patently ominious that it will look real good preceding a new hope on my dvd shelf. just a longtime fan's stoned retardedness....

  • March 24, 2004, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Creeping Death more like it

    by iamarayya

    Die By my Hand(lightsaber) I creep across the land(galaxy) Killing 1st born man(Anikin)

  • March 24, 2004, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Domain Names/WHOIS Search

    by tomokato

    OK. Here we go. www.creeping is owned by Joe's Collectibles of Thousand Oaks and it was purchased today! It expires March of 2005. If you go to the address it can't be accessed. BTW, no listing in Yahoo for a Joe's Collectibles in Thousand Oaks. Next. It is already taken but the WHOIS search says there is no information in the database as to who owns it. Curious. Next. is owned by David Garland of New Gretna, NJ and the site touts a card game of his own creation ala Magic and expires May 9, 2004. Next. is owned by Robert Wolf of Richardson, TX and was purchased on March 18 of this year and expires on March 18 of 2005. When the site is gone to, it is "Coming Soon". So anyway there you go. Nothing concrete one way or the other but the purchase dates and lack of coneectibility are interesting for some of them. tomokato

  • March 24, 2004, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Star Whores Episode 3: The Creeping Fear of Disappearing Audienc

    by gopher

    So, how much is LucasFilm blowing on FX? $100 million or something? And how much on plot/story? $1.98? I REEEEEEEEEAALY hope Neil Cumpsten gives this crapfest a review it deserves.

  • March 24, 2004, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Oh no . . . I think I believe this!!!!!

    by Rollo Tomassi

    It's as bad as the first two titles. He should go back to "The Balance of the Force" - after all, Anakin does restore balance to the force - but not until after becoming Vader.

  • March 24, 2004, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by ElGuapo

  • March 24, 2004, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Creepless In Seattle

    by SWGeekGirl

    Creepless In Seattle; The Attack Of The Space Needle. This is all so ridiculous. The prequels are all a waste of time and money. I couldn't care less what they call it if it lacks quality. Give me the originals any day.

  • March 24, 2004, 10:51 p.m. CST

    IM convo

    by StrongBad8782

    StrongBad8782: "Star Wars Episode III - The Creeping Fear" Philbidw: thats the title? StrongBad8782: yeah Philbidw: ok, I think Lucas has issues, I think he could have done better than "creeping" StrongBad8782: "lurking"?

  • March 24, 2004, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Ergh! You mean Lucas is actually going to call Episode 4 A NEW H

    by TheGinger Twit

    just shuddup the lota you

  • Tasty Taste like a m'fucka, niggah! In STAR WARS EPISODE III: THE CREEPING FEAR OF A BLACK HAT!

  • March 24, 2004, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by Pocus Cadabrah

    What happened to "Revenge of the Sith"?

  • March 24, 2004, 11:11 p.m. CST


    by Daenerys

    w/e man. that's a lame title and you all know it. go watch the new HP3 trailer. it's a much better use of your time.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:16 p.m. CST

    How George SHOULD name this flick...

    by YllabianBitPipe

    Look at the names of the other films, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones ... now you have two titles that start with "The", and two with the words "of the" inbetween. That leaves "A New hope" to find a similar partner. So call this movie "A Dark Empire" and be done with it. A DARK EMPIRE. End of story, and that title is actually decent.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Creeper by the Dozen

    by Nazzim O'Bazzim

    All that's left of the Jedi is a wacky family of 13, headed up by Steve Martin.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:22 p.m. CST

    "Shroud of the Sith"

    by MarsAttacks!

    'nuff said.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:33 p.m. CST


    by Damer1

    When was the last time that Harry got a real scoop? This is fake.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:33 p.m. CST


    by JohnnyOats

    after the credits roll on Hellboy, a trailer for the second AND third hellboy are running!!!! ITS AWESOME! READ IT ON AICN FIRST, FOLKS!

  • March 24, 2004, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Ep III - The Caped Fear

    by Fred

  • March 24, 2004, 11:47 p.m. CST

    The REAL Star Wars Episode III title

    by reignman79

    hey guys, I'm in the industry, and... whatever the other guys who got their stuff posted on this site said, same goes for me. Anyways, the real title of ep. III is "Fear leads to Anger, Anger leads to Hate, Hate leads to the Dark Side". It's official, but personally I've would've gone with "The Menace Revealed", you know, to bring shit full circle and give it that special Lucas feel to it.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Lucas wants it to sound like an old serial title...

    by acebandage

    but why a shitty serial title. Lucas has never been subtle about naming things...Han SOLO/ he's a loner...Greedo/ he's a greedy bounty hunter...Darth Maul/ maul, to destroy...but seriously, General GREVIOUS?!?!?! How about Private Parts or Major Villain??? That would be great...Major Villain in Star Wars III 1/2 the Sucking Wound. I thought the Phantom Menace sucked donkey asshole and went back for seconds as far as titles go but here we are years later and IT STILL DOES! But as bad as the Pansy Menace was, the Crapping Fear is that much WORSE! Screw Star Wars I'm going to watch Futurama reruns.

