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Maintained By -Commander_Thigh-

Last Updated: February 6th, 2005

Please note, the info in this section contains spoilers.

Aayla Secura
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Luke & Leia
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Fights & Battles

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Plot Points
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Plot Points

  • The disappearing Jedi issue will be resolved in EP3. - GL
  • The Jedi who has been hiding Kamino from the Jedi will be revealed in Ep3. - GL
  • The character who ordered the clones was seen onscreen in Ep2. -PH
  • The Jedi who ordered the clone army will be revealed in Ep3. - GL
  • Ep3 will provide the answers the fans have been waiting for, but may also pose some new questions. - RM
  • The last ten minutes of the film will be "a dream come true" for all fans. - RM
  • The last 10 minutes of the film will definitely pull some emotions. -DG
  • The last 10 minutes of the film keeps with the traditional endings of Star Wars films, but since we know the futures of the characters and the locations we will see glimpses of, the ending will have more of an impact than usual. -PH
  • The "no disintegrations" line will not be explained in Ep3. -PH
  • The "force ghost" theory will be explained. -PH
  • The force ghost explanation and plot point will really add a subtext to the last shot of the Jedi spirits in ROTJ that wasn't there before. -PH
  • We will not see any Jedi spirits in Ep3, but it will be explained why some Jedi have the ability to appear as spirits and others do not. -PH
  • By the end of Ep3 we will know why some Jedi disappear and others do not. -PH
  • We will not see the Jedi Trials in the film. -PH
  • There will not be any grand surprises but we will have a sense of familiarity with how the story of Ep3 unfolds. What surprises there are will revolve around the new locations, characters and elements that no one had predicted. For the prequels, the big surprise was when we learned in Ep1 that Darth Vader was once an innocent little kid. -PH
  • The Dagobah cave was explained in Ep5 and will not need further explanation in Ep3. -PH
  • In one specific case, a hero will disguise themselves to avoid their enemy. -PH
  • The Tusken Slaughter is mentioned in Ep3. -PH
  • Qui-Gon Jinn is not forgotten in Ep3, especially by those closest to him. -PH
  • Qui-Gon's actions and choices in TPM shape the events of the saga in such important ways, such as the developing Anakin/Obi-Wan dynamic. -PH
  • Shmi Skywalker is mentioned in Ep3. -PH
  • Ep3 is pretty much Republic vs. Separatists, Jedi vs. Sith, with some cultural ambiguities, but no distinct factions of note. And the underworld (bounty hunters or Jabba's syndicate) does not factor into this story. -PH
  • Leia's recollections as described in Return of the Jedi have no inherent flaws and are valid given the greater context of the saga. But I suspect those looking for contradictions always find them. -PH
  • Not all the Jedi will be wiped out by the end of Ep3. Given that there are hundreds of Jedi, and we've not seen them all, it can't all happen within the span of a two-hour movie. There's almost two decades between III and IV where the bulk of this happens, so you won't see hundreds of Jedi get wiped out. But you do see the start of these events in a big way, and understand how it came to pass. -PH
  • We will not hear the entire prophecy in Ep3. -PH
  • The reason why we do not see organizations like the Trade Federation, Commerce Guild, Techno Union etc. is because they are absorbed by the Empire by Ep4. That's a major reason as to how the Empire gets its vast war machine. Episode III will start that ball rolling, but it's not something that happens onscreen. -PH
  • Ep3 will not detail how many Jedi are left. This will be for the spin-off material to determine. -PH
  • Ep3 will not offer a reason as to why Jedi were not cloned. -PH
  • "George was only talking about C-3PO being the droid that had his memory erased, if my memory serves me correctly." -PH
  • We will not see Boba Fett having a personal hatred toward the Skywalker family in Ep III. -PH
  • Palpatine will not know about Luke and Leia. -PH
  • "The issue of the living force vs. the unifying force will not be discussed in Episode III with such direct labels, though there is some food for debate in there." -PH
  • The Ep3 summary on the Clone Wars cartoon timeline is accurate. -PH
  • The only insight on Sith history will be recent history, not ancient history (pre-TPM). -PH
  • There's no explicitly designated military council directing the progress of the war, but it is understood that in Episode III, the Senate has been trying to direct the war -- rather ineffectively. Guess who steps in to run the show? -PH
  • Grievous fits into Episode III well and is a necessity to the story. He's pretty important to the completion of a very specific story arc. - PH
  • The issue of the Jedi's arrogance will be in Episode III, as well as their difficulty to perceive the future through the unifying Force. At least one Jedi is smartening up as to the nature of the prophecy. - PH
  • There is no black lightsaber in Episode III. - PH
  • Tatooine will not be conquered by the new Empire in Episode III. - PH
  • Padm? is not carrying more than two children. - PH
  • Anakin did not erase Kamino from the Jedi Archives. - PH
  • Only Yoda, Obi-Wan, and later, Anakin seem to figure out the force-ghost trick. - PH
  • Yoda does not discover anything about the Sith or the Force on Kashyyyk. - PH
  • Padm? will give birth to the twins on a brand-new, never-before-seen world. - PH
  • Tion Meddon's people are very much involved in some sort of fighting. Their planet is the site of a major battle. - PH
  • The rumor that no Force-sensitive children will be born until ROTJ after Anakin's transformation into Vader is false. - PH
  • Palpatine's first/last name will not be revealed in Episode III. - PH
  • The Fireship Captain's role will be tied into the opening space battle. - PH
  • Palpatine is not in love with Padm?. - PH
  • Darth Sidious does not have a clone of himself. - PH
  • There was mention in Episode III's script that the Jedi's power has diminished. - PH
  • Artoo does not have a spycam in his dome head during the Prequel Trilogy. - PH
  • There is a hull breech early on in the film. - PH
  • There are references to "famous" Sith Lords of the past. - PH
  • Obi-Wan and Anakin do not speak to each other about Qui-Gon at any point in the movie, but other characters do bring him up. - PH
  • Yoda was never a Sith. - PH
  • The old concept of "The Journal of the Whills" hasn't entirely been forgotten. - PH
  • Much like Obi-Wan winced when he felt the destruction of Alderaan in A New Hope, a sudden catastrophe stops Yoda dead in his tracks. Greatly unsettled, he grimaces, disturbed by a dark and distant turn of events. George says to think of it as emotional pain, not physical pain, the heartbreak of betrayal and loss. To try and convey his vision to animators, George also suggests, "Think of it like...finding out your sixteen-year-old son has been arrested for dealing drugs, after all you've done for him. And he's a mass-murderer." - OS
  • "We've never really seen the Emperor without his hood on, and now for Episode III we're going to see what he looks like." - DE
  • The remote world of Utapau has become the secret sanctuary of the Separatist forces. - OS
  • The corporate barons of the Confederacy got more than they bargained for when they agreed upon a hostile takeover of Kashyyyk. - OS
  • The Separatist commerce barons know that Dooku's master is Darth Sidious. - PH
  • In October 2002, Episode III was to open with quick glimpses of many battles on many different planets to show the galactic scope of the Clone Wars. - OS
  • By Episode III, the Sith are ready to reveal themselves. There's no more need for subterfuge, no more need for skulking in the shadows. Darth Sidious, the Sith mastermind, will make good on a 1000-year plot to finally avenge the fallen order, destroy the Jedi Knights, and retake command of the galaxy. - PH
  • "We all know that in [Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope] there are only four Jedi, so the remaining Jedi will undoubtedly be killed in [Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith]. I trained for two weeks to learn over 140 moves for one fight sequence that will be electrifying." - SLJ
  • The Jedi Knights pay a terrible price for the Clone Wars. The ancient order does not survive the birth of the Empire, and their greatest warriors, scattered on many different fronts, are cut off from the Jedi Temple, forced into hiding or worse. - OS
  • [Anakin] converts from Jedi to Sith without knowing it or even wanting it and becomes enmeshed in a trap by the Emperor. - CL
  • Obi-Wan believes that once he eliminates General Grievous, it will end the war. - Homing Beacon #127
  • "Obi-Wan knows his Padawan is responsible for [recent devastating events]. It's like a parent knowing that his child has become truant but not knowing the extent of the damage until it was too late. Obi-Wan knew his child was responsible for all this in the blink of an eye, and as a Master, he is responsible for his Padawan." - DL
  • Nothing like the Art of Revenge image "Droid Hell" is in Episode III. - PH
  • The issue of who ordered the clone army will not be touched upon in Episode III. - PH
  • The midichlorians are part of a backstory that will go over 80% of the audience's heads. - PH

