'Star Wars 3' Like 'Titanic In Space' Says Lucas[Friday, March 18th, 2005]
Director George Lucas says the final Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, will be like "Titanic in space" because of its emotional content. "It's a real tearjerker, and it will be received in a way that none of us can expect," he told an audience at the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas.
Lucas says he's not worried about fan reaction to the movie. "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. 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," said Lucas. "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."
The audience at ShoWest were also shown the first six minutes from the film. The scene featured Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, played by Hayden Christensen and master Obi-Wan Kenobe, played by Ewan McGregor, engaging in a space battle.
"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."
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith opens everywhere May 19th.
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