  • March 24, 2004, 11:59 p.m. CST

    This could be their vesion of "Blue Harvest" from ROTJ?

    by SoupDragon

    Lets hope so anyway. Come on, was one good episode title out of three too much to ask for?

  • March 25, 2004, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I remember reading speculation on this board quite a while ago t

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    The reason being that the titles for the Prequels thus far appear to have been derived from the titles of a certain series of Saturday matinee movie serials. Along with the words "phantom," "menace" and "attack," the other words that were most prominent in the titles of this list of serials were "sinister", "hand" and "doom".

  • March 25, 2004, 12:08 a.m. CST


    by Bill Maher

    Especially you, screenplaywanker. Jesus Flayed-Alive Christ you losers are so fucking stupid and have so little imagination! "Rise of the Empire", "Fall of the Jedi", all that other stuff is so lame and retarded, I start to think you numbnuts are joking. But that can't be because aside from intelligence and creativity, you masturbating virgins lack anything even resembling a sense of humor -and if you ever had an original thought it died from loneliness. CREEPING FEAR? Probably more of Harry's bullshit, but the fact that it pissed off so many people I detest makes me hope it (or something like it) is real. Fuck you! FUCK ALL OF YOU! I SHIT ON YOU AND LAUGH WHILE I WIPE MY ASS!

  • March 25, 2004, 12:28 a.m. CST

    I think I'm in love with princess bookaakee....

    by Bourne GreyElf

    Creaping fear is better than the last two titles I think, but its still retarded. Starwars; Episode III:Unfortunately not the last we hear of starwars. thats what the film is going to be called....

  • March 25, 2004, 12:46 a.m. CST


    by shortybuckshot

    How 'bout "Fall of the jedi" or "The last of the jedi"

  • March 25, 2004, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Star Wars Episode III: The Creeping Fear great title

    by MrGortner

    Sounds like a horror movie title. I really love this new title lets all hope Lucas keeps it as is. Thanks George.

  • March 25, 2004, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Star Wars: Amidala's Creeping Camel-toe

    by NicholasWolfwood


  • March 25, 2004, 3:30 a.m. CST

    lucas is a genius

    by fettfamily

    guys u have to look at star wars as a one bif saga not just two trilogies.. episode 1 was intended that way except for jar jar binks. believe me episode 3 will be the mother of all star wars films ever made especially the duel. personally ithink the title should Episode 3:Duel of The Fates.Lucas should tone down the whole CG and replace them with some real live action sequences.

  • March 25, 2004, 3:40 a.m. CST

    remember this

    by fettfamily

    does anybody still remember grando calrissian? i saw his action figure at toys r' us yesterday as the line up of teasers...

  • March 25, 2004, 4:38 a.m. CST

    "Episode III: Monsters Unleased" with Hulk Hogan as the baddie

    by mbaker

    Bow to the dark side, Brother!

  • March 25, 2004, 4:49 a.m. CST


    by techsteveo

    CONFIRMED, this is an April Fools joke. Go here. Basically it says some band is releasing a single called Creeping Fear on April 1. Hmmmm. Here is the quote... "Fi Lo Radio are set to release a new single, Creeping Fear, and have announced a one-off date at Life Caf

  • March 25, 2004, 4:56 a.m. CST


    by Spacesheik

  • March 25, 2004, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Episode III

    by Scunner

    The Sinking Franchise

  • March 25, 2004, 5:32 a.m. CST

    The Star Wars PT is this generations V

    by Bcphil

    Without Lizards

  • March 25, 2004, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Tall Boy

    by Sicuv Uyall

    ...and when the title finally grows on you, you go to see the actual movie and then it doesn't matter how stupid the title is because the movie sucks gigantic tauntaun balls

  • March 25, 2004, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Dave Chappelle as Anakin

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Star Wars Episode 3: I'm Darth Vader, Bitch!

  • March 25, 2004, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Thinking out loud...

    by RobinP

    ...I think this could be on the mark.It could well be that the title will be announced earlier than Aug/Sept because you can bet your last buck that Lucas will have some form of trailer/teaser for Ep 3 on the dvd box set.

  • March 25, 2004, 5:58 a.m. CST

    bleeping sneer

    by Ali786

    almost as bad as the Seventh Voyage of Sinbad

  • March 25, 2004, 6:12 a.m. CST

    The star wars movies in my head...

    by UltimaRex

    Ep MIX: Fanatics of the Force. Ep MX: Return of the Empress. Ep MXI: The Final Battle. And the best thing is Lucas will never see these own-your-ass cool flicks ha ha ha... wait no one else will either... Damn.