Acronym Key:

GL = George Lucas (Director)
OS = Official Site (starwars.com)
RM = Rick McCallum (Producer)
CF = Colin Fletcher (First Assistant Director)
NP = Natalie Portman (Actress)
HC = Hayden Christensen
RB = Roger Barton (Film Editor)
IM = Ian McDiarmid (Actor)
GT = Genndy Tartakovsky (Clone Wars Animated Series Creator)
C2 = Celebration II
BB = Ben Burtt (Sound Editor)
JEJ = James Earl Jones (Voice Actor)
JK = John Knoll (Visual Effects/ILM)
PE = Paul Ens (Official Site)
GB = Gavin Bocquet (Production Designer)
JE = Joel Edgerton (Actor)
PM = Peter Mayhew (Actor)
RC = Rob Coleman (Visual Effects/ILM Supervisor)
AA = Amy Allen (Actress)
BS = Bruce Spence (Actor)
BL = Bai Ling (Actress)
CSC = Caroline de Souza Correa (Actress)
NG = Nikki Gooley (Makeup Supervisor)
JB = Jon Berg (Modelmaker)
EL = Euisung Lee (Animatics Artist)
LP = Lorne Peterson (Modelmaker)
DW = David Weitzberg (Visual Effects Artist)
MR = Master Replicas (Prop Replica Company)
DE = Dave Elsey (Creature Shop Creative Supervisor)
AD = Anthony Daniels (Actor)
MW = Matthew Wood (Supervising Sound Editor/Voice Actor)
TB = Trisha Biggar (Costume Designer)
SLJ = Samuel L. Jackson (Actor)
PH = Pablo Hidalgo (Official Site, Webcam)
RC = Ryan Church (Concept Artist)
DG = Dan Gregoire (Pre-Visualization Effects Supervisor)
DB = Don Bies (Droid Unit Supervisor)
NG = Nick Gillard (Stunt Coordinator/Swordmaster)
THC = Topps Heritage Card
AFCB = Action Figure Card Back
MK = Michael Kingma (Actor)
CL = Christopher Lee (Actor)
JL = James Luceno (Writer)
BG = Brian Gernand (Model Supervisor)

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