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Lucas: Don't bring the kids to ''Episode III''

Lucas: Don’t bring the kids to ”Episode III” — The Master of all Jedis tells ”60 Minutes” that ”Revenge of the Sith” might be rated PG-13 for a reason

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See, the Star Wars franchise really is going to hell. In an episode of 60 Minutes set to air this Sunday, director George Lucas says the content of Revenge of the Sith, the final chapter of his Star Wars saga, finds Anakin Skywalker journeying to a volcano-filled hell to make a pact with the devil.

With Anakin’s walk on the dark side, and the movie’s increased violence, Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith will be ”way too strong” for young children — and might be the first film in the franchise to earn a PG-13 rating, Lucas tells interviewer Leslie Stahl. ”[The film] is much more dark…more emotional,” he adds. ”I don’t think I would take a 5- or a 6-year-old to this.”

In addition to setting their schedules for 60 Minutes, Star Wars buffs won’t want to miss Thursday’s episode of The O.C.; the show will feature the premiere of the Revenge of the Sith trailer, which will also be available on Moviefone and StarWars.com at midnight.