| Star Wars Episode III:|
Revenge of the Sith
20th Century Fox
Rise of the Empire era
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series, but the sixth to be produced. It was released on Thursday, May 19, 2005, and premiered (out of competition) on the 2005 Cannes Festival May 15th. The film was generally positively received by critics, especially in comparison to the two previous prequels. It broke several box office records in its opening week, and went on to earn over US$800 million worldwide, making it one of the top grossing movies of 2005.
Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. The Supreme Chancellor of the Galactic Republic reveals his true nature as a Sith Lord as he unveils a plot to rule the galaxy by transforming the Republic into a Galactic Empire. Jedi Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become Darth Sidious's new apprentice—Darth Vader. The Jedi are all but eliminated with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda and others forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy is Anakin's own offspring – the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa.
As the final film to be released in the series, it bridges the gap between the original trilogy and prequel trilogy of the Star Wars epic. Since the movie was released, Lego® made several sets and minifigures based on scenes and characters from Episode III.
- List of sets and minifigures from Episode III
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi