There was talk a long time ago, far, far away, that Steven Spielberg was going to help out on Star Wars: Episode III, but there were never any clear cut explanations on how exactly he helped. Now in an interview with J. W. Rinzler, author of “The Making of Revenge of the Sith,” Rinzler tells the official StarWars.com website what Spielberg helped out with.
Steven Spielberg was involved in some of the animatic sequences in the film. Can you tell us about that?
As George explains in the book, he gave Spielberg a few scenes to play with at the animatics stage: a bit of the Mustafar duel, and Yoda’s duel with the Emperor, along with a couple of others. How much of Spielberg’s contribution made it to the final film, only Lucas or Spielberg could say, particularly as George revised and reinvented every scene in the film so extensively in editorial.