Pop. The Force. Pop. The Force. POP?? I was just checking out TheForce.Net. as usual when I read that some members from the group *NSync are gonna make small cameos in Attack of the Clones. Does that ACTUALLY mean Episode 2 stands a chance of making as much cash as Titanic??? Hahaha! NO. But it DOES mean we might see Britney Spears, Shakira or Beyonce from Destiny's Child as Padme's new handmaidens in Episode 3. I WISH! Anyways, here's an article from MTV.com...which also mentioned the news (good if you're a pop fan, bad if you're a fanatical Star Wars fan):
"Now that they've taken over planet Earth, *NSYNC are prepared to blow up in a galaxy far, far away. A few of the *NSYNC guys will appear in "Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Clones," according to a spokesperson from Lucasfilm.
The spokesperson didn't know specifically which members have cameos in the movie, which will be the fifth "Star Wars" release from creator George Lucas. The guys will be seen for a fleeting moment in a "big scene with lots of extras."
The roles materialized after the group members, who are all fans of the sci-fi saga, asked the new film's producer, Rick McCallum, for bit parts.
"Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Clones," which stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen, hits theaters May 16."
I wonder what Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi) thinks? Being as outspoken as his predecessor Sir Alec Guiness (Obi-Wan in the original trilogy), either he's indifferent to the idea or he considers this cameo thing yet another thing he hates about Hollywood movies. Oh well.
UPDATE: According to EW.com, the *NSync members will play Jedi extras who get blown away by battledroids during (SPOILERS! Underline to read) the arena battle on Geonosis at the end of the film.
UPDATE #2: Considering the fact it was Episode 2 producer Rick McCallum's idea and not George Lucas' idea (according to new reports), *NSYNC might not make the final cut of the movie afterall. If SW fan reactions are any indication, Lucas better be in the editing room right now!