Flashback Friday: ROTS Title Revealed In…1999?

When “The Force Awakens” was revealed as Episode VII’s title last week, it was noted that a psychic fan had predicted it would be the title way back in 2012.

The staff of the Star Wars Insider though went even better. They predicted the eventual title of Episode III five years before it was revealed! Behold Insider #43 from 1999, one of two different “collectible” covers. Of course Lucas could’ve just taken a look at the cover and thought, “Hey, I should use that!” But that’s still pretty darn cool.

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4 Responses to “Flashback Friday: ROTS Title Revealed In…1999?”

  1. M. Marshall Says:

    I also thought “Revenge of the Sith” was an inevitable title back when episode 1 was released because…well because it just made sense (but I thought episode 2 would be called “The Clone Wars”).

  2. Keith Palmer Says:

    I suppose “Fall of the Republic” had been sticking in my own mind, but then I’d heard about a certain outline dated from 1983 (and later participated in a “group MSTing” of it). The outline, of course, had virtually nothing to do with the movie made years later, beyond the occasional maybe-if-you-squint resemblance.

  3. Tarrlok Says:

    Well, Maul does all but title-drop ROTS six years earlier in TPM.

    “At last we [the Sith Order] will have revenge.”

    Some of the Star Wars film titles could be considered somewhat interchangable. Jedi do return from obscurity in ANH and TESB, and there’s a great new hope emerging in TESB and ROTJ. There’s a phantom menace lurking in the shadows through the entire PT, plotting the revenge of the Sith Order on the Jedi Order. Clones launch a number of brutal attacks in ROTS, and that film also sees the newly established Empire striking back at all who oppose it. From the perspective of the Sith, Luke and his mentors are a phantom menace haunting them through the OT, and Sidious is the new hope of the once extinguished dark sect in the PT.

    No idea where TFA fits into that.

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