”Star Wars”: Talk about the DVDs and ”Episode III”
On the heels of the long-awaited DVD release of the original Star Wars Trilogy comes buzz about May 2005’s Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, in which Anakin Skywalker turns his back on the Jedi and goes to the Dark Side. A few advance details: Chewbacca’s back; the primary villain is a multilimbed separatist leader named General Grievous; and there’ll be an epic lightsaber battle between Anakin (Hayden Christensen) and his mentor Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor), which, the film’s stunt coordinator has said, will be ”the longest fight scene in cinematic history.” (Get more about the upcoming chapter.)
What would you most like to see in Episode III? Did watching Trilogy on DVD — complete with George Lucas’ tweaks (including the insertion of Christensen’s image at the end of Return of the Jedi) — raise or lower your excitement level? And where should the franchise go from here? Make your Force-full arguments below.