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Official REVENGE OF THE SITH teaser poster revealed on ET! Wanna peek'

UPDATED! So, about an hour after I posted the below story STAR WARS.COM confirmed the teaser poster and posted up a clear version, which Latino Review quickly put in place of the screen-cap. So, if you click either STAR WARS.COM or the below link, you'll get the high quality teaser... Now, having taken a look at the final clear version I think... the fake one of Anakin standing in the hallway looks so much better. And once again Anakin's lightsaber seems to be coming out of his stomach. I like the concept of the poster, but it looks a bit too cartoony for my tastes. I look forward to the final Struzan poster, what about you?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a little link over to LatinoReview who have a screen cap of the ROTS poster... I'll wait until I see the official super clear version before I make my final judgment on the poster, but my first impression is it's kinda cheesy. I prefered the fake one that we posted a few weeks ago (Check it here!!!), but my little brother saw this one and went "COOL!!!" So, my first reaction might be a little harsh. Like I said, I'll wait to see the official non-screengrab version before I make a final decision. Especially if the blacks are really deep in the cape, then I can see the design actually looking really sweet. What do you folks think?


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  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by Flaparoo

    Hopefully the colors don't look as awful in the real version

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Why am I still looking forward to this? I've been burned twice n

    by GrubStreeter

  • If you don't like Star Wars do what I do with any Lord of the Rings thread.Ignore it. Move on with your life and don't make yourself look like a total waste of life by repeatedly trolling SW threads trying to make others (most of all yourself) seem cooler then someone, anyone who may actually enjoy said movies. If you post in this thread bitching about Star Wars then you are a choad. A douche. A laughable moron who has nothing to do than wax poetic about shit they hate just to piss people off in the anonymous safety of the internet. Kill yourself. Now. ........Ok, now having said that, as a Star Wars fan, what the hell is that blurry shit?

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Looks like Ass

    by Hamlet3145

    Well, it does.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Lord knows if a cape like that was real, geeks would be lining u

    by Terry_1978

    It'd be nice if it was a little more subtle...even the episode one teaser poster had that with the whole shadow thing.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:29 p.m. CST



  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:33 p.m. CST


    by kintar0

    Lord of the what?

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:34 p.m. CST

    I Dunno

    by antmanx68

    Hmmmm, alright guy, you just bashed and entire group of people behind the anonymous safety of the internet.... go you! this movie is gonnasuck, the other movies suck, they have progressively gotten suckier. you suck for liking them, and for your little "pre emptive" attempt to quell the bashing. You know why there is so much bashing? because these shit movies deserve it.... they took something that could have been great and made them suck, and now are slowly trying to make the OT suck... thats a whole lot of suck, and people like you are an integral part of it.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Looks great!

    by Emsworth

    I think it looks great! The animation really captures the spirit of Chris Van Allsburg's artwork in the book, there's a whole magical nighttime feel which is really different from other computer animated movies to date... oh, you're talking about the cheesy Star Wars VI poster. I don't know, I care about as much about that as I do about the new Chucky movie. Is there a new Police Academy movie coming out next summer? (As long as we're on the subject of lame-ass fifth and sixth sequels co-starring Christopher Lee.) How about Leprechaun movies, any more of those? And when are we going to get the prequels to Willow? I'm sure Lucas is working on those next. The only interest this entire link prompted in me is curious as to what a "Tino" is, since this was on L.A. Tino Review.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Does Clark Kent know Anakin took his cape?

    by Press Lenox

    I like the "fake" poster more. These prequels are like an ex-girlfriend trying to reconcile. They burn you, then they cal back a few months later (or in this case release an "Attack of the clones" Trailer), you try it again, hoping things to be different, then they burn you again.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Did someone capture that with a crappy TV card?

    by cornstalkwalker

    cause that looks lame. I prefer the fake one.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 8:52 p.m. CST

    that poster does the impossible

    by DarthHomercles

    It both sucks and blows.

  • That's for those of you who don't know how to get to the official site.

  • And just to reiterate... AICN's talkbacks suck ass! Get a clue on how to organize by time of post. Get your shit together HARRY!

