of the Sith title here to stay?
July 28, 2004
Recently, I have heard speculation that Episode III's newly released title, Revenge
of the Sith, is
a ruse, and that the real title of Episode III will not be disclosed
until the movie's premiere. This sounds totally bogus to me. As you may already
know, I was there when the Revenge
of the Sith title was released at Star Wars Spectacular on
July 24, 2004 at Comic-Con
International. Right after the title was revealed,
Steve Sansweet assured fans that this time around, the word 'Revenge' was
in the title.
That got a laugh.
I do not think that any Lucasfilm representative could lie to fans at point blank
range. It would not be right, and would spur a wave of outrage among fans. Plus
why get everyones' hopes up this early? It all just doesn't add up.
There was a REASON for George Lucas's decision to change Episode VI's title from
Revenge of the Jedi to Return of the Jedi. It would not be
in a Jedi's character
desire revenge, Lucas decided.
There would be no logical reason to change Episode III's title, on the
other hand, because unlike Jedi, Sith CAN and DO have revenge. Remember
one of the few lines
of dialogue that Darth Maul had in Episode I? "At last we will reveal ourselves
to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge." Episode III's title is right
from the Sith Lord's mouth, for crying out loud.
As one final note, according to StarWars.com's
current poll, 86% of Star Wars fans either "like" or "love" the
title Revenge of the Sith. That's a pretty overwhelming majority. If
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Anyhow, I think that's enough griping for one night. The point is, the title
ain't changing, people. Revenge of the Sith is here to stay. Don't believe
me? Wait till May 19, 2005.
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