July 25, 2004

Star Wars Episode III title revealed!

The title was revealed to a packed audience Saturday afternoon at the San Diego Comicon.

starwars.com is pleased to announce that Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith is the full title of the next Star Wars film, scheduled for release on May 19, 2005.

The Sith are masters of the dark side of the Force and the sworn enemies of the Jedi. They were all but exterminated by the Jedi a thousand years ago, but the evil order continued in secrecy. They operated quietly, behind the scenes, acting in pairs - a Master and an Apprentice - patiently biding their time before they could take over the galaxy. In Episode III, they'll finally exact their revenge on the Jedi.

My inner geek is pleased.

Posted by mhking at July 25, 2004 12:19 AM

Sounds like something that happened to me in Latvia!

Posted by: Joel (No Pundit Intended) at July 25, 2004 12:40 AM

Considering the leader in the clubhouse was "Birth of the Empire, I'm fine with this title.

Posted by: frinklin at July 25, 2004 01:53 AM

When do you think the line will start? After all, it's only 10 months away!!

Posted by: Denise at July 25, 2004 04:56 AM

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Or, as it will be known in the inevitable shorthand, "Star Wars ROTS."

George Lucas used to be better at marketing than that.

Posted by: McGehee at July 25, 2004 06:29 AM

Oddly enough, the original name of "return of the jedi" was "revenge of the jedi", and it had pretty much the same red-on-black splash. They changed it because it sounded too negative.

I've still got that t-shirt, somewhere.

Posted by: Rube at July 25, 2004 05:06 PM

At least dyslexics can derive some entertainment value from this, unlike those of us who've been burned by Lucas one time too many.

Posted by: Alan S. at July 26, 2004 05:02 PM
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