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Star Wars Episode 1 Re-Release Includes Sneak Peek At The Acolyte, Tickets On Sale Soon

The 1999 movie is coming back to theaters this May.


Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is returning to theaters this year, and tickets are going on sale very soon. Lucasfilm has announced that tickets for The Phantom Menace's re-release will become available Friday, March 22, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET.

You can grab yourself a ticket via Fandango at that time using the link below. The movie comes to theaters on May 3, which is right in time for the Star Wars holiday of May the 4th.

Additionally, Lucasfilm announced that screenings of The Phantom Menace will include an "exclusive look" at the next Star Wars TV show, The Acolyte, which premieres in June.

The Phantom Menace originally debuted on May 19, 1999. George Lucas wrote and directed the film, which was the first in the prequel series. The film earned more than $1 billion at the global box office and remains one of the top 50 highest-grossing movies of all time. That said, like the other prequel films, it was maligned by many fans for a variety of reasons.

It's also remembered for its impressive visual effects and for providing the first look at a young Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who would go on to become Darth Vader. The movie also starred Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan, Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, and Natalie Portman as Padme.

The Phantom Menace would be followed by Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). Presumably Lucasfilm has celebratory re-releases in store when those films hit their own 25th anniversaries in 2027 and 2030.

Lucasfilm is pressing ahead with many more Star Wars movies, the next of which is The Mandalorian & Grogu in 2026. In addition to that film, there is another Star Wars movie in the works that brings back Daisy Ridley as Rey and a "dawn of the Jedi" film from Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny's James Mangold. Additionally, Dave Filoni is making his own Star Wars movie, while Taika Waititi is as well. Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy is apparently still in the works, too, while Donald Glover is making a Lando movie with his brother.

This being Hollywood, there are no guarantees that any or all of these movies will be released. On the TV side, Andor Season 2 just finished filming, The Acolyte is coming in June, and Skeleton Crew will be here later.

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