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by Christopher_atUC has a much clearer version, but I really don't like it. It's kinda silly, and it makes Vader's mask look like he was cross-bred with Jabba. Really stupid. The fan-made poster was much, much better. I'm really shocked how bad that is.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Hate to be a talkback 'jacker...

    by zer0cool2k2

    ...but I'm in Dallas and just switched over to ABC to watch "Life AS We Know IT", ans there's a friggin' Wheel of Fortune rerun on. Did ABC pull the ep since there's no baseball to compete with, or are some beuracratic Assholes at my local affiliate deciding what I get to watch again?

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Why we will troll the Star Wars thread

    by MrCere

    I am "trolling" here because I want and wish that I might, beyond what I know to be true, beyond realistic expectations, somehow love this movie. I wanted to like this poster. I liked the fake poster a lot and in fact most people did, unless I read the talkback wrong. But, here I am looking at the real poster and I don't like it. Thus, I am a troll.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I declareth that screen-grab shitty

    by RaulMonkey

    Wow, the fake one was much more striking. At least the fake one is a real picture, actually Hayden in the Darth suit, in front of the actual ANH doorway. Pretty fucking cool, I'd say. Let's hope that Lucas had something to do engineering that picture and it wasn't just the more sensitive eye of an on-set photographer.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by stvnhthr

    Is it some sort of elaborate joke? The composition is just awful, unless the whole thing is designed to make you uncomfortable, then it succeeds, but it still is so non-Star-Wars-ish.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Don't Work

    by odysseus

    It just doesn't.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:22 p.m. CST

    The Poster Sucks.

    by RedFive

    It looks like a cheesy black light poster.F*ck You LF.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:23 p.m. CST


    by MCVamp

    Because, maybe, just maybe, you aren't a totally jaded, elitist, pinheaded cynic who pisses on everything upon first exposure instead of waiting to see if it's actually good. Hey, I crap over previews too... I thought the Matrix looked like another Keanu Reeves piece o'shit when I first heard about it. But, once I heard some good things, I went to see it, and hey, it wasn't bad. Keep the faith, Grub. Whether it's good or bad, it's what everyone asked for for 15 years... a second SW trilogy by the original creator. We have only ourselves to blame no matter what. I mean, come on, seriously, if Peter Jackson gave in to pressure and did the Silmarillon (sic?) and Hobbit 20 years from now, fanboys would cream their cheese in anticipation, and if it sucked the venom would fly-- "He's lost it!" "These movies are shit compared to the originals!" "PETER JACKSON RAPED MY CHILDHOOD!" Question the whys and hows all you want Grub, but at least you admit that you want to see it. I do too.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Geez, we get it already..

    by mcflytrap

    Anakin is Vader. I thought that had been established since 1980 in ESB. These "teaser" posters are idiotic.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Who cares!!

    by Drunken Fugitive

    I don't give a fuck if the teaser poster is as crap as it is, as long a GL puts out a flick that would kick a bit more ass than the last 2 prequels, and George, don't fuck the Vader/Kenobi fight!!!

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Why is Dark Helmet in the poster?

    by mthiel

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Actually, that embossed original trilogy poster is way cooler

    by zer0cool2k2

    That movie poster sized embossed replica of the OT box set art is friggin' sweet.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Um...okay so made this poster sound really cool

    by screenplaywriter

    I mean I thought they were going to show him like half-burnt, the mask covering his other side of the face, and be like the old poster. This is sort of like Photoshop meets comic book drawing. Not very impressive, but nonetheless I cannot wait for "STAR WARS EPISODE III." As Vader said, "This will be a long day remembered." And it will! Can't wait till November 5th to see "THE INCREDIBLES" with the trailer for this attached! :) YAY!

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:43 p.m. CST


    by Rcamacho2278


  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Jabba the Hut is... Darth Vader

    by NZGUY

    Thats what I got from the poster...

