some fairly interesting rumours which i have just read in this months issue of sfx magazine. thought i would share them with you all:
the 'tantive v' blockade runner from a new hope is bail organa's ship in episode iii. not only have familiar sets been reconstructed but we also get to see the bridge. the ship, being newer, is much cleaner looking and we get to see its landing gear when it makes planetfall.
we see a younger tarkin in the film (there is a photograph of the actor christopher ecclestone who has been made up to look identical to peter cushing - except younger obviously.
palpatine and sideous are definately one and the same; one is not a clone.
anakin kills dooku early in the film as a chained palpatine looks on and gives a running commentary just like in return of the jedi.
anakin isn't named darth vader until after the lava pool plunge.
there is a funeral in the film.
the last shots show darth vader on board a star destroyer.