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Star Wars Rumours from 1999 Had Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Anakin Skywalker

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On the opening weekend of The Phantom Menace, Rumours Had been Already Taking place for Episode II

If there’s one factor I like doing is studying {a magazine} from years in the past simply to see what wild rumours have been doing the rounds again then.  Again in ’99 the hype was after all for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace.  However in July’s version of SFX the eye was already leaning in the direction of the sequel!  

The article on web page 13 (proven above) was clearly written on the opening weekend of The Phantom Menace the place it states the film had toppled “The Misplaced World’s” file of most profitable opening day in display screen historical past.  “Whereas Steven Spielberg’s dinofest took $26.1 million on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend 1997, Episode 1 bagged a gross of $28,542,349 in its first 24 hours, a litle in need of the $30 million confidently predicted by business insiders.  One estimate places its potential worldwide gross at $1.5 Billion.”

The Lucasfilm President of the time, Gordon Radley stated “our backside line will not be yesterday’s numbers however that persons are having fun with the film, having such a good time and sharing the thrill.”

The main target then turns to Episode II the place the most important hearsay it appears was Leonardo DiCaprio a lifeless cert to play an “older Anakin.”  Additionally rumoured was Ewan McGregor (spelt MacGregor within the article) was to inherit Alec Guinness’ Jedi whiskers indicating the passage of time between the 2 motion pictures.  There was additionally hypothesis about C-3PO steadily buying his acquainted golden shell with one hearsay he’ll solely have the shell from the waste up.

George Lucas was additionally quoted in regards to the second film, “Principally my job is to jot down and get the subsequent one all written and accomplished by October…I could not have accomplished Episode 1 with out understanding the entire story.  Episode II required that I write a love story in the midst of a Star Wars film.  Principally that is what Episode II is – a love story, with the Sith relentless drive to take over the Universe within the background.”

This romantic vibe of Episode II appeared to again up the hearsay of DiCaprio taking part in Anakin Skywalker.  He was even noticed with George Lucas on the personal balcony of the Mann’s Chinese language Theatre premiere on Could nineteenth and even at Skywalker Ranch the subsequent day with George and Rick McCallum.

Away from the galaxy of Star Wars different rumours circulating was that the Scottish legend that’s Sean Connery was set to play Gandalf within the upcoming Peter Jackson adaption of The Lord of the Rings.

Steven Spielberg did not escape a little bit of consideration too with the information that “Taken” is about to hit the small screens.  Spielberg onboard as executive-producer is about to return to the world of aliens and UFOs with this $40-million, 20-hour mini-series.  It is set to be one of many “most formidable tv occasions ever created.”  “It is based mostly on the premise that there are abductions and so they’re actual and never made up” stated Spielberg.  

In the identical article it shifts to the inevitable speak of Indiana Jones IV.  The present hearsay was it was resulting from hit screens in 2001 however with George tied up with the prequels and Spielberg with varied initiatives it is now trying prefer it will not be for at the very least 5 years.  Rick McCallum stepped in with  a quote “the plan is that George and I end Episode II and III of Star Wars after which we will certainly do one other Indy…Our plan is that viewers can take the 44 hours we did of Younger Indiana Jones in 1899 and then you definitely observe him within the motion pictures by means of the top of the Fifties.  We see these motion pictures as a chronicle of the century.”

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