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 9:57 p.m. CST

    It all sucks, right assholes?

    by vash666

    No matter what, you cunts were going to squeal becaue that's all cunts know how to do. The poster looks find and I actualy dig the gnarled look of Annakin so what is the fucking problem? That you hate the prequels? Then don't fucking watch them shit-for-brains. Lastly, Quint, give it a fucking rest. You have bashed every ounce of SW related news and it's fucking tired. Why don't you, Harry, and Mori go grab a copy of that shitty Skycaptain dreck you pimped here shamelessly and leave the real fans to some enjoyment. Just once, it would be nice to get a SW story without you or the rest of the ass-clown posse trashing every breath Lucas takes. Fuck off.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 10:11 p.m. CST


    by I Dunno

    ...and yet you waste your time on this site bitching about Star Wars to people who give no value to your opinion. Add your name to the long list of trolls who feel the need to explain to everyone how much they hate Star Wars without any explanation on why they are complelled to post in Star Wars related threads.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 10:14 p.m. CST

    If Chewie did steal Amadalia...

    by MrCere

    ...and really the size of his wang would entice any woman, would it be bestiallity? And then what about Robin Williams?

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Why are you still looking forward to this, GrubStreeter?

    by Noriko Takaya

    Because it's like Heroin, baby. You can't resist, you know you can't. I hated TPM and almost vowed never to return but then I saw AOTC and that was it. I was hooked. Now I'd - I'd - even do a donkey show for tix to ROTS!! *Sobs.* Even iffin' I has to take it up the ass! I can't help it - Star Wars makes me beaver go all creamy-like. Isn't there a 12 - step program or something?? Or maybe I can get a different addiction! Perhaps a weekend marathon of Doom 3/UT2004 and some old-skool Sakura Wars goodness offa my pink Dreamcast will help. Or mayhap I'll become a Southern Baptist! Save me from the eeeeeevil of Lucas, Mighty Jeebus!!

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Dumbest Poster EVAR!

    by TheKingInYellow

    i liked the fake hallway poster better. other than the incredibly short darth vader reflection it was pretty cool. what's this jabba the hut cape thing?

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Thats quite cool actually

    by RowanM

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 10:53 p.m. CST

    wow, that sucks

    by keyserSOZE

    completely bland, "fan made" quality about it...what a shitty poster.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Jabba the Hutt

    by Nerdboy1423

    Yes, the big surprise, is Jabba the Hutt is in fact Anakin Skywalker. God, this poster sucks so much, what the hell was George Lucas thinking when he approved this piece of shit. He must have had 100 or more teaser posters,and he chose this one. I was really having some hopes that this movie was going to be better, but by the look and design, and the choice of the Jabba-esque Darth Vader "ambiguously" (yeah right)in his cape, I seriously am thinking that this movie is going to be a huge piece of smelly shit. I hope it won't but with a teaser poster like this, in contrast to the awesome teaser posters for the other films, I am setting my self up to be dissapointed if I think that Ep. III is going to be anything more than the fan-fiction quality poster that is out right now. God, this poster sucks so bad, where have all the good designers gone too?

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 10:56 p.m. CST

    See, when that fake teaser poster was being touted at this site,

    by FluffyUnbound

    I mean, seriously. This looks like some junior high school chick who draws horses on her binders took five minutes off from putting hearts on things and used Poser to make this. Nice colors. And all that flowing - you have to have a lot of flowing. It flows. Flows. Flows. Very menstrual.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 11:14 p.m. CST


    by Anlashok

    Look for it..

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Relax, Nicole21

    by drew mcweeny

    Jesus fuck... do you obsess much? There's no Matt and Trey interview yet because I haven't finished transcribing it. This weekend, hopefully, I'll get that and the Brad Bird interviews both on the site. There's no giant conspiracy to keep you from some vital bit of wise-assery on the part of the guys, and we ran about ten zillion reviews. Stop overreacting to nothing.

