I was just listening to BBC Radio 4 (The UK's national arts and culture radio station). Hugh Quarshie appeared on a chat show. He said that he was offered the chance to reprise his role as Captain Panaka in Episode Two, but didn't consider Lucas' pay offer as reasonable given the box-office take of Episode One.
Q: "Would you turn down parts for ideological reasons?"
Hugh Quarshie: "Well, not ideological, but financial... ...George Lucas felt he couldn't afford to be as generous as he would have like to have been...."
Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch Posted By Philip on November 25, 2014: Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.