  • March 25, 2004, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Star Wars III: In 3-D

    by JustyHakubi

    It would be great. That hooded guy flying right out of the screen at you. Yeah!

  • March 25, 2004, 7:38 a.m. CST

    The Creeping Fear

    by AliceInWonderlnd funny. But sounds waaay too much like "The Phantom Menace". Personally I don't think he ought to be calling attention to the pace of the movie or fan perception in the title, but then the title might well be bogus. As to slapping down other people's suggestions, a la "Rise of the Empire", I don't get it. They ALL sound the same to me - cheesy bollocks. However, the cheesy bollocks titles didn't stop the OT from rocking, any more than they stopped the PT from... not rocking particularly. I've been hating these title since ESB and it's made no difference to the movies either way.

  • March 25, 2004, 7:41 a.m. CST


    by Lion Fire

    Why not name it Starwars Episode III: Electric Bugaloo?

  • March 25, 2004, 7:42 a.m. CST


    by Lion Fire

    STFU you Pussy Hippy.

  • March 25, 2004, 9:11 a.m. CST

    pah !!

    by nikovich

    Vader was supposed to have " hunted down and wiped out the Jedi" not some creeping hooded numbskull robocop reject !

  • March 25, 2004, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Doesn't matter what they call it...

    by Pontsing Barset

    ... a turd by any other name is still a turd. And the funny thing is that you'll all go see it anyway! Not me. Didn't see "Clones" in the theatre, won't see Ep III in the theatre either. This will be one of those to save for when the video rental place is out of everything else.

  • March 25, 2004, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Episode III: Creeping Bullshit Merchandising with Hulk Hogan as

    by zombiejesus666

    Lucas can burn in hell for all eternity for his lousy prequel trilogy slop

  • March 25, 2004, 10:11 a.m. CST

    I personally work side by side with Lucas..

    by Rob_Graves

    I work with the man, and I KNOW the title, forget all your stupid bullshit you fags...the title is..."Episode III: It's sad that I pretend to know Lucas". One poster in here said he knows Lucas personally. What a staggeringly sad life that guy must lead. TO pretend to know GEORGE LUCAS. Jesus. You know you are pathetic when. I hope that guy reads this, finally accepts how pathetic he is, and throws himself into traffic. Oh yeah, George wants him to do it too. We are good friends. Partners in fact. This joke is now old. "Episode III: Anni Anni Burn Burn"

  • March 25, 2004, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Episode III: Massive Destruction

    by CuervoJones

    you know, the Death Star...ok, forget it

  • March 25, 2004, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by onefettinthehand

    I don't think it's that bad a title. I mean come on, The Empire Strikes Back? You guys love to treat the original trilogy as if it's above all that but it's cut from the same cloth. In any event at least we won't have to watch butt-plugs gaze longingly into each other's eyes, pet each other's heads while lying in each other's lap, and cry at the drop of a hat. Nosireebob, EPIII is going to be balls out action and a dark, tragic story. In other words it's going to be the most perfect SW film ever made, perhaps the most perfect FILM ever made. So take your Gandalf bedtime buddy and shove it up your ass because Vader's comin', and he's pissed!

  • March 25, 2004, 10:24 a.m. CST

    The sad thing is, the real title won't be any better than this.

    by minderbinder

  • Well, it's just something I'd like to see. More than Episode III, at least.

  • March 25, 2004, 10:49 a.m. CST

    "Next To Last"

    by Napoleon Park

    Okay, that person who said that the proposed title didn't sound penultimate enough... that really is the very last person left in the world who doesn't know that the word "penultimate" means "next to last", right? In other words, they've already done the penultimate title, and it was "Attack Of The Clones". Unless old Geo. decides to milk it a while more and return to his originally stated blueprint of doing nine movies in total. But then he predicted that episode nine would feature The Force's version of God, and they already did that in "Star Trek V: The Professioanally Produced Parody." But if they leave it at six, no matter how good or bad the individual parts are, the whole series ends with a Muppet movie and the ghosts of Anikin and Obi Wan hanging out at a party and waving. As an old Darth Vader fan, I'm pulling for "Star Wars III: The Origin Of Doctor Doom". But you know, I really liked that 1977 movie "Star Wars" that all this other shit is based on.

  • March 25, 2004, 11:47 a.m. CST

    face it does not matter what the name is aslong

    by spike fan

    as its a good film. Which since the last 2 were pretty crappy I am not to hopefull on oh well.

  • March 25, 2004, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Episode III: The Cheeting Gordon

    by ZeusXerxes

    Okay, I gots nothin'

  • March 25, 2004, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Man, this is one long talk back

    by DukeDeMondo

    For the REAL lucasfilm-confiremd episode III title, plus news on the re-release ofep's 1&2, check out

  • March 25, 2004, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I had that problem with my lawn

    by The Gipper

    Yeah, I had "The Creeping Fear" in my backyard last summer. I just put down some Scotts Turfbuilder Plus-2 with HALTS crabgrass control fertilizer and it took care of the problem right away.