  • Oct. 28, 2004, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Ugh, the fake one was better

    by 007-11


  • Oct. 28, 2004, 11:59 p.m. CST

    "Holy shit Anakin, what the fuck is wrong with your robe?!"

    by Tall_Boy

    Not a bad teaser poster, not great, but I think its better than the fake that was posted before. Still the Ep. 1 teaser poster & The ESB Teaser poster are my personal favs.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Anakin with a big Poofy robe

    by Silver Shamrock

    I'm just not feeling it, sorry.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:12 a.m. CST

    I once made a poopie that looked like that poster.

    by pizzatheface

    Yikes. Might as well have monkeys fingerpainting a poster, Lucas. If I were him, I would swallow my pride and revert to the fake one. It's much more effective. The "Dark Helmet" comment had me in stitches.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Let me get this straight TheRealMoriarty

    by J-Dizzle

    So you're trying to tell me that a John Kerry Documentary (I forget the name) that practically almost nobody had heard of gets an official review from Harry, but Team America, a movie that EVERYBODY has either seen or seen some type of mainstream advertisement, does not. Um...why? Granted, you did post a million reviews from guys who thoroughly enjoyed the movie, but you've done that for plenty of other big movies AND gave them an official review from the big triple-chinned godfather upstairs. Why do these movies qualify for an official review and Team America does not? People want to know what Harry thinks of this movie, and its no lie that they are not just looking for a review, but also his thoughts on how the left is portrayed in the movie. You would think that a person as politically vocal as Harry would have something to say about Team America, and would also be dying to make it heard among his peers. So why the big silence? (You know nobody is buying the million reviews explanation)

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by Alcamaeon

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:38 a.m. CST

    he doesn't look fucking knarled, he just looks

    by scrumdiddly

    like the pretty-boy he was in clones! oooh a big fucking scar, OOOOOOOH! what the hell kind of statement is this poster supposed to be making? they obviously think it does, so...what? fucktards!

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Bad idea.

    by BuggerOff


  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:53 a.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Ep III will be great just like Ep II was..actually all the SW movies are GREAT!!! They are better than Lord of the Rings and the Godfather movies put seriously folks, I was a retard to look forward to Ep II at all after Ep I. I have little to no desire to see Ep III and will just download a cam copy from the newsgroups rather than wasting my $8 to see it in the theater. I'll miss the popcorn, but not the frustration.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Zoomed in

    by FrogsFatA$$

    Too much....if it was pulled back a tad, and not as "over the top hey dumb American I'll bop you in the head with the point of this not so subtle poster" then I'd say it was a hit. Why does Hollywood always have to assume that so many moviegoers are total fuckwits? The gentle art of a subtle but cool poster no longer seems to exist. Fuck you Lucas you cock knocker.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 1:03 a.m. CST

    HAHAHHAHAHAH "and people like you are an integral part of it." H

    by Tall_Boy

    Holy shit man, you gonna put out a jihad on all Star Wars fans? Did you cry as you heard your goats burn and the oil fields lit up like the eyes of Allah? What the hell is wrong with you people anyway? "and people like you are an integral part of the reason Star Wars prequel suck". Jesus fuckin Christ, you people need therapy. Lots of it.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Vash666 I thought "all cunts knew how to do" was to get wet, loo

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    I've never once heard a cunt 'squeal', squelch maybe and sometimes that little 'pfftftht' thing (which really breaks the mood) but 'squeal'? No. Unless you're talking about the woman attached to said cunt. Squealing and moaning and long sighs and body wracking shudders. I guess I can see your point in a round about way. By the way Star Wars still rules but this shit aint Star Wars this is just some craptacular CGI marketing exercise 'based' on Star Wars.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 1:06 a.m. CST

    The reason his cape is flying up in the back? BECAUSE HE'S FARTI

    by Ted Striker

    It's completely coincidental that it looks like Darth Vader.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Wow the TB order is even more fucked up than usual.

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Who the crap's in charge here?

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Hey, Vash666...

    by SuperFinn

    Using your own logic: You don't like "the ass-clown posse's" writings? Then don't read 'em, ass. The poster is pretty much the most hideous thing I've ever seen promoting a major picture, but if you enjoy it, more power to you.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 2:14 a.m. CST

    I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.

    by AshesOfDonnie

    and what does that have to do with this forum?? Absolutely Nothing!!!

