There was some news yesterday of new Star Wars:
Revenge of the Sith pics and stills. I checked them out and they sucked
[a shot of Anakin]. Today, however, it seems that Starwars.Com has just
released the boatload of pics for our viewing pleasure.
He works with that hair
New Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Pics and Stills
Check these out! They are pretty rad. The best one is the shot of General
Grievous, who is already getting notoriety for his ability to frighten children.
Man, I am hoping, HOPING, that this film does Star Wars some justice. I
have seen every preview, documentary, and clip now that has anything to
do with the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III. With these resources,
and with this AWESOME REVIEW WITH SPOILERS,
i am getting very hopeful. Lucas, if you blow this, I swear to God! If you
have not seen the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith trailer, you can VIEW
Enjoy the Stills!
General Grievous Pic
This is right off my favorite new picture to be released. This guy looks badass, here is a part of the story behind
Fity percent cyborg, fity percent alien, one hundred percent angel.
From within the ranks of the Confederacy came General Grievous,
a brilliant strategist unhindered by compassion or scruples. His lightning
strikes and effective campaigns caused his reputation to grow in the eyes
of a frightened Republic. To many, he eclipsed the threat posed by Count
Dooku, the charismatic leader of the Confederacy's political battlefields
-- Grievous was the face of the enemy.
A twisted melding of flesh and metal, General Grievous'
body is a deadly weapon forged by the cutting edge developers of the Confederacy.
Within the hardened carapace beats the heart of a remorseless killer. Grievous
hunted Jedi for sport and proudly displayed his victims' lightsabers around
his belt as trophies of his conquests. His unorthodox fighting form and
mechanical enhancements gave him an edge in close-quarters combat, and his
strategic ingenuity and flawless cunning rendered him almost invincible
against the Jedi.
You can't tell me that's not cool.
Obi-Wan Kanobi Pic
According to the early review, link posted above, Ewan McGregor will finally
have a chance to act in the final film in this Star Wars saga.
According to the report, "there is more emotion in ten minutes of Star
Wars: ROTS, then the whole two other films combined." Here is
the introduction to Obi-Wan [who will hopefully become just as bad ass as
Mace Windu, Jackson].
Ewan, looking more and more like Alec Guinness
As a General in the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi served
the Senate and the Republic heroically, on numerous historic battlefronts.
Despite his misgivings, he became a seasoned starfighter pilot, learning
several tricks from his unorthodox Padawan as the duo blazed a trail of
victory through Separatists lines.
The exploits of Skywalker and Kenobi became
legendary throughout the Republic. While Anakin was elevated
as the "Hero Without Fear" for his daring heroics, Obi-Wan's
more measured tactics earned him the reputation as "the Negotiator." Many
times Kenobi was able to cease hostilities without the
raising of a single blaster. When diplomacy failed and it did come to violence,
the General was ready. Kenobi had the control of a complete
army of clone troopers and the latest military hardware. His most trusted
clone soldier, Commander 2224 -- also known as Cody
[looks exactly like Jango Fett]-- served him well during
close calls on Cato Neimoidia and elsewhere.
During the Clone Wars, Kenobi ascended to the rank of Jedi
Master, and he occupied a position in the Jedi Council. He was able to contribute
to the highest levels of Jedi strategy, and such a vaunted position allowed
him to witness the strain between the Jedi order and the Office of the Chancellor
Darth Vader [Anakin Skywalker] Pic
Another 'first' look at Darth Vader, who will definitely appear in Revenge
of the Sith. Vader's voice sounds a little different, as it is young
Vader, but similar enough where many viewers will not even notice this minor
detail. Now, we have all seen what Vader looks like, so I found the story
to Vader [which most know] more interesting.
Vader! Good to see you again!
Skywalker was seduced by the dark side of the Force.
Fueled by rage and discontent with the pace of Obi-Wan's
training, Anakin challenged his master to a duel. Despite
newfound power bestowed by the dark side of the Force, which added to his
already formidable abilities, Anakin was grievously wounded
in the fight. His burning anger kept him alive, and he was forever scarred
not only by his wounds but also by betrayal. He abandoned his former identity.
When metal coupled with flesh in the form of cyborg implants and enhancements
required to sustain him, Skywalker's transformation was complete. He was
no longer Anakin. He was Darth Vader.
At the time of his transformation, Vader never knew he
was due to be the father of twins. Obi-Wan Kenobi hid the
children from the Dark Lord and Vader's master, Emperor
Palpatine. Vader somehow discovered that he had
a son, Luke Skywalker, but never suspected he had a daughter,
Leia, who was secretly taken to be raised by Bail
Organa, Viceroy and First Chairman of Alderaan.
In the chaos that accompanied Palpatine's rise to power,
Vader became one of the Emperor's most
loyal servants. The Emperor entrusted him with the elimination
of the Jedi Knights. During these dark times, Vader and
his agents destroyed the Jedi order.
Bail Organa Pic
I did not catch this character while watching any of the previous Star
Wars episodes. I did notice him, but did not know who he was. Now,
it seems that this character has some pull after all. The man that takes
Leia away and adopts her... interesting.
This is the adopted father of Leia Organa, AKA Leia Skywalker.
During the Clone Wars, Organa befriended General
Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the revered Jedi Knight served him well in
that terrible conflict. When Kenobi's apprentice, Anakin
Skywalker, succumbed to the dark side, Organa
hid one of Skywalker's twin offspring in the high court
of Alderaan. Bail and his wife had been
looking to adopt a child, and he came to raise and love young Leia
Organa as his own child.
Leia followed in Bail's political footsteps,
becoming the youngest member of the Imperial Senate. Leia
also decided to support the Alliance, using her diplomatic immunity to smuggle
supplies and information to Rebels. Together, the Organas
uncovered crucial technical information about the Empire's greatest weapon,
the Death Star.
The Rest of the Stills
Senator Palpatine, Emperor, Sidious
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is set for release on May 19, 2005