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Fans' Long Wait for New Star Wars Film Almost Over

The wait is almost over. The third installment in the Star Wars series: The Revenge of the Sith, will open in the U.S. on May 19. Millions of fans have been eagerly anticipating the release, and have been waiting in line to buy tickets for the film.

Fans from around the world have been camping out for weeks in Los Angeles to buy tickets for the film, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The film is the sixth and final part of the series, which took nearly 30 years to complete. The first Star Wars film premiered in 1977.

The film takes place three years after Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Since it is part three of six, and parts four, five and six were released years ago, there are some unanswered questions such as: the downfall of the Republic and how the heroic Anakin Skywalker became the dreaded and evil Darth Vader. The film also boasts action packed fighting sequences with light sabers.

Actor Ewan McGregor, who plays Obi Wan Kenobe in this film, says the fight sequences were grueling. "It's no holds barred," he says. "So we really pulled out all the stops and everything."

Over the years, the Star Wars series, the creation of writer and director George Lucas, has broken box office records and has made more than $1 billion worldwide. The award-winning series gained a loyal following of fans from around the world, many of whom have dressed up in costume, to celebrate each film's release.

George Lucas says this Star Wars film is a bit different. According to Lucas, "It's definitely the darkest of all the 'Star Wars.' It's a tragedy. It's a tear-jerker, very sad. But, at the same time, I think it's very exciting. And, I think, people who are interested in the actual story of what happened, this is the one that they're really going to love, because it tells how Darth Vader becomes Darth Vader."

Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith opens worldwide May 19 and 20.