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Why are people complaining?

    by jocutus

    It is consistent with the whole creative process behind the prequels: 1) find an interesting idea or concept 2) Execute that concept in the lamest way possible, yet good enough so people see the underlying theme and can imagine how much better it would have been if a really TALENTED person had been in charge. The concept here was: An Image of Anakin Lookin Kinda Evil With A Red Saber With A Subtle Image Of Vader In the Folds OF His Cape. You can see the results. The overarching idea for the prequels: The Evil Master of the Sith secretly rises to power while ditracting the jedi with trumped up emergencies and uses their most powerful student to destroy them. Really, the (future) Emperor should be the main character of the prequels. By the way, yes I know I'm not as talented as Lucas and I could probably never cerate/ direct as good a series of films, blah blah blah. I may not be able to build a house either, but I know when the roof is leaking.

  • its true.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 2:25 a.m. CST

    1st two had cool posters

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Ani with the shadow, Ani and Natalie, I liked those two posters bunches, but then the movies sucked. So maybe this one starting off with boring poster bodes well for the actual flick.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 2:36 a.m. CST

    man, as much as I love all things SW

    by jawaburger

    This poster kinda blows. I even "got used to" jar-jar (well, maybe not). There should have been a little more thought put into this. We can all hope that any future, not teaser posters have a slightly greater coolness factor

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Episode II and III show Anakin's light hardon

    by SleepingCat

    Looks like sith to me.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 2:52 a.m. CST

    That's not his Dark Side, it's his Back Side.

    by SleepingCat

    "Yoda man." "No yoda man."

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 3:13 a.m. CST

    that cape is WAAAY overdue for some ironing

    by dregmobile

    it kinda looks like darth vader's head.... seriously, that is one godawful poster. and i take posters very seriously. anakin and the shadow of vader on tatooine was very good. anakin and padme amidala was uninspired (teaser poster for aotc), now this teaser poster is just flat out ridiculous, blatantly unoriginal - anakin sitting on an x-ray toilet shitting a turd that kinda looked like vader would be far more entertaining. the unofficial poster is better but nothing new. god - even a spider-man/peter parker half/half portrait would have been better than any of this. or perhaps an extreme close up of vader's face with anakin's face reflected on it as if he were staring right in front of it? a million ideas would have been better than the one applied. like i said before....that cape is way overdue for some ironing. batman is envious. total shit.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Tease me! Tease me! Tease me, baby!!

    by 69DUDE


  • Oct. 29, 2004, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Spare us the "dumb American" posts Euro trash!

    by DoctorWho?

    You are great...we suck....yayaya we get it. Now go brush your teeth and go to bed thanking God your grandparents weren't forced to learn German against their will (unless of course....they were Your narcissism is loathsome.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 4:45 a.m. CST

    you're looking at "now,-now."

    by dr.bulber

    the lurking menace that is... lord dark helmet! what a terrible twisted fate.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 5:48 a.m. CST


    by aphextwin

    Man, that's a godawful poster. I've seen dozens of fanmade posters way better than this pile of shit. Is that Jabba on his back?! Harry, for you I have two comments: 1. WHERE THE HELL IS YOUR TEAM AMERICA REVIEW??! 2. YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE TALKBACK ORGANIZATION; IT'S A MESS!! And by the way, I still think you're an a$$hole, for not having posted a tribute for the late Sir Peter Ustinov. Nuff said, Aphextwin

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 5:49 a.m. CST

    the fake one looked better.

    by payton 34

    seriously it did.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 5:51 a.m. CST

    the fake one looked better.

    by payton 34

    seriously it did.

  • "Oh, that poster is the worst thing ever." The funny thing is, not a single one of you dipshits can specifically cite why the poster is so incredibly bad. If anything, it's simple and to the point. Maybe inspired, maybe not, but the level of crying over it seems overblown. I know the real issue is that "Lucas Raped My Childhood. Empire Strikes Back was the best Star Wars ever. Lucas is a Hack. The SE's were a blight on cinematic history." Fuck. Get a life and move on if you feel so personally slighted by Lucas. The man doesn't give two shits what you think, he made his films, so let it go. I find it funny that so many of you feel the need to bash the prequels, Lucas and anything related to these films. Granted, being cynical assholes probably leaves quite a few hours in the day to fill, yet wouldn't it be better spent watching whatever dreck you think constitutes great cinema? This prequel trilogy is for the real fans, not jack-offs who steal their critical arguments from Kevin Smith films. Honestly, the less of you at the threater opening day, the better for those of us who didn't grow up to become rigid, boring, joyless bitches.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Harr, among the "news" on that "latino" site, there is a review

    by SalvatoreGravano

    I.e. a film which has been out for over a month. A very bad film, too. 'Eaten by the disease inside...' - groan.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 7:53 a.m. CST

