After the unbridled critical slamming of The Phantom Menace (although its $1 billion box office showed it didn't hurt too much), hopes were high that Attack of the Clones could repair some of the damage George Lucas had done to his own franchise. Show More Summary
Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard All Turned Down Offers To Direct EPISODE I?? Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! Here’s something you won’t find on the “Phantom Menace” Wikipedia page. While promoting “In...Show More Summary
From "The Phantom Menace" to "The Force Awakens," the Star Wars canon has a rich history to build on.
1999. The new millennium was approaching, the Cold War had ended, it was a time of unparalleled optimism and glorious hope for the future. Ruined, some (with perhaps a loss of perspective) say, by The Phantom Menace. The first film in...Show More Summary
Google's Star Trek-style wearable, a historic rocket and whether we need "The Phantom Menace" are all up for debate on the latest episode of the UK's galaxy-devouring tech podcast.
"In the Heart of the Sea" director Ron Howard opened up on why he has never accepted an offer to direct a superhero film.
Way back in the mid-’90s, George Lucas apparently exerted some mental energy trying to decide whether he’d rather create a trilogy of bloodless films in order to experiment with his new computer-imaging software, or hire some real filmmakers and make some decent Star Wars movies. Show More Summary
While promoting his new joint In the Heart of the Sea, Ron Howard stopped by Josh Horowitz's podcast “Happy Sad Confused” and waxed nostalgic about that time George Lucas asked Howard to be the new George Lucas. "It was an honor, but it would’ve been just too daunting," the Willow... More »
Director Ron Howard has had a diverse career. He’s directed romantic comedies, mysteries, period pieces, and a Dr. Seuss adaptation. We’ve never seen a major action movie or superhero film from him, though, because, Howard says, they doesn’t interest him. Show More Summary
When the eighth word of the first Star Wars movie is “taxation,” you know there’s going to be a problem. Welcome to our Star Wars movie rewatch! Read more...
On May 12, 1999, I was first in line to buy tickets for the new Star Wars. I had skipped school (it was a Wednesday), ridden in the car with my mom to Showcase Cinemas in East Hartford, Conn. (I was 12), and arrived before the sun was up, prepared to camp out until the box office opened. Show More Summary
Stephen Colbert had a message for George Lucas last night, and oddly enough, it was the same message your mom angrily yelled at you in the minivan when you acted like The Phantom Menace was the first Star Wars movie ever made: I know what a lightsaber is, dammit! In... More »
A new fan theory went viral over who the latest Sith Lord is. One fan formulated the theory that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace character Jar Jar Binks is not the good guy everyone thinks he is. According to the theory, Jar Jar Binks is actually a Sith Lord and will return in the latest... Show More Summary
If so, then the title "The Phantom Menace" suddenly makes a lot more sense.
The trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been so cool, they made you feel like a kid again, specifically a kid of whatever age you were right before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace came out. Before you were changed forever. Before your innocence was lost. Before you know who. Meesa... More »
'The Phantom Menace' teaser deserves a modicum of credit. It perfectly encapsulates the movie it was designed to promote. 'Episode I' is a scattered, juvenile, wildly inconsistent mess, quite possibly the most disappointing pop-culture event ever. Show More Summary
The flood of hopes and fears unleashed by recent Star Wars VII trailers has me nostalgic for the salad days of Star Wars I hype. When I began working for Newsweek in January, 1999, my very first assignment was to write a roundup of Phantom Menace buzz. Show More Summary
It’s difficult to imagine a more universally loathed fictional character than Jar Jar Binks. For most Star Wars fans, Jar Jar—unfunny comic relief in The Phantom Menace and occasional irritant in its two sequels—embodies everything that’s awful about George Lucas’ prequel trilogy. Show More Summary
“Yoosa should follow me