In the latest issue of the Insider, Rick McCallum made some startling announcements. First, that EP3's script is 102 pages long (an average-length movie's script is usually clocked at 120...although, the script might also be so short because there are some huge-scale battles in the movie and Lucas doesn't provide a blow-by-blow account of them), and he also straight-out stated that Episode III will probably be the shortest movie in the series!
I can't help but wonder if this will be good or bad. For one thing, we don't exactly know just how much shorter EP3 will be. Maybe it's only five minutes shorter? I hope!
It might be a good thing -- because good and important scenes will get precedence on being put into the final cut, which reduces the chances of superfluous bullcrap scenes slipping in (like the picnic scene in Episode II).
Sure, I'd rather have a short, intense movie than a long, drawn-out, dull one, but I sure hope this won't be some 80-minute movie like Phone Booth, either.