I fully expect the bad guys to be really bad in ROTS. I just hope it's not done gratuitously to appease blood-thirsty fanboyz or reflect the headlines of CNN. I don't expect to see blood and gore everywhere, but it will be dark, heck just like the OT was. Alderaaan was genocide. The Rebel Alliance were terrorists. There will be some implied horrible things that people might as well set their teeth for. In 1976, George Lucas took the Vietnam War, Capatilistic America and Europe, the Communistic regimes in Eastern Europe and Nazi WW2, combined it with mythological aspects and made a kid's movie of it. And you thought you were watching space battles and lightsaber fights... Star Wars is a fantasy/space opera about good vs. evil, making the right..or wrong..choices, loyalty to family and friends, taking a stand against wrongness in the world, etc. Hopefully, this movie will bring the Saga full circle to the extent that a bit of moral fiber can still be gleaned from the modern day fairy tale. Now, Vader will probably do things that disgust and shock us, but it will still be told in a children's novel - I've seen the advertisment. I don't think any the fact that it is a fantasy/space opera about good vs. evil will change with ROTS. Evil will win in this one, though. More or less. Luke and Leia live, so it's not totally dark, but I haven't seen much else light in anything we've seen come from Star Wars.com. Darth Vader will do the things that gets him to ANH Vader - the Vader that snapped a man's neck in two, I have no doubt about that, but anything else, I expect to be fully recognizable as Star Wars.