  • March 25, 2004, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Fall of the Republic

    by boba_rob

    Better than the Creeping Fear. How about The Sith Reign, Era of the Sith. Or, Dances with Sith, Sith Boogaloo, or even Sith Bigelow. Or Dawn of the Sith would be a good title (seriously), The Emporers New Groove ( oh wait, thats taken), Bedtime for Yoda, Deep Throat (oh taken too), Flowers in the Helmet, Mechanical Parts, Young Lord Vader, Vader: the early years, I Was a Teenage Sith, The Sithfather, Growing up Sith, Aint it Sith, Club Sith, I Dream of Vader, Palpatine Knows Best, Yo-not-da-man. Actually here is another good one I thought of : The Jedi Purge. I could do this all day.

  • March 25, 2004, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Oh, how about Weekend at Grandos

    by boba_rob

    Or Chewies Lifeday Vacation (remember the Holiday Special?!). Do you think Ep III will be good enough to qualify for a best animated feature Oscar? How about Revenge of the Dialogue, or The Flannel Nightmare, Lucas' Final Blunder. I gotta stop.

  • March 25, 2004, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Just a word

    by krevlorneswath

    It's time like this i remember why i went off Star Wars...

  • March 25, 2004, 3:56 p.m. CST

    SWIII: Weapons of Mass Deception

    by Krillian

    Lucas is a Democrat. That's why he named those two fish-aliens in Episode I after Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott. He said Terence Stamp's character was based on Clinton, a "good guy" plagued with unfair scandals. So for Episode II, that must mean that Jar Jar is Colin Powell, giving power to Palpatine, aka George W. Bush. Dooku is Osama bin Laden, for as Michael Moore will show in his documentary this fall, the Bushes and bin Ladens knew each other. Therefore Palpatine will kill Dooku, making himself the hero, and he'll convert Anakin, aka Dennis Miller, to his side, at which point Obi-Wan (Al Franken) will decide he's had enough and take him on. Episode III will end with dark ominous music as Palpatine and Grand Moff Tarkin (Dick Cheney) disband the Republic (Democratic senators and congressfolk) and declares it an Empire (Fox News). I guess that means Yoda is Ted Kennedy and Mace Windu is John Kerry.

  • March 25, 2004, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by hoorayforeric

    Check here.. Somebody's been having fun with AICN...and plugging their band as well.

  • March 25, 2004, 6:08 p.m. CST

    again, with the online faggot nerds...

    by MisterGrimloch

    i love how so many of you stupid bitches whine incessantly about how "awful" Star Wars is, and yet, each film makes a fortune, and obviously you all see them. so you see, the only dickheads in the mix, are you. not Lucas, no. he is a multiBILLIONAIRE. got that kids? BILLIONS. he runs an entertainment based empire that requires alot of intelligence, not the least of which is demonstrated by his ability to create stories that have captured the attention of millions of moviegoers. meanwhile, you ignorant little morons sit online all day, posting ad nauseum about how much of a fuckup Lucas is. it is indeed your right to do so, but the claim becomes pretty irrelevant when you then waste your OWN lives continuing to follow the subject of his creation. i have complained about how the second and third LOTR films were terrible. but since i saw BOTH several times, and purchased the dvd's, my argument is ........oh fuck it, my chicken wings have arrived. Star Wars is great. fuck you all.

  • March 25, 2004, 6:10 p.m. CST

    the REAL episode 3 title

    by BoogiePOP

    I just talked to Jar Jar and he told me that episode 3 is going to be called EPISODE 3: Attack of the Clones 2: Electric Boogaloo. Lets face it, we all know by now that Lord of the Rings beats the shit out of Star Wars.

  • March 25, 2004, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Episode III: Vader Lays Pipe

    by PlantBoy!

    Yep, that's what it's really called. Most of the movie involves graphic sex scenes of Luke and Leia's conception, followed by a "Look Who's Talking"-style of voiceover by the chronic shill Mark Hamill and the increasingly-smokey-man-voiced Carrie Fisher. The fetal lightsaber battles between the siblings will be state of the art!

  • March 25, 2004, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by PlantBoy!

    I haven't been following any of the SW shit in a while, so I don't know the story behind this "General Grievous" character, but wtf is he? Just a robot with a lightsaber? Lame. Did he somehow pick up some "Force skills" to combat Jedi? Lame. Why didn't they just call him "General Toy Marketing Ploy" or "General Toy-Mark-Ploy" (to fit into the nomenclature of the little SW universe)? Oh, and why is Harry always getting duped on these "rumors"? I guess it's just an excuse to console himself with a box of Ho-Hos.

  • March 25, 2004, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Makes me think of 'The Creeping Terror'

    by daviswhite

    ... one of the best bad movies ever, even worse than Plan 9. Mid 1960s, The creature was made of a carpet. It was still better than 'Willow.'

