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Lucasfilm announces new Star Wars title

By Dave Menendez
Sunday, July 25, 2004, at 11:12 PM

Summary: It seems the next installment of Star Wars will be called Revenge of the Sith

Well, according to the AP, the next Star Wars film will be entitled Revenge of the Sith, which is a nice parallel to Revenge of the Jedi, the original title for Return of the Jedi.

Thus, the six films together will be:

  1. The Phantom Menace
  2. Attack of the Clones
  3. Revenge of the Sith
  4. A New Hope
  5. The Empire Strikes Back
  6. Return of the Jedi

Three have the form “X of the Y”, two are noun phrases, and one is a complete sentence (interestingly enough, it’s the one which is generally agreed to be the best).

I don’t know if I’ll see it. The Phantom Menace was such a disappointment that it soured me on the whole series to some extent. I still haven’t seen Attack of the Clones. On the other hand, it might be interesting to see how George Lucas deals with the fact that the protagonist of the two prior films transforms into Darth Vader. If nothing else, it seems like it would be a downer.