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SW Episode III “Spoilers”

Not that I troll magazines that mention Star Wars or anything, but Entertainment Weekly (the mag you love to hate) is posting some “spoilers” (actually a collation of info mentioned on about Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. To wit (or witless, as the case may be):

  • Chewbacca’s back. We get to see warring wookies on Chewbacca’s home world.
  • The opening space battle, appearing after the famous 70’s rolling intro, is 20 minutes long and marks the end of the Clone Wars as documented in the Cartoon Network miniseries.
  • The new bad guy is the half-alien, half-robot (and all CGI) General Grievous
  • who wields 4 (count ’em) lightsabers at once.

  • A 12 minute lightsaber fight between Anakin and Obi Wan pits Jedi against Jedi.
  • Anakin dons the big, black suit to hide his disfigurement from the lightsaber duels with Obi Wan. (Rumors are the scarring comes from a dunk in a pool of lava).
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2 Comments on SW Episode III “Spoilers”

  1. They’re not just rumors. We’ve (well those of us steeped in SW trivia) known Vader was disfigured by a dunking in lava. I don’t remember when I heard that, but its been a while.

    A 20 minutes space battle sounds exceptionally cool. Hopefully they pull it off. So does a 12 minutes lightsaber duel. Its too bad Lucas wrote the thing since this kind of stuff could get me excited about seeing the movie. The other thing that would pull me in would be an epic confrontation between the Gungans and Ewoks in the middle of an asteroid filled with lave which is casually destroyed by a passing Star Destroyer in the midst of the afore mentioned space battle. I’d pay to see that.

  2. The Vader thing first surfaced sometime between “A New Hope” (which wasn’t called that then) and “Empire”. Hoth at one point was going to be a planet with both ice and jungle on it. Luke and Vader were going to have a fight, Vader was going to fall into the lava.

    Someday I hope Lucas sits down and writes a book telling all the iterations (hey, does that help your rating?) the epic went through. I’d also like to hear JMS on how many hoops and changes he used for Babylon 5.

    As for B&B on Star Trek: I hope they are writing their resumes.

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