I didn’t expect this today, though I’ve heard rumours of it!
Yesterday Lucasarts announced that they are releasing the Star Wars hexalogy as a BD set next year, and as a part of the release, previously unseen footage will be included as extra material.
In Return of The Jedi, Vader confronts Luke, and notes that Luke has built a new light sabre, commending his work on it. We never got to see Luke actually building the sabre, which always puzzled me. He got his first sabre (which you all know was Vader’s old sabre – or Anakin’s, rather) from Kenobi in A New Hope, and they made a big deal out of it back then (Norwegian fans will also cringe remembering the subtitler translating “the light sabre” to “den lette sabelen” (the LIGHTWEIGHT sabre)). But at the peak of the Star Wars story, he’s got a new sabre all of a sudden, and we’re left to accept that he just built it inbetween things.
Now, here’s a treat for y’all:
If Lynch had taken up Lucas’ offer, Return of the Jedi would definately have looked felt very different.
What strikes me is how bold an idea this was to George Lucas at the time. Lynch had just finished The Elephant Man, and before that, Eraserhead, none of which had any elements even close to what Lucas needed for RotJ. However, Lynch’s next project was actually a sci-fi adventure movie. The 1984 epic Dune, starring Kyle MacLachlan, has many similarities to Star Wars, and I’m not all sure David Lynch would be a bad choice for directing a Star Wars movie (but if so, I think it should have been Revenge of the Sith).
I found this wicked photo on myfirstfail.com and thought I’d challenge you with a small trivia – without googling, mind you:
1 point: name the movie
2 points: name the director
3 points: name the character
4 points: name the actor
5 points: name the drink
Leave your answers as a comment, you’ve got until tomorrow! Winner gets a robot drawn in two minutes using Paint!
I’d hand over all my treats to this toddler if he came a-knocking on Halloween. Ghosts and ghouls doesn’t scare me half as much as this kid.