domingo, maio 08, 2005
Lucas previews final, dark chapter in 'Star Wars'
SKYWALKER RANCH, Calif. (Reuters) - The force is back, but for the final installment in the nearly 30-year-old "Star Wars" saga it is the dark side that comes to dominate.
Director George Lucas on Wednesday gave reporters their first look at "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," in which fans around the world will see young Anakin Skywalker don the black battle mask of menacing Darth Vader as he is lured to evil.
The fate of the one-time aspiring Jedi Knight trained by master Obi-Wan Kenobi is already universally known, but the details of his transformation to the dark side are what fans want to know.
Lucas told reporters he envisioned the first three films, which began with "Star Wars" in 1977, as rousing entertainment about the children of Anakin and Senator Padme Amidala -- Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.
The final three films that began with "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" in 1999, tell the parents' more conflicted tale. "I knew this would be a more mature look at the story," Lucas said.
After Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) face down their rival Count Dooku, they learn more evil is afoot in the galactic Republic, which is taken over by Chancellor, soon-to-be-Emperor, Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid).
Skywalker is allied with Palpatine, which upsets the Jedis because they believe the chancellor is trying to grab power by controlling the Republic's Senate. The senior member of the Jedi Council, Mace Windu, tries to undermine Palpatine, but his purposes are unclear to Anakin and equally suspicious.
These two competing forces -- Palpatine and the Jedis -- coupled with premonitions that Anakin's loving wife Amidala will soon die during childbirth, weigh heavily on the young space warrior.
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