04 Dec 2003 :: Temuera Morrison and Bodie Taylor
The Official Star Wars website has just run an article, in its Hyperspace section, pertaining to New Zealand actors Temuera Morrison and Bodie Taylor in Episode 3. The article tells of using both Tem and Bodie's respective faces (or more correctly, digital replicas thereof) on different batches of Clonetroopers (the article, in particular, is discussing the animatic preparation of the scenes). George Lucas even makes reference to digitally merging the two actors to bridge the gaps between the clone batches.
Amidst it all, a minor spoiler sneaks in.... "Tem so far appears to have most of the speaking parts, attributed to a variety of clone commanders in the script".
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Last updated: 15 Jan 2004 (NZT)