    By the way, beetles, even this poster is highly superior to ever

    by SalvatoreGravano


  • Oct. 29, 2004, 8:12 a.m. CST

    It just looks cheap somehow.

    by phatboi560

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 8:32 a.m. CST


    by rev_skarekroe

    Good thing it's just the teaser.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 8:36 a.m. CST

    I think it means that Anakin is already Darth Vader.

    by Darksider

    Before the suit. I like it.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Our first solid proof that Ep. 3 will blow chunks

    by ATARI

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 8:56 a.m. CST

    I like posters that are painted.

    by numberface

    Reminds me of the original Star Wars poster, or the Raiders one -- in style at least. As for the quality, not so much. I hope the movie's good. you'd think one out of three might be atainable, but we are dealing with a loonie here.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 8:56 a.m. CST


    by cocolopez

    ...will be the best thing about this movie

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Why does Anakin have a giant tumor on his back?

    by Jon E Cin

    I dont remember that in the original trilogy...."Its not a Tuuumaaa!" A.S.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 9:12 a.m. CST

    A poster does not a good movie make

    by Purgatori

    But I have to admit this one and the other one are pretty cool. But..did anyone else get the mental picture of Anikan pulling out his lightsaber and saying "Say hello to my little friend!"

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by StarUnlit

    finally a case where the fake outshines the real one, although one would suppose that wouldnt be hard with the quality of Lucas' output now. The teaser sucks...

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I like the idea better than the execution

    by DannyOcean01

    I can see what they were trying to do, but people are right; it does look a little too cartoonish. Nice idea though.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I kinda think it works...

    by stlfilmwire

    It does its job. It clearly shows that it is a darker film. As for the fake one? The fake one is just horrible.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 9:55 a.m. CST


    by cocolopez

    ...the one with Jar Jar Binks cradling the Vader helmet under one arm

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Isn't it funny that Star Wars fans keep taking money shots in th

    by Judge Briggs

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 9:59 a.m. CST

    This Poster Looks Awesome

    by Ockham

    In my opinion, this poster looks awesome!! Too cartoony? You're fuckin' nuts. Looks clean, polished, and spooky. I love the scar and how he looks kind of pastey. Really gives me a link to the unveil in ROTJ. I, for one, can't wait.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Not great

    by mortsleam

    They should've gone the Spider-Man 2 route and just showed a close-up of Hayden, with half his face obscured by heavy shadow, with just the barest hint of Vader's features glinting in the light. Why the fuck am I not working for ILM yet? Oh portfolio sucks and I'm stuck in automobile advertising.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 10:03 a.m. CST


    by cocolopez

    I like the poster. It's just the movie that's going to suck wild ass...

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 10:54 a.m. CST

    So Anikin Skywalker really is Dark Helmet!

    by boba_rob

    WTF?! Vader looks like one of those giant head costumes that come down to your waist, that make you look like you have little legs. I hate this poster. And Anakin just looks like a punk, noone Id be scared of. Still looking forward to the movie though.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 11:11 a.m. CST

    I'm with Quint on this

    by Aeglos Istarion

    It really IS cheesy. But it's Star Wars, so the quality of the teaser material doesn't matter anyway: The haters will hate it, and the SW geeks will swallow their pride and go see it no matter what.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Bad poster

    by Spike Fett

    It just can't get past the horrible composition. I agree with the talkbacker who said it looks like cheap fan-art. I seriously can't believe this is an official release. It's just lazy, amateurish, and worst of all... ugly. I think the movie will rock, though. Don't ask why.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by Lando Griffin

    I like it, screw all the haters. Its so cool to share the star wars experience all over again this time with my son. Can't wait for Ep III. And when I take the wee one to see The Incredibles we will psyched to see the Ep. II trailer

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 1:02 p.m. CST

    even this one is better:

    by moviemaniac-7

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 1:56 p.m. CST

    I like this

    by coen_fan

    The poster's actually pretty cool, in my opinion. Vader looks a little bit goofy, but it's definitely a cool, mostly well-executed concept. I said it before, I'll say it again: Episode III will be hugely entertaining (even if it sucks.)

