Filming Final 'Star Wars' Made Lucas Nostalgic
May 3, 2005
The final battle is about to begin in the heavens and at the box office. That's right, the Jedi are coming just one more time as the last of the epic "Star Wars" movie franchises gets set to battle it out on the silver screen.
And on the eve of the film's release, legendary "Star Wars" creator George Lucas bared his private feelings to "Extra."
"It's been an adventure," he admitted of his nearly 30-year space journey. "It's hard at times, but it's been fun. I'm happy to know it's finished. I'm happy I did complete it."
"Revenge of the Sith" is the sixth and final chapter of a phenomenal big-screen space saga that began three decades ago, and Hayden Christensen, who returns as hero Anakin Skywalker, told "Extra" some moving secrets from behind the scenes.
"You could see in George's eyes that there was this retrospective going on," Hayden revealed. "Thirty years of film-making leading up to this."
The young Canadian actor, who was hand-picked by George over the famed likes of Leo DiCaprio, says he gave the role all he's got, and then a little more. "And because it was the final one there was an air of nostalgia all the time, and really a need to be part of it, you know," he added.
You can catch the landmark piece of moviemaking when "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" opens May 19th.