“Stars Wars III”: “‘Titanic’ in Space”

The final Star Wars movie will be an emotional “Titanic in space”, according to
director George Lucas.

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith will hit movie theatres in May
bringing to an end the most celebrated sci-fi film franchise in screen
history.

Episodes I and II, released 16 years after the last of the original trilogy
closer Return of the Jedi, were derided by critics and fans–who felt they
lacked the quality of their predecessors.

But Lucas is promising Episode III, which will bring the series to a close,
will be a different affair.

He says, “It’s a real tearjerker, and it will be received in a way that none
of us can expect.

“I feel that I’ve made the movie the best I can and it turned out the way I
wanted it to be, so I’m happy.”

And he insists he isn’t concerned about fans’ response to Episode III: “I
never try to anticipate what the world’s going to think or even worry about
whether they’re going to like it or not.

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“That’s not my job, to make people like my movies. They either like them or
they don’t. That’s completely out of my hands.”

Speaking at the Showest conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lucas refused to
give away the film’s plot–but screened the first six minutes of the film, and
told audience members, “Obviously, fans would love to see a movie about Darth
Vader running around killing people.”

“I’m not telling that story, and I’m not interested in that. That’s not what
the movie is.

“This first trilogy is really about the father, the struggles of a father, or
a man, basically, to find himself, and at the same time fall into a trap of
wanting certain powers, making a pact with the devil and basically spending the
rest of his life regretting it.”

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