EP3: SPY REPORT: Extreme Makeover
Wed, Sep 17, 03 11:09:13 PM EDT
After yesterday's SPY REPORT: Face Lift fans have been anxiously waiting today's sequel report for an extended explanation of the discussion there. If you missed it - start with yesterday's news then highlight to read what's new today. We heard from this first fellow way back in July, before we even knew for sure this character was in the film:
A surfing buddy of mine at Bondi in Australia was at a pub and there was a group of people talking about a commander for the Republic named Captain "Torkin" in a battle.
He only caught part of the conversation but he didn't think about it until he got home that they might have been talking about Episode 3 - which is filming nearby and that Torkin they were talking about was actually Tarkin. Thing is I dont know if tarkin is in the film or not - he knows I am a Star Wars fan so he thought I might know what they were talking about. I told him that Tarkin was an Imperial not a old Republic - and actually dont know if he's in it ... but then again I started to think maybe thats where he got his start and then went to work for Palpatine. If he's not going to be in the film then my buddy had too many stouts but if Tarkin is in the film maybe my friend is right and that Tarkin is actually a Republic commander.
Thought I would pass it on. Someone said I should pass this on to you. I dont know why - Tarkin's probably not in it anyhow ... but if Chewie is ... then who knows.
Then a verified informant told us this that confirmed the news sometime later in the summer:
Tarkin is in the film - I've seen him with my own eyes. Well, actually just a picture of him. He IS in the film though all that anyone has seen so far is his makeup tests - we've yet to hear a name about the guy who plays him and what kind of a role he will have. But he is in it ... shoot, I wish I had been able to take a picture for you. He's perfect!
Then we heard from Gotta take a LEAK about just who is behind the mask:
Um, anyway, I have been on the lot a few times and besides seeing some cool props/ships and a LOT of blue, I have something to add to that Tarkin post and I think it's reliable.
Here's the deal. Tarkin's being played by an extra in a mask.
Really? Another source, who wishes to remain without even a code name chimed in with this:
I can confirm it is just an extra as Tarkin. In face, as far as a speaking role I would think that if he's in a mask (he didn't say prosthetic makeup for sure) I'd doubt it. That's just conjecture on my part though.
I guess there's a possibility that the extra in the mask could be for shots where Tarkin's in the background and they could use a featured actor in makeup for 'hero' shots later on down the line. More guessing there.
And the unproven insider Darth Bonk swears that Rohan Nichol will play the "young" Captain Tarkin in Episode III - and that we'll thank him later for the info. So there's the latest from this side of the rumor mill - hopefully now that production has wrapped we'll be getting lots of great stories, pictures and tidbits soon!