LR: George Lucas has described the tone of Episode Three as being the darkest of the franchise yet. Is that true?
Hayden: "Yes, it really will be. It still has to reach out to a specific audience, but it will be substantially darker than the previous films."
LR: Nick Gilliard (the stunt coordinator) has said the light saber battles in the film will be the greatest so far. That's a bold statement once you've seen Yoda and Count Dooku go at it. Can you confirm this?
Hayden: "I will say, on the record, the final fight sequence in this film will, in my opinion, and not having seen any of it cut together, should surpass any fight sequence that has been put on film so far. It's the longest, I can't give you specifics, but it is quite the bad-assed fight scene. Nick Gilliard has done an amazing job instilling an arc of story in the fight. It justifies, because you know Anakin and Obi-Wan have it out, but Anakin is the chosen one-he is supposed to be the best. But he comes out on the shorter end of the stick in the fight. It justifies it really nicely as the fight progresses."
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