Trivia / Attack of the Clones

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Casting Gag: Having former Hammer Horror leading man Christopher Lee as the secondary villain Count Dooku, recalls A New Hope, where the secondary villain Grand Moff Tarkin was played by Hammer's other leading man, Peter Cushing.
  • Playing Against Type: As opposed to a Bad Ass Action Hero type character, Samuel L. Jackson plays a role of a wise and reserved master of the Jedi order.
  • Throw It In:
    • The entire Aggressive Negotiations conversation during the dinner scene between Anakin and Padme was ad-libbed by Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman at George Lucas' request, due to his not being happy with the romantic dialogue he wrote for that scene.
    • Anakin's silhouette resembling Darth Vader just before he goes off to find his mother was a complete coincidence, and wasn't edited in.
    • Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas was originally just a flimsy alias for Darth Sidious known as Sido-Dyas, but a typo was made in the script. Lucas preferred the new name, and the plot point about him was changed to make him an actual Jedi that had disappeared.
    • Mace Windu having a purple lightsaber was at the request of Samuel L. Jackson. He was always planned to have either blue or green until they were shooting.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • A deleted scene shows Anakin and Padme's sentencing before the arena scene. It reveals they aren't being killed for opposing the new Confederacy, they're being executed for murdering all those innocent workers and security in the factory before they can use their political clout to squirm out of responsibility.
    • The novelization of Return of the Jedi states that Owen Lars was Obi-Wan's brother, instead of Anakin's stepbrother as finally shown in the film.
    • Sidious's new apprentice was originally going to be female, the character even got to the design phase, before being swapped for Dooku. These designs would go on and become the basis for Asajj Ventress' character in the EU, from where she was lifted into The Clone Wars.
    • Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas was supposed to be an alias for Darth Sidious known as Sido-Dyas instead of an actual Jedi.

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