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Episode II DVD Insert Images Leaked (Supposedly)

The web site
The Latino Review has posted scans of what they claim is Episode II's DVD insert. Lucasfilm reps have since contacted the webmaster and asked them to kindly remove the revealing jpegs, giving more credibility to the authenticity of the images.

According to the artwork, you can expect the following from this fall's release of AOTC's DVD:

  • 2 Discs
  • The film presented in anamorphic wide screen, Dolby 5.1 EX and 2.0
  • Audio commentary from George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ben Burtt, Rob Coleman, Pablo Helman, John Knoll and Ben Snow (you'd think they would consider adding an actor track, other movies do it, but in this case, Star Wars is such a collective effort, it really is a technical accomplishment more than anything else)
  • Eight Deleted Scenes
  • Various documentaries including a number of those already available at www.starwars.com (they're including a trailer for "R2-D2: Beneath the Dome", a shame they can't squeeze in the whole thing.)

Lord knows what Easter eggs are waiting for us...

So far the only rumor floating around still leaves the DVD coming out November 26, 2002. According to a E Online article, there is going to be plenty of titles being released for the xmas season competing bitterly for sales, including blockbusters like Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, and MIB:II


Countdown to Episode III

Well, three years to go to the last
Star Wars movie. If Lucas wants to make more later on, he'll probably have to settle on a story that doesn't involve Anakin Skywalker. While it would probably be a commercial hit just like all the other Star Wars films, would it still be considered Star Wars?

It seems to be dawning on some people that Lucas may not make another SW movie (although I'm certain we are going to get many digital makeovers of all 6 films many times in our lives) and there's some desperation on their part to be heard by Lucas.

Steven Spielberg wants to direct Episode III

"I've asked him. He won't let me do one." These are the sad words of Steven Spielberg regarding his requests to direct Star Wars being turned down. For years, the director has begged George Lucas for a shot.

"I wanted to do one 15 years ago, and he didn't want me to do it. I understand why - Star Wars is George's baby." He mentioned he's still very interested in helming a story that takes place in a galaxy, far, far away.

However, he'll soon be busy with another Lucas franchise, filming a fourth Indiana Jones movie. "It's gonna be very exciting. Even though he'll be 62 years old by the time this film comes out, Harrison hasn't lost the snap of his whip." (Maybe we'll find out what happens to his eye.)

Perhaps, being the director of so many blockbuster movies and handling them so very well (tell me, who else can do Jaws or Jurassic Park and not make it look like a crappy movie?), he is our man for the job. George, Rick, if you're reading this, "Directed by Steven Spielberg" is your best bet at breaking the Titanic barrier!

David Prowse wants to wear the suit one last time

The script for Ep III is close to complete, and full blown production is starting a year from now. All David Prowse wants is a chance to reprise the role he invented.

The people at Lucasfilm have stated a few times already that Episode III will indeed require the voice work of James Earl Jones. Darth Vader WILL appear before the end of the movie. (If it were up to me, it would happen pretty early in the movie...)

David Prowse (the man who wore the Darth Vader suit all throughout the original trilogy) has stated that he would like to reprise his famous role in Episode III. He does requires hip surgery and has arthritis. However, if he's up to it, he'd very much like to do it, and has stated he'd be very disappointed to see someone else wear the suit if he's capable of wearing it.

Let's hope George Lucas is at least considering the possibility. The truth is we may never see his face or hear his voice, but David Prowse invented the physical persona of Vader. Anyone else would have to imitate him.

On a totally separate note, future Darth Vader Hayden Christensen claims HE wants to wear the Vader suit. As if that is ever going to happen!

Feel free to check out David Prowse's official website, http://www.darthvader-starwars.com/ . He's coming out with a book called 'Straight from the Force's Mouth', that has to do with his association with Star Wars for the last 25 years.

www.starwarsfaq.com will be covering any and all news regarding Episode III as it comes out. Check out the Episode III FAQ for all facts currently available.

If anyone knows of any facts or rumors about Episode III, or suggestions regarding the coverage of Episode III in this site, feel free to contact me at the address at the bottom of the page.


 


Episode II Box Office Performance

As all Star Wars movies have broken box office records, www.starwarsfaq.com is tracking the box office performance of Episode II to compare it to its predecessors'.
(Domestic box office stats only for now.)
Thursday, May 16 $30,141,417
Friday, May 17 $24,404,757
Saturday, May 18 $31,253,618
Sunday, May 19 $24,369,439
Monday, May 20 $10,660,341
Tuesday, May 21 $7,502,796
Wednesday, May 22 $6,536,835
Thursday, May 23 $6,436,564
Friday, May 24 $12,783,000
Saturday, May 25  
Sunday, May 26  
   
Total $154,089,000

In order to compare, here are the final domestic numbers for the previous Star Wars films:

(Domestic box office stats only for now.)
Star Wars $919,923,451
The Empire Strikes Back $498,089,402
The Return of the Jedi $478,971,428
The Phantom Menace $431,088,297

Considering that Episode II cranked out $154,089,000 in its first 8 days of domestic release, it's well on its way to joining it's predecessors as some of the highest grossing movies of all time.
 


About This Site 

www.starwarsfaq.com began it's life as the Episode I FAQ, created by Darth Overload. Once Episode II came out, I was inspired to have a full website with information about all the Star Wars movies  

I am looking to showcase different things on this site. Including: News, Q&A on the Star Wars Trilogies, coverage of Episode III, weekly original desktop wallpapers, articles of interest, original drinking games, etc.

I welcome any ideas anyone may have to make this site more enjoyable for all. E-mail me with your suggestions!
 


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