Entertainment Tonight is preparing to glue Star Wars fans to the television as they will be going behind the scenes of Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith and give viewers a sneak peek at the unprecedented, four-panel cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
On the show, airing tonight, ET will enveil the Vanity Fair cover, which will feature the old and the new as Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams are featured alongside Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Samuel L. Jackson, George Lucas and, of course, Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca.
In an article posted over at Entertainment Tonight‘s website Jim Windolf, Vanity Fair contributing editor, said, “This is the movie for people who didn’t quite get the last two but enjoyed the first three… They’re going to understand because there’s going to be Wookies. So you can’t go wrong with a lot of Wookies in the movie.”
“Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen worked with the martial arts expert at the Skywalker Ranch for eight hours a day for weeks perfecting these moves so it looks natural,” says Windolf. “We know that in the original ‘Star Wars’ movie Darth Vader ends up killing Obi-Wan Kenobi, so this is going to be a battle that is going to severely injure Anakin Skywalker and it looks like this is the reason Darth Vader has to wear that suit.”
And if you haven’t yet heard, the film is going to be quite dark, dark enough for a mention that a PG-13 rating may be in the works as Lucas “hints that Anakin Skywalker is literally going to go to the underworld, to hell itself,” says Windolf. “He says it’s going to be a violent movie; it looks like he’s prepared to accept a PG-13 rating,” which none of the previous films have received.
There is a lot more to the article, so click here to check it out as anticipation continues to build until May 19th, when Revenge of the Sith hits theaters. As for the Vanity Fair cover you will also be able to see it on E! News and in today’s edition of the New York Post.
UPDATE!!! The cover can be seen now on the official Star Wars website by clicking the pic below.