Date: 8th November 2000
Although George Lucas eventually returned to Shepperton Studios near London to complete the filming of Star Wars: Episode II, he indicated Tuesday that he will return to Australia for the production of Episode III.
In a full-page advertisement appearing in Daily Variety, Lucas and producer Rick McCallum thanked the crew and staff at Fox Studios Australia for making the production there "an easy and fun shoot." They then added, "We look forward to seeing you all for Episode III."
Source: Studio Briefing