I was just reading the introduction to the Insider (Luke Skywalker cover) by Pablo Hildago, and he said that Ewan McGreggor and Hayden Christensen requested the web cams be turned on live while they filmed their epic duel - probably the most important lightsaber fight in Star Wars history!
Ewan and Hayden wanted to know what the fans thought! Immediately!
That is dedication!
So they brought the web cams in for the huge duel. (That alone would have made it worth being a member all along!)
Apparently, it was so cool, so varied, so intense (they each lose their lightsabers for a bit and go Ninja on each other for a bit of martial-arts expo like the Matrix or Crouching Tiger-Hidden Dragon), that all the fans were just blown away and totally cheered them on.
For the first time in history, Star Wars fans had the chance to influence the movie WHILE IT WAS BEING SHOT!
Lucas was there. Hayden and Ewan were there. Nick Gilliard was there.
And after each sequence they were joining Pablo Hildago and looking over his shoulder, reading the LIVE comments, and toning up their performance to meet expectations!
Dude. He says Ewan McGreggor was insistant on it! No wonder he comments he was so exhausted after shooting that - his hardest work to date on ANY movie he's starred in he said.
I am so stoked they cared so much. I have 0 (ZERO) doubt that this fight will be choreographed PERFECT!
Made for the fans, WITH THE FANS, with dedicated actors like Ewan and Hayden, this is going to rock so hard!
For The Phantom Menace - I bought tickets to 7 shows up front, before I ever saw the movie.
For Attack of the Clones - I bought about 3 shows, realizing and succeeding without trouble in seeing the film 5 times in the opening first couple of days.
Can you even guess how many tickets I'll pre-pay for Episode 3 on?
I mean you have to see the movie 2 times in a row (back to back) to absorb it all and meet your satisfaction for just the first viewing. But this movie could be so good (for the effort put into it) that I might have to just LIVE at the movie theater once it opens!
Thank you Ewan!
Thank you Hayden!
THANK YOU GEORGE!