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Episode II Revelations: More Jedi, Less Jar-Jar

Small but satisfying "Episode II" details were revealed last week at the San Diego Comic-Con. Sci Fi Wire says a teaser video screened at the convention offered peeks at Jango Fett (Boba Fett's father), a battle-ready Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson), and a brief fight sequence with young lovers Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) fending off attackers—awww, bloodthirsty Jedi love. However, the most interesting revelations came via Lucasfilm spokesperson Steve Sansweet who confirmed an "Episode II" rain-drenched duel between Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Jango Fett (Temuera Morrison) and, more importantly, significantly reduced screen time for CGI monstrosity Jar-Jar Binks. If Binks' appearance involves a sizzling grill or a herd of rabid Banthas, millions will be pleased.

Posted by Mac on July 24, 2001 09:45 PM
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