Tuesday, 7 March 2017
DELETED SCENE: SOWING THE SEEDS OF EVIL...
Summer 2003. On a pure green stage at FOX STUDIOS, Australia, long time friends in STAR WARS filmmaking George Lucas and Ian McDiarmid prepare to shoot an ultimately deleted scene featuring Palpatine's arrival at the senate building, flanked by the shady Mas Amedda (David Bowers) and a phalanx of crimson bodyguards. Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) would also be present in the sequence, in which Palpatine subtly sows OTHELLO-like seeds of jealousy in Anakin with regards to the continued friendship between Padme and Obi-Wan- a scene set prior to Obi-Wan's departure for Mustafar.
Any scene with Anakin and Palpatine together during EPISODE III was always memorable. Here's hoping this gets a release from the LUCASFILM vaults one day!
More on the Anakin/Palpatine scene here: STAR WARS AFICIONADO WEBSITE: SCENES WE WANT ON BLU-RAY 2: ANAKIN'S JEALOUSY
Jar Jar Binks was also present in this scene: 'Star Wars': 'Revenge of the Sith' deleted scene reveals Jar Jar's fate