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by Super Person

    You better watch out... Nicole21 is watching EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE... she's going to be the Right's voice of Conservative Political Correctness on this site from now on, and if she determines that the percentage of Right-leaning coverage doesn't match that of Left-leaning coverage, she's going to be mightily pissed and type many many words on Talkbacks about it! BOW TO THE NEW C.P.C.!!

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Female Star Trek fan art

    by GypsyTRobot

    Nosferatu Jones, you owe me a new stomach, I just bust my gut laughing. Ahhhh. My little brother used to be in a superhero RPG game held at our house. One of the other players was an obese, pungent 30-something woman. She was in love with Captain Picard and made a series of bad pencil sketches of her love that she was going to take to a convention where Patrick Stewart was appearing. Lopsided, asymmetrical eyes, and I think there was a Robin Hood one in there. So when you talk about female fan art, oh man do I know what you're talking about. (we'll say nothing of my extremely poor Richard-Kiel-as-Jaws sketches). +++ Oh yeah, that poster makes Darth Vader look lame. Speaking of Sith, whatever happened to Ray Park???

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I'm not pre-judging the movie, but seriously, that poster absolu


    Donkey dick. It looks like it was done by a 16 year old art student. But I've still got high hopes for the movie.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Star Wars again? I thought this was a GEEK movie site.

    by Floyd Gondolli

    I just don't get what the poster is trying to say... Hang on, do you mean to tell me Anakin Skywalker is Darth Vader? No fuckin' way! Lucas has gone too far, NO ONE will believe that the good wholesome Annie will become that planet-explodin' jerk Vader. This is the WORST idea since Jar Jar.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Looks like Fan Art at TFN

    by Bong

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 3:37 p.m. CST

    at least he has a red lightsaber

    by durhay

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 3:41 p.m. CST

    That. Is. HORRIBLE.

    by one9deuce

    The only thing that I am looking forward to about Episode 3 is that the Prequel Trilogy debacle is finally and mercifully going to be over.

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 4:50 p.m. CST

    what the fuck was that all about.

    by theThingFromTheS

    i can do better than that with coral draw 2.1

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Hidden images in poster?

    by Hunter-X

    I just read on that people are seeing "hidden images" in the cape. Some claim they see General Grievous in the upper right corner of the cape and the emperror in the upper left side. I can kinda see something in the upper right, but I personally think they're on crack. Anybody else see it?

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I was going to say the poster looks like shoddy fan art, the fak

    by minderbinder

    But about a billion people beat me to it. Also, the way they cut off the right side of his head is lame, looks like a mistake. It was cool when they did it for the Matrix posters, this looks like a dumb ripoff of the concept. PS: Mori, don't even give Nic the time of day, she's just an annoying troll who brings up politics on random threads. (Not surprising that you found Team America to be a celebration of all things republican. You silly twat.)

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Have you folks seen THIS?

    by DocPazuzu

    This is probably the geekiest, most pathetic thing I've ever seen. This is funnier than Jesus appearing on tortilla bread in San Antonio. Richard Hoagland eat your heart out! theforce/image.cgi? Image=episode3/newspics/ rots_teaser-characters01.jpg

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 6:09 p.m. CST

    That image fucking rules!

    by Atticus Finch

    Mori, when is the next Jedi Council article!!!

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 7:23 p.m. CST

    big poofy robe, haha

    by scrumdiddly

  • Oct. 29, 2004, 8:57 p.m. CST


    by Mad_Radhu

    Uhhhh, when Luke takes off Vader's helmet in Jedi, does he have that scar we see in the poster? Looking at the screen caps from the Trilogy DVD review over at the Digital Bits, he doesn't seem to.

