View Full Version : STAR WARS 3: Only a Year To Go!! (Warning, this thread now contains a spoiler!)

19-05-04, 22:56
A year from today, Star Wars: Episode III will make its big-screen debut in theaters around the world. As previously reported, May 19, 2005 is the premiere date for the final film of the Star Wars saga.
The film is currently in the thick of postproduction, with the edit undergoing daily changes. With a phase of additional photography still scheduled for August, there are notable holes to fill in the edit, but animatic placeholders fill in the gaps for now.

This week, a small Second Unit will be active in Sydney, Australia, shooting a scene of background Wookiees played by towering Australian locals. Also scheduled for this shoot are individual elements of Temuera Morrison in his clone commander role.

Later in the week, intercontinental audio recording sessions will be held at Skywalker Ranch. A high-speed tie-line will connect Director George Lucas to a studio in Australia, as Temuera Morrison records his dialogue. Actor Bruce Spence is also scheduled for dialogue recording, in his role as the helpful alien, Tion Meddon.

Currently, ILM is busily working away on over two thousand effects shots. With the evolving edit, they are concentrating on those parts of the film that are locked down. The ILM Model Shop is working on two of its most colossal miniatures for Episode III -- one is an exterior environment that stands over 15 feet tall. As it stands, ILM has equaled the number of completed shots for Episode II at this same point of production, a year prior to its May 2002 premiere. Though those eager to see Episode III have May 19 circled on their calendars, ILM's deadline is April 1, 2005.

It should be pointed out that despite information posted on other forums, the title of Episode Three HAS NOT been officially announced.

[ 21. May 2004, 00:52: Message edited by: RobBo ]

20-05-04, 23:49
I had to track this img down 'cos it has been deleted from sw.c. This is a possibly the first picture you will have seen of Darth Vader as he will appear in episode 3....... http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/354/sw_update1.jpg

.........true believers will note the thinner arms and differing posture from the OT Darth...this is Anakin rebuilt!

20-05-04, 23:53
So we should see the birth of Luke and Leia in this episode, and how Darth Vader came to be.

20-05-04, 23:55
That's right...we will! ;)