Official title of the new series is Episode II: Attack of the Clones. The events presented by the film happen in 10 years after the adventures of characters of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. According to BBC Russian, Attack of the Clones tells how Obi Wan Kenoby and his ward Anakin against defend Queen Amidala. This time, her life is threatened by political separatists faction. The part of Obi Wan Kenoby is again being plaid by Ivan McGregor, while the part of Amidala – by Natalie Portman. Hyden Christensen plays the part of Anakin. On the Internet, there are many sites, on which fans of George Lucas’s work tried to guess the plot of the new series. The preciseness of the forecasts could be checked up only when the film is released. For the time being, there is no doubt that it will be one of the main cinema events of the year. George Lucas had to postpone the premiere, because last year first part of Lord of the Rings trilogy was released. It is clear, that while competing with this fantasy sage, Star Wars could be left without good box office. So, its fans had to show patience and guess about the new series’ plot. Mr Lucas promises that the series’ Episode III will not be released before 2005. I wonder, will he stop on it? Or, the film’s success will stimulate him to creating further series?
Yegor Morozov PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Vera Solovieva
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