Looks like the Star Wars hype generation machine is starting to rev up as more and more news, images, and tidbits are coming out lately. Coming Soon has scooped the cover image of the upcoming Star Wars-heavy issue of Premiere magazine. Click on the small image to see the larger version at their site. A couple of days ago I also saw a spoilerific (and very gruesome :shock: ) image from Episode III at the very cool Filmrot.com site. If that is in fact an image from Revenge of the Sith, then there’s no doubt about it’s PG-13 rating. I’m just wondering how they’re going to market this at Burger King… “Would you like a char-broiled Anakin with your char-broiled kiddie meal?”

Along with the cover (which I grudgingly admit makes Christensen look pretty cool), there’s a short but significant quote by George Lucas:

“A lot of my life has been wrapped up in this one thing. I can walk away from this now ’cause I feel it’s the best I could do … this is the film that people want to see….”

I don’t know… I’m starting to get a sneaking suspicion that this movie might actually redeem Lucas’ work on the last two films, and that the definitive Star Wars collection may consist of Episodes III-VI.

At least I’ll feel that way until Hayden’s first line of dialogue. And before you go jumping on me for criticising him, I really think it’s Lucas’ direction and not Hayden’s acting ability that made me loathe his performance in Attack of the Clones.