STAR WARS FAQS

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WHAT ABOUT EPISODES VII, VIII, AND IX?
Episode I FAQs

There are no Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. There was supposedly a time when George Lucas expressed his story for Star Wars as a nine chapter story, but in a recent interview in Premiere Magazine, he denied that, saying fans wrongly assumed nine movies would be made.

WHERE ARE THE CHARACTERS FROM THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY?
Episode I FAQs
As the name Episode I suggests, this is a Prequel trilogy. This means it takes place BEFORE the original Star Wars Trilogy. Some of the characters most of us have grown up with (Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker) have yet to be born, while others (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Yoda, Jabba the Hut, R2-D2, C3PO, and Emperor Palatine/Darth Sidious) appear as younger versions of themselves. (Approx. 40 years younger.) Chewbacca (as claimed by some sources to be 200 years old) has yet to appear.

WHEN DOES THIS STORY TAKE PLACE RELATIVE TO THE STAR WARS SAGA?
Episode II FAQs
Episode II: Attack of the Clones takes place approximately 10 years after Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and approximately 30 years before Episode IV: A New Hope (the original Star Wars movie). In ANH, Obi-Wan told Luke he fought along side his father during the Clone Wars. This movie is the begining of those wars.

WHEN DOES THIS STORY TAKE PLACE RELATIVE TO THE STAR WARS SAGA?
Episode III FAQs
About 10 years after Episode II:Attack of the Clones. Why, you ask? Luke and Leia are about 20 at the time of ANH. According to an interview with Rick McCallum (producer on the prequel trilogy), we’ll see Luke being born in Episode III. That puts it 20 years before ANH, which is 10 years after AOTC.

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WAS STAR WARS ORIGINALLY SUPPOSED TO BE A TRILOGY?
Star Wars Glossary
When Star Wars was first released, it didn’t have the “Episode IV” inscribed in the crawl. That was added at least a year after its original release in 1977.

I HEARD THE MOVIE WAS SHOT ON DIGITAL VIDEO. WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE CAMERA?
Episode II FAQs
Lucas shot Episode II with a Sony HDW-F900 high-definition digital camera, outfitted with custom-made lenses from Panavision. The camera was designed for both digital cinematography and HDTV production. The marketing people at Sony claim this camera capitalizes on the advantages of digital video, but keeps the aesthetic look of 35mm film.

IS IT TRUE ALEC GUINNESS AND PETER CUSHING ARE DEAD? 
Star Wars Glossary
Sir Alec Guiness passed away early August of 2000, and Peter Cushing passed away in late August 1994.

WHAT ABOUT THE TRILOGY AFTER RETURN OF THE JEDI? 
Star Wars Glossary
There are no Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. There was supposedly a time when George Lucas expressed his story for Star Wars as a nine chapter story, but in a recent interview in Premiere Magazine, he denied that, saying fans wrongly assumed nine movies would be made.