Production Company: LucasFilm
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
Cast: Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan/Ben Kenobi, Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Lord Darth Vader, Natalie Portman as Senator Amidala/Padme Naberrie-Skywalker, Ian McDiarmid as Supreme Chancellor/Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu, Christopher Lee as Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Kenny Baker as R2-D2, Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca, Frank Oz as voice of Yoda, Jimmy Smits as Senator Bail Organa, Genevieve O’Reilly as Senator Mon Mothma, Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks and Joel Edgerton as Owen Lars
Crew: George Lucas ( writer and director); Rick McCallum (producer)
After three long years of relentless fighting, the Clone Wars are nearly at an end. The Jedi Council dispatches Obi-Wan Kenobi to bring General Grievous, the deadly leader of the Separatist droid army, to justice. Meanwhile, back on Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine has grown in power. His sweeping political changes transform the war-weary Republic into the mighty Galactic Empire. To his closest ally, Anakin Skywalker, he reveals the true nature of power and the promised secrets of the Force in an attempt to lure him to the dark side.
The title to this film is based on a false name given to Return Of The Jedi, which was Revenge Of The Jedi. In the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi, George Lucas himself stated that they purposely leaked out the name as Revenge Of The Jedi in order to catch people making bootleg merchandise.
Unlike the previous Star Wars films, which were shot both on soundstages and on location, this episode was filmed entirely in the studio. The only location work was a background plate shot during the production of Episode II.
Actors Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen trained for two months in fencing and fitness in preparation for their fight sequences.
The original design of Anakin had him sporting a mohawk, a tattoo on his right arm and a shredded looking design to his Jedi robes. Lucas said that it was, too much. The design was later changed to traditional robes and long hair in a pony-tail. Hayden Christensen thought it was too pretty. Finally, they settled on the design similar to Obi-Wan’s look in Episode II.
George Lucas filmed a short scene for Episode III in the Tunisian desert during the production of Episode II, to avoid the inconvenience of having to fly the team back. It is widely rumored to be the so-called Harry Potter scene, in which Obi-Wan Kenobi delivers the infant Luke Skywalker to his aunt and uncle.
The lightsaber that Obi-Wan will use this movie, will be the same as the one in Star Wars (1977)
George Lucas has said that this would be the last Star Wars film he would make.
Official Websites: starwars.com
Release Dates: MAY 19, 2005
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION / ADVENTURE / ACTION