  • March 25, 2004, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Bad titles?

    by bibble

    A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back & Return (Revenge) of the Jedi. Were these not three of the greatest movies ever, the titles would reek of cheese.

  • March 25, 2004, 8:30 p.m. CST

    What is wrong with General Grievous's name?

    by screenplaywriter

    The title for this film sucks more than Jenna Jameson does, but General Grievous's name is cool. It's very menacing, very threatening, very disturbing and that's what this last movie is! General Grievous is gonna kick some serious ass, just wait and see. I mean if he has four arms and can take on four guys at once than that means we'll probably be seeing Anakin, Yoda, Mace, and Obi fighting him to the death, but if that early rumoring and speculating is true that Grievous dies by a blaster shot to the head than that'll be the dumbest way for this interesting villian to go out. I want to see like all the Jedis gang up on him and start cutting off his robotic limbs, than stick one lightsaber through his metal body and start destroying his circuitry, his memory banks, everything you can think of. That would be a better death. I just think if George can have: the Battle of Kashykk be memorable, a thrilling opening space fight, an intense duel, battle sequences, Dooku being sliced in half, Mace die by the hands of Palpatine's electricity and Aankin's lightsaber, Anakin falling into the lava pit, General Grievous being "DA MAN" he is, the birth of the twins, Admiral Ackbar, Tarkin, Mon Mothma, Chewbacca, a glimpse at the Millenium Falcon being built, or already made in a hangar, the construction of the Death Star, Anakin becoming more machine than man, and the revealing of Palpatine's true side and the fall of the Republic, with one last cameo by Beru and Owen than thank you George for a wonderful film.

  • March 25, 2004, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Lucas' VES Award...

    by REDD

    Did anyone see the Visual Effects Society Awards coverage on TechTV? Lucas received the Lifetime Achievement Award, when he accepted he said "finally an award for Howard the Duck".

  • March 25, 2004, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Lucas' VES Award Link

    by REDD

  • March 25, 2004, 8:43 p.m. CST

    even by lucas standards, this is unbelievable

    by horseloverfat723

    i dislike lucas for ruining his own franchise as much as the next guy....but i don't think its within him at his very worst to name the film something THAT dumb. the phantom menace and attack of the clones were silly enough... i simply dont believe this rumor.

  • March 25, 2004, 10:12 p.m. CST

    General Grevious is ALMOST as lame a name as the Creeping Menace

    by acebandage

    I pray to whatever Gods or Goddesses have ever existed that this title is a fake to promote some lame-ass garage band and that General Grevious exists the only place he should, in a childrens book. The pic of General Grevious looks like a cartoon illustration and hopefully will only be in a Children of the Jedi book so that I can avoid it like the plague. If General Grevious is in Episode III, then it will suck the bile from me straight out my ass. I don't want to see some last minute addition to the Star Wars saga be a pre-fab bad ass who kills anything more than my desire to watch any Star Wars movies. and I CERTAINLY don't want to see Matrix rip off drones puncture gas tanks on starships. Someone tell Lucas that American Graffitti is looking a little dated and maybe he should CG killer cyborgs from the future to race Bob Falfa.

  • March 25, 2004, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Lucas Sucks

    by Zombies dont run

    Just what this lame disappointing series needed, a crappy title. How about "Episode 3: Ton of Shit"

  • March 25, 2004, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a movie "Mystery Science Theater 3000" would make fu

    by VideoGirl74

    I think this is gonna suck

  • March 26, 2004, 7:44 a.m. CST


    by JDanielP

    sORry ... I jUSt cOULdn'T hELp mYsELf.

  • March 26, 2004, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Honestly, ... I like "FALL OF THE JEDI" and "RISE OF THE EMPIRE"

    by JDanielP

  • March 26, 2004, 9:20 a.m. CST

    remeber the days....

    by dogballs

  • March 26, 2004, 9:39 a.m. CST

    remeber the days....

    by dogballs

    Shit!!!!!!!!!!!! I am 29, love a Wookie, love Carrie Fisher, and especially love Han Solo. Shit, I am lost after the last 2 efforts. Mate, we are all lost. But I found a little hope and magic in my 3 1/2 year old boy. Why, first of all his favorite toy (even after a $400 Thomas the Tank Engine train set) is a stick. What does he do with this stick? His favorite game is being Yoda. Yes, remember when you wish you were Luke (gay boys) or swinging and Cock sure like Han. My boy knows and understands how it is to be young and imagine. I'm trying not to be critical (god I love LOTR more than the present stuff Lucas gives us), but just remember how we were proud how the medals where put around our hero's neck at Yavin, how we cried when Han was placed in carbonite and finally when Lando blew that sucker to pieces. Just remember

  • March 26, 2004, 10:37 a.m. CST


    by Bill Maher

    Lucas owns all you tubby bitches! If you hate what he's doing so much, why can't you stay away from it? Because you are ALL his little bitches, which is why I shit on you.

