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  • Acting for Two:
    • As in the previous two films, Ki-Adi Mundi and Nute Gunray are both played by Silas Carson.
    • Temuera Morrison provides the voices for all the clone troopers.
    • Ewan McGregor asked to portray one of the Red Guards flanking Palpatine aside from Obi-Wan, but it is unknown if they granted this wish.
    • The infant Luke and Leia were both played by Aidan Barton.
  • Approval of God: George Lucas approved of every change Matt Stover made in his novel.
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  • Billing Displacement: Despite prominent billing as part of the cast, Christopher Lee is only in the movie for three minutes.
  • Content Leak: The film was leaked online mere hours before its launch.
  • Creator's Favorite Episode: Natalie Portman considers this movie her favorite of the three Star Wars movies she was in.
  • Deleted Role:
    • Liam Neeson has said that he recorded a cameo as Qui-Gon Jinn, which was to feature in a scene with Yoda, further explaining the concept of a Jedi communicating from beyond the grave. In the script, the dialogue (in which Qui-Gon is heard, not seen) appeared in the scene, in which Yoda is meditating on the secret asteroid base, just before Bail Organa informs him of Obi-wan's return with Padmé. The scene does not appear in the deleted scenes section of the DVD, but an unfinished version was included in the Blu-ray release box set.
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    • Genevieve O'Reilly ended up absent from the film as her scene as Senator Mon Mothma was deleted. Warren Owens and Christopher Quirby also appeared as Fang Zar and Giddean Danu respectively, political allies to Mothma, before their scenes were cut along with hers.
  • Deleted Scene:
    • Anakin and Obi-Wan banter while waiting for the elevator on the Invisible Hand.
    • Anakin and Obi-Wan round a corner and find General Shaak Ti being held hostage by General Grievous and a large number of battle droids. Anakin and Obi-Wan are quickly surrounded by battle droids and Grievous pretends to show mercy to Shaak Ti, then he suddenly kills her with a well-placed Shiak strike to the chest. Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi have a brief sign language argument over what method they should use to escape, then draw their lightsabers and slice a hole in the floor. They fall down into a Separatist fuel tank; the surrounding battle droids proceed to take aim, but the experienced Separatist commander orders his troops not to fire in order to prevent the fuel from igniting. B2 super battle droids follow the Jedi, but are unable to stop them. The fuel rises to an overload discharge spark gap and the section of the ship explodes.
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    • Extended duel with Count Dooku, including a scene where after Obi-Wan remarks "You won't get away this time, Dooku," Dooku responds by igniting his lightsaber and saying, "Just because there are two of you, do not assume you have the advantage."
    • Palpatine's "reception committee" (consisting of Mas Amedda and the maroon guards) on Coruscant after being saved by Anakin.
    • Dialogue between Aayla Secura and Commander Bly, Plo Koon, and Jag.
    • Palpatine presents legal changes meant to end the war to Anakin.
    • Senators including Bail Organa and Mon Mothma present the movement against the Chancellor to Padmé, sowing the seeds of the Rebel Alliance.
    • Padmé suggests bringing the plan to the one Jedi she trusts, but the group agrees to appeal to the Senate first.
    • The senators, now including Jar Jar, presents the petition to Palpatine and Anakin, who is acting as his personal bodyguard.
    • A Wookie ambush.
    • Obi-Wan enters an Utapau Dragon Pen and selects Boga from several other Varactyls. This is included in the novel. His ride to Grievous' hangar is extended, and when the IG-100 MagnaGuards attack Obi-Wan, he fights them shortly and then crushes them with a section of the ceiling.
    • Obi-Wan, Mace, and Yoda meet in the Temple to discuss the darkness surrounding Chancellor Palpatine.
    • A longer pursuit between Obi-Wan and General Grievous. (Steven Spielberg oversaw the creation of the scene.)
    • Extended Order 66 and Temple Purge shots, and others, which show the deaths of Barriss Offee, Luminara Unduli, Whie Malreaux, Bene, and Cin Drallig.
    • After being shot down by his troops, Obi-Wan evades a Nos monster in the depths of Utapau. The Nos Monster attacks several Republic seeker droids, while Obi-Wan sneaks past some baby Nos Monsters. ("The Nos Monster")
    • Anakin enters the meditation chamber in which Shaak Ti is concentrating and stabs her in the back.
    • When Obi-Wan and Yoda arrive at the Jedi Temple they find a group of clone troopers disguised as Jedi waiting outside. The two Jedi aren't fooled and kill them all.
    • A scene where Obi-Wan visits with Padmé to discuss his concerns for Anakin. The scene was not completed as Anthony Daniels had fallen over while filming.
    • According to Ahmed Best, there was a deleted scene where, before he crowned himself Emperor, Palpatine mockingly thanked Jar Jar Binks for granting him the emergency powers that allowed him to take over the Galaxy.
    • Extended Separatist Slaughter, which shows Wat Tambor being killed by Anakin Skywalker (now Darth Vader).
