LOS ANGELES—The first phase of production has gotten underway on the long-awaited second entry in director Axel Braun's triple-X send-up of the revered original Star Wars trilogy.
Braun's Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, released in 2012, racked up eight AVN Awards and became one of the highest-selling adult DVDs in history. The Empire Strikes Back XXX: An Axel Braun Parody, being produced by Braun's current home studio Wicked Pictures, will reunite the cast of its predecessor—including Chi Chi LaRue as the voice of C3PO—and stands to be even more ravenously received, what with the widely held regard for Empire as the best of all the Star Wars films.
"This is super exciting, and a little overwhelming," Braun said. "We just started commissioning all the costumes and props, and our VFX guys are building the models. It's gonna be a long shoot, and there's a lot of preparation that needs to happen before the cameras start rolling. The goal is obviously to top the first movie while doing justice to the source material, so we definitely have our work cut out for us."
Commented Allie Haze, who will reprise her role as Princess Leia, "I've been waiting for this a long time. Hopefully it won't take this long to get to Return of the Jedi ... I wanna wear that gold bikini!"
Also returning will be Seth Gamble as Luke Skywalker and Lexington Steele as Darth Varder, whom Braun promises will be seeing a lot more action this time around. In addition, Axel Braun Productions contract girl Riley Steele will appear in an as-yet-undisclosed role.
"I can't wait!" exclaimed Steele, who was just nominated for several NightMoves Awards including Best Female Performer and Best Body. "Being a part of this project is just so galvanizing, and I'm sure my fans are gonna love it!"
The Empire Strikes Back XXX: An Axel Braun Parody is slated for release in September 2015.