  • Oct. 30, 2004, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Best poster ever?

    by Darth Thoth

    I didn't like this at first BUT upon prolonged viewing I can say this may be the dopest poster ever! Does everyone see the Vaders, Emperor, Fett, Grievous, etc. in this thing? Unfreakinbelievable. I know every 3 years George gets my hopes up only to smash my head open but I don't care. I am going to let my (naive) excitement and anticipation run wild from now until May for one last time. I don't care. I love it. I love star wars. Please, please, please be good Episode III. PLEASE!!

  • Oct. 30, 2004, 3:01 a.m. CST

    I know I'm not the only one to have noticed this...

    by F-1000

    ...But the acronym for Revenge of the Sith is: ROTS. Star Wars... ROTS. From the inside. Sounds like an appropirate title to me.

  • ...But the acronym for Revenge of the Sith is: ROTS. Star Wars... ROTS. From the inside. Sounds like an appropirate title to me.

  • Oct. 30, 2004, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Face it: IT SUCKS.

    by BurnHollywood

    I'm no Lucasfilm hater, but I'm sorrily disappointed in them for choosing this mess...IT SUCKS. It's an insult to every graphic artist (myself included) ever born...bloody, bloody awful...aesthetically a total mess (Anakin's shoved rudely off to the right to make room for this...thing), colors are all wrong, Darth Vader (Jabba, Dark Helmet, Chewbacca) visage utterly awful...Jeezus, the Tantive IV fan-art was SO much better...Counting the days down 'til the next movie all the same...I forgive you, George...

  • Oct. 30, 2004, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Great idea, Bad Execution

    by bobby_horsepower

    Great idea, bad execution. The poster is a really cool idea, no question. I was actually hoping that the fake one that popped up a while back would've been the real one but.......ah well. Cool idea for a poster, badly executed. 'Nuff said.

  • Oct. 30, 2004, 3:03 p.m. CST

    R.C.'s opinion: EIII's rating will be PG, the acting will on co

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Basically, the movie isn't due for six months and you can already tell that it's going to be another major disappointent. Thank goodness I'm not paying to see this film, my dad will pay hahaha, for the digital screen as well ($15 each, all down the drain with this piece of shit film, now franchise).

  • Oct. 31, 2004, 2:31 p.m. CST

    MC Vamp and this teaser poster

    by 900LBGorilla

    Hey MC if Jacklson craps out garbage in 20 years like Lucas is now doing- he WILL be criticised and rightly so. The ONLY WAY people will blame him or "raping their childhood" however, is if he releases LOTR in a new shitty version and tries to kill the original version in all formats that aren;'t grossly obsolete. But that won't happen...WHY? Cause there is only one person in THE HISTORY OF CINEMA who is a big enough asshole to do that to movies he made- and his name Is George Lu-A$$.

  • Oct. 31, 2004, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Vash 66

    by 900LBGorilla

    <<<<<"Oh, that poster is the worst thing ever." The funny thing is, not a single one of you dipshits can specifically cite why the poster is so incredibly bad".>>>> -- Hey genious, how about the constantly made and valid point that Darth Vader looks more like Dark Helmut or Jabba the Hutt in this poster than ANYTHING RESEMBLING a cool villan. This Vader costume looks like it came from someone MAKING FUN OF STAR WARS rather than someone actually making a star wars movie. This costume is so pathetic, many of us are almost speechless. Wait - are you telling the rest of us "VADER LOOKS COOL" in this poster? Go ahead say it! I DARE YOU. Then the rest of us can be faced with what a retard you are and just accept the fact that you would think ANYTHING Lucas does is cool even if it looks like it belongs in south park. This will then allow us ignore any point you try to make. Go ahead say this Vader costume is cool...PELASE. I've had a long week and need a good laugh at your expense.

  • Nov. 17, 2004, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Have I travelled through time? I saw this fucking ages ago. And

    by TheGinger Twit

    And the worst thing is that i usually hate post that say they saw this ages ago, but get with it aint it cool. This has been out there a couple weeks.