    • The Naboo star skiff shown flying off from Mustafar to Polis Massa (this scene was featured in the teaser trailer).
    • An extended duel between Obi-Wan and Anakin which shows why at one point in the movie Anakin is missing his lightsaber, Obi-Wan at one point uses it along with his own.
    • Qui-Gon Jinn speaks to Yoda, who names himself Qui-Gon's apprentice.
    • Yoda arrives on Dagobah in the final montage.
  • Descended Creator:
    • Director/writer George Lucas portrays Baron Papanoida.
    • Matthew Wood, a supervising sound editor at Lucasfilm subsidiary Skywalker Sound (where he previously worked on all three installments of the Star Wars prequel trilogy) performs the voice of General Grievous.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Hayden Christensen gained twenty-four pounds for this movie. He did so by eating six meals a day.
  • Enforced Method Acting: George Lucas intentionally put extra weight into the Darth Vader helmet so that when Hayden Christensen first walks around in the Vader suit, he almost stumbles, since Anakin/Vader's not used to the Vader suit yet. He is also too short to fit in the classic costume (David Prowse is 5 inches taller than Christensen) so they had to build a new one that bumps him up to the appropriate height. He actually saw mostly though the mouth grill rather than the eyes.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Palpatine is often called "The Senate", after his I Am the Noun line.
    • The roaring, spinning dive Palpatine does at the start of his duel against Mace Windu became affectionately known as "the Sheev Spin" after Palpatine's first name was revealed.
  • Looping Lines: Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor had to record grunts for when they were fighting. That's right. Grunts. Christensen came up with an interesting method for doing his- he did push-ups in the recording booth!
  • Name's the Same: The planet Utapau is most likely named for U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, which was used as a base by the US Air Force during The Vietnam War.
  • No Stunt Double: Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen did their duel themselves. They trained for two months in fencing and fitness in preparation and as a result, the speed in which they engage the duel is the speed in which it was filmed, and was not digitally accelerated.
  • The Other Darrin: In the Japanese dub, Takashi Inagaki voices Palpatine due to his previous actor Katsuhiko Kobayashi dying of hepatocellular carcinoma on May 6, 2005.
  • Real-Life Relative: All of George Lucas's adopted children appear in minor roles in this film, in addition to Lucas himself. As Anakin enters the opera house, Lucas is talking to Katie, who is playing his character's daughter as well and Amanda plays a red-haired Senator who walks by. As some troopers are trying to dismiss Senator Organa during the attack on the Jedi Temple, they're attacked by Jett Lucas (whose character name is Zett Jukassa).
    • Aidan Barton, who plays the infant Luke and Leia, is the son of editor Roger Barton.
  • Refitted for Sequel:
    • The original title for Episode VI was Revenge of the Jedi, but Lucas changed that feeling that vengeance wasn't quite the Jedi way. The Sith, however...
    • The track "Love Pledge and the Arena" from the Attack of the Clones soundtrack was originally meant for that film's arena sequence, but was mostly cut in favor of recycled music from The Phantom Menace. However, key portions of the track were instead utilized for Sith, during the invasion of the Jedi Temple and the battles of Kashyyyk and Utapau.
    • Count Dooku was initially imagined as an advanced droid lieutenant (among other options) before Christopher Lee signed up. This concept was recycled for General Grievous.
  • Role Reprise: James Earl Jones returned to voice Darth Vader 22 years after Return of the Jedi, as did many of his famous foreign dubbing voices, such as Georges Aminel in the French version.
  • Scully Box: Hayden Christensen insisted that he be the one in the Darth Vader suit. But because he is a bit shorter than David Prowse, the suit had to be built in a way that it rose off Christensen's torso and shoulders to match Prowse's intimidating height. This meant Christensen was actually looking out of the helmet's mouth grille rather than its eyes.
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: Tarkin appears in passing towards the end largely because they found an actor (Wayne Pygram) with an astonishing resemblance to a younger Peter Cushing and couldn't bear to not cast him!
  • Spared by the Cut: In prior cuts, Shaak Ti was killed in the beginning by General Grievous. This scene was cut, and Ti's death was changed to her being killed by Vader in the Temple Massacre. However, that second scene was also cut, removing Shaak Ti's death from the film continuity entirely. Ti then returned in The Force Unleashed, where she was fought and killed by Starkiller. This remained her canonical death until Star Wars was acquired by Disney, putting nearly all the Expanded Universe material into the non-canonical Legends continuity. Shaak Ti's canonical death was then established to be during Order 66 just like in the second deleted scene.
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise: LEGO Star Wars was released a few weeks before Revenge of the Sith and contains a playable version of the entire movie (albeit modified by Rule of Funny, Compressed Adaptation, and Speaking Simlish).
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  • What Could Have Been: Enough for its own page.
  • Word of Saint Paul: Samuel L. Jackson has stated that Mace Windu beat Palpatine, while the novelization implies that Sidious threw the fight to manipulate Anakin (something that is also backed by a Lucasfilm executive). The film, which the novelization differs a fair lot from at several points, leaves it ambiguous.

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