  • March 26, 2004, 10:47 a.m. CST

    "I thought it was terrible"

    by judderman

    That's Ewan MacGregor, bless him, on how he felt when he first heard the movie he'd been working on for a year was called "Attack of the Clones." He really regrets doing this.

  • March 26, 2004, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Shittiest name ever

    by politikgirl

    THE CREAPING FEAR?!? You have *got* to be kidding me. And I thought Attack of the Clones was shit. Oh wait, it was.

  • March 26, 2004, 12:01 p.m. CST

    HAW, HAW Dick Squirtz!

    by Tubba-guts

    Proof that you mother-fuckin' Star Wars fan-boys like to dish it out but you can't take it. That's because yer all a bunch of whiney assed Lucas-clone weeny's who're incapable of excercisin' anything but "herd think." Gawt tuh mighty, lookit that Grimloch fucker wouldja? What a fuckin' whiney boy hypocrite. Hey cream puffs, it don't make a shit what the damned thing is called, all ya'll will be there lappin' it up like my dog that pukes in his bill-jack dish then eats it up again. Any of you pussies bring your pasty little asses to the Bremo Bluff Movie Theater and Feed Store and I'll show you some real damned movies! Not this childrens hour bullshit. Aw, that's right, yer all too busy playing with yer precious action toy figures. It's just a damned shame when people won't accept that they've growed up. "Meesa got NEW toy to fondle! Looky, looky, meesa got plastic Wookie pookie!" Well, I got me a REAL movie to go watch. You know, the kind where the actin' don't suck like Dick Hertzs' lips.

  • March 26, 2004, 3:15 p.m. CST

    people who bitch about Character Names shouldn't reproduce

    by Tall_Boy

    we don't want your idocy poluting the gene pool. Jesus Christ, get over it. Same shit went down when Phantom Menace came out. "DARTH MAUL?! WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF LAME NAME IS THAT?!!" Goddamn, you people are stupid.

  • March 26, 2004, 4:10 p.m. CST

    "A Dose Of The Sith"

    by Napoleon Park

    So over here we have the report that the third or sixth Star Wars movie wil be called "Star Wars III: Worst Title... EVER!" Over there we have the rumor that Paramount is planning a three film Star trek "prequel trilogy" set before Original Series but after Enterprise. And somewhere else we have the reverse psychology ploy that if you show a batmobile photo that shows the next movie is just going to be more of the same old crap, then write "HOAX" on it in huge red letters, people will think it's a trick and maybe it's realy real. Okay, we get it. April Fools. Geez, is "Ain't It Cool" like this every March? And what's "A New Hope"? The title of the good movie was "Star Wars"!

  • March 26, 2004, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Jesus Jumped Up Christ on a Grando

    by Cumdumpster

    OK, has anyone said this one yet: "Episode III: Anakin Has A Creeping Fear and Cheets on Amidala" (sic)

  • March 26, 2004, 4:58 p.m. CST

    The Lord of the Hokey Titles

    by Darth Brylcream

    Should be called "The Passin' of the Knights" , and directed by Mel Gibson, featuring two hours of torture of Ewan Macgregor being tickled to death by an Ewok, played by Jackie Chan. And maybe 10 mins of some hard core porn of Natalie Portman being shagged by a Wookie, played by Owen Wilson. That'll break all sorts of attendance records. Or maybe it should just be called "The Coruscant Sabre Massacre"...

  • March 26, 2004, 6:34 p.m. CST

    "Holy Creep he's a crapple"

    by Mr. Flapjacks

    Makes perfect sense...when you apply the "easily turned into a rectal pun" title factor. We had "The Phantom Anus", "Attack of the Colons", and now "The Crapping Fear". These titles suck the hass. Lucas has lost his mind.

  • March 26, 2004, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Anakin has a beer and cheats on Queen Amidala

    by SeaHawk

    Who cares what the title is. Georgey could call it poop in a box and we'll all still see it

  • March 26, 2004, 10:55 p.m. CST

    The Simpsons parody was awesome.

    by tango fett

    I doubt this will be the title, because George Lucas isn't THAT lame (Considering the reactions from the first two movies, maybe he'll listen to the nerds? Or is that a bad thing?), and AICN kind of has a track run of fake crap(Batmobile, anyone?) coming in recently. Personally, I think Revenge of the Sith sounds good, because it parallels with ROTJ in a way (ROTJ was originally Revenge of the Jedi anyway). Rise of the Empire sounds good too i guess. Sounds kind of classy. And because some people were addressing it on other talk backs, i'd just like to say METALLICA SUCKS NOW. St. Anger is the worst cd i've heard for a long time and hopefully Tallica will go back to Master of Puppets type stuff, cuz that stuff was the shit. Also, the Simpsons Cosmic Wars thing surprised me as well, considering it came about 5 years late. It was pretty good though. Bummer the rest of the episode sucked...Oh yeah, they're making a video game of the Godfather. If you want RELIABLE news about movies, go to get more new news than this place anyway. And for the love of God, delete that fucking banner.

  • March 26, 2004, 11:08 p.m. CST

    He who must not be named ...

    by Wydok

    Try to fill in the blanks for the name that was deleted. The only one that fits is Salvadore Dali. That's it! Dali has been haunting Skywalker Ranch and has been given Lucas advice. How else do you explain "Attack of the Clones"?

  • March 27, 2004, midnight CST


    by WoodyStiffer

    Who cares. If it is, it is. If it isn't, it isn't. I couldn't care less about the title. What I care about is whether the movie's worth my money and time.

  • March 27, 2004, 2:54 a.m. CST


    by MaulRat

    THIS IS WHY VADER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ERADICATION OF THE JEDI...(AS POSTED 11-03-2004) 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...... Oh yeah and it doesn't matter what that asshat Lucas calls it... Everyone who looks at Star Wars movies news (like this) or has seen the last 5 movies will see this one eventually, because everyone hates something incomplete (which is why Return of the king went GUNS at the BO, everyone had invested time in 2/3s of a story... and the fact that the story was worth the finale).. everyone will se this, if not at the cinemas, then on DVD or some other media in the future... Mark that shit too... Brother. *BAMF*

  • March 27, 2004, 6:15 a.m. CST

    This is NOT the title and this is why...

    by Red Doom

    I remember all this talk for the last movies and the way I always check the validity is by searching for who owns the URL for the film name. And guess what... It's not Lucas Film. And the name was registered on the day these rumours started by some guy who knows where - and all the other level names where available so there is no way this is the title. If Lucas Film had been stupid enough not to register the domain then they would now change the title but they have always been on the case before. Now we're gonna have to wait for the next suggestion.

  • March 27, 2004, 8:35 a.m. CST

    creeping fear?

    by SpunkyMcnugget

    how about 'the creeping who gives a fuck anymore'.Thanks for shitting all over my childhood mr lucas!

  • March 27, 2004, 8:33 p.m. CST

    MaulRat, consider your words marked.

    by one9deuce

    That sounds stupid, so you're probably right. I know how we all bitch about "studio control", and "the suits", but maybe those things are needed to make a great movie. Lucas had complete creative control on the prequels and he has ruined that series beyond anything Episode 3 could redeem. Of course, 3 will be the worst of the prequels because it is supposed to link with Episode IV, won't. The Matrix is another example. The Wachowski brothers had complete creative control on "Reloaded" and "Revolutions" and that series is now an afterthought. How sad, but very very true. I was in a PACKED theater for opening night of "Reloaded" and in a theater with about 30 people for opening night of "Revolutions". Oh well, at least we have the Original Trilogy, um, sort of. Harry, "The Creeping Fear"? HAAHAAHAHAHAAA! You are like a (not so) little kid that will believe anything!

  • March 27, 2004, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Starwars Titles Usually make Sense

    by DarthNeckBladder

    THE CREEPING FEAR doesnt sound likely... I Mean look: THE PHANTOM MENACE (Palpatine creates a menace but nobody knows) ATTACK OF THE CLONESES (Clone armies attack) A NEW HOPE (New Jedi trained by 2 old jedi) THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (They do) RETURN OF THE JEDI (He Does) In EP 3 the Jedi fall and the empire rises so FALL OF THE JEDI or RISE OF THE EMPIRE make much more sense. The more I think about it fall of the jedi makes the most sense as it could apply to Anakins turn and the Jedi's destruction. I suppose THE CREEPING FEAR could refer to anakin embracing his fear but it just sounds to HorrorFilmish. bah whaddo i care...Titles are better than the movies lately anyway.

  • March 28, 2004, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by digdig

    this site really learns its lesson when it has rumors proven false. Nice to see that journalistic integrity in tact.

  • March 28, 2004, 11:36 p.m. CST

    i know for a fact that it is called ......

    by slappy jones


  • March 29, 2004, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Why do we even care?

    by Shano

    Dudes, every time one of these prequels has come out, I've gotten all worked up about it. I sat in the theatre for my first screening of The Phantom Menace, all psyched up, remembering what it felt like to be eight years old and sitting there to see A New Hope, even getting a buzz out of the 20th Century Fox fanfare before that wonderful caption "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...". As I watched the movie an ever more intense feeling of disgust rose within me. What was this shit?!? I went to see the damn thing five times to be sure that I was right, and each time it sucked more. Me and my best mate Darren played the usual geek games (how many recognisable aliens were there in the Coruscant UN type scene?) but it didn't help to ease the pain. The movie was just horrible. Attack of the Clones was better, but only just. It was still an unforgivably shit film. I saw it three times, again hoping that subsequent viewings would show me what all the fuss was supposed to be about. They didn't. Now we have the third. Yes, the proposed title appears to suck. The other two appeared to suck too, but we all get the ironic, 50s style vibe. We are all full of a sense of dread that this one will be another nail in the coffin of those remembered pleasures and that incredible excitement from the first wonderful trilogy. And you know what? It probably will be. Why do we fucking care? The original films are still there. They are still great. I tried out some of the novels and comics when I was 11, found that they in the main were a waste of time and left them alone, preferring to keep my vision of the Star Wars universe based around the movies and my own imagination. I think that (even though I know and you all do too that I'm gonna see this movie, crap or not) I'll do the same with these prequels. Leave them where they belong. They are a cynical, shameful exercise in corporate marketing and an horrific mutilation of what was a beautiful work of art. Or at least that's what I think. For what it's worth.

  • March 29, 2004, 8:11 p.m. CST


    by The Dwayne

    You know, The Creeping Fear is an....."interesting" name to put it mildly. I'm sure it'll come around sooner or later. I always thought that it would be cool if the name of the movie was a throwback to the originals. We all know that "Return of The Jedi" had a different name. Well since the pre-quals deal with Anakin, it would fit to call this movie "Revenge of The Jedi." My two cents.

  • March 29, 2004, 11:25 p.m. CST

    I'd just like to point out

    by bib fortuna

    that everyone will be seeing the movie anyway so saying it sucks a year before it comes out is lame. We know people didn't like the two before but they sure waste their valuable time telling us about it over and over. I like the movies for what they were not hate them for what they weren't. And I would call part III "Shroud of the Dark Side" like Yoda said at the end of 'Clones. Till then I'll be waiting for the extended "return of the king" dvd. See, you can like both:)

  • March 30, 2004, 1:01 a.m. CST

    The real title

    by stormko

    You know what would be dope? "The Fall of the Jedi" This would greatly melt right into "A New Hope" and set everything up for the eventual "Return of the Jedi".

  • March 30, 2004, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Why not include Jay and Bob

    by robcaveman

  • March 30, 2004, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Why not include Jay and Bob

    by robcaveman

    They need to have Jay and Silent Bob be the last 2 Jedi left alive. That shit would be the mad notes.

  • April 2, 2004, 2:24 a.m. CST

    The Sith Rises, End of the Jedi, A Lost Hope

    by gunnz

    All these titles kick ass cuz I thought them up!

  • April 3, 2004, 9:17 p.m. CST

    star wars ep. 3 title

    by e.fine

    How about "A New Menacing,Creeping Fear Attacks and Returns to Strike Back".

  • April 8, 2004, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Nothing's definate yet so y dont u all shut the fuck up?

    by Chicken Foetus O

    I've heard a number of rumours concerning the new star wars film. I've even seen a pic of anakin after he falls into the volcano (if anyone wants it that bad e-mail me at and Ill see about sendin u it). I;ve heard three titles: The Creeping Fear (which IS registered under, Rise Of The Empire (which is registered under .com and .net) and Revenge of the Sith (which again is registered under .com, and .net). I also came across a rumour that the title will feature the word 'circle'. But who really cares? Star Wars Episode III is a sci-fi action movie which, by the end of summer 2005, will be old news. Everyone will have seen it a couple of times and everyone will know the title (and no doubt sad pathetic geeks will be on forums bitchin about how 'shitty the new film is' and how 'lucas ruined the saga'. At the end of the day Lucas came up with the story and its Lucas' film to make. I do admit that he's not a fantastic writer or director (i personally would love to know what star wars would be like if Burton took the helm or Fincher) but its up to him. People never say 'She's All That' is a crap title or it could have been written or directed better. So I say stop bitchin and makin Star Wars the focal point of your existence, let Lucas make the film how he wants to (after all it is his intellectual property) and if you dont like it- dont watch it. Simple. I myself will watch it and probably like it. But theres no way Id rate any of the new films in my top 100 movies of all time. (my fave movie ever happens to be Withnail & I coz its ace). Ill just take it for what it is- entertainment and a way to kill two more hours of my insignificant existence.

  • May 1, 2004, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Shut the fuck up? Lets start with you bitch

    by matrix_sux

  • Now this wont make sense

  • April 11, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    HA! HA! HA!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    The Creeping Fear!!!?!!?!!<p> Man, SOMEbody played Harry on that one!<p> It's funny to think back and realize how little we actually knew; and to see how anxious we were to devour any rumor, whether it was substantiated or not.<p> Revenge of the Sith was a fitting title. It went along with all of that "tone poem" stuff Lucas mentioned on the DVD extras of eps I & II. The last ep in the OT was an "of the" title; therefore ep III had to be as well.<p> In closing, I'll ask again...<p> The Creeping Fear!!!!?!!!?!

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 4:20 a.m. CST


    by THAT__SAID