Okay, here's the idea. We can all put our theory's about the story of Ep.III here, and when it comes out we can see who came the closest. So, here's my theory: JEDI - The Jedi acting on Dooku's comments in AOTC will "watch" the senate. Palpatine will use this, and the fact that the Jedi "took" the Republic's army to accuse the Jedi of being Traitors and inflame suspicions against the Jedi. Eventually they will be forced to flee and be branded as traitors to the Republic. ANAKIN - Anakin's fall to the darkside will be a result of manipulation and betrayal. The Jedi council will expel anakin from the order because of his marriage to Padme. Anakin will then turn to Palpatine for help. Palpatine will use this opportunity to plant the seed of hatred for the jedi in anakin. Palpatine will probably take anakin on as his "personal bodyguard". This will force anakin to hunt down Dooku, the leader of the separatists, and kill him. This will allow anakin to become the next apprentice to Sidious (although he won't know it yet). This will also pit anakin against the Jedi, since they are now traitors to the republic. Thus culminating in the Anakin/Obi-wan duel we're all expecting(I can almost here the dialogue now Obi-wan "I will protect the Jed", Anakin "and I will protect Palpatine"). Afterwards, Palpatine will tell anakin that he can complete anakins force training, since he knows the "ancient arts, even more powerful than the jedi". Anakin will agree, and in a ceremony performed by Palpatine drop his old name, and take on a name in the tradition of the "old way"...Darth Vader. BOBA FETT - Boba Fett will still be a boy. He will probably be taken in by Aurra Sing. Aurra will be hired by Palpatine to help "track down" the Jedi, since she is force-sensitive. She will probably find Obi-wan (with Padme) and attempt to Kill them. Anakin will be there helping her track the Jedi, but will turn on her probably thinking that she killed Obi-wan or Padme. Young Boba will see this and have a hatred for the Jedi for killing his dad, and for the skywalkers for killing Aurra. MACE - Will probably be killed by Anakin. Anakin will probably confront Mace and want the know where a)the Jedi are hiding, or b) Padme and Obi-wan are. Mace will refuse and in the resulting duel, be killed by Anakin. PADME - Padme will see a change in Anakin after he is expelled. And she will become scared once he starts working for Palpatine. She will be the leader of a group of senators (including Bail Organa) who will be trying to stop the growing hatred of the jedi. Eventually, Palpatine will try to convince Anakin that she is either a traitor or having an affair with Obi-wan. She will be force to flee and will only reveal to Obi-wan and Yoda that she is pregnant. Republic - The republic will become more fractured after the clone wars. There will be "regional governors" put in place by Palpatine, and they will only answer to Palpatine, thereby ensuring he stays in power. Well, those are my ideas on where Ep.III is going. What do you think? what are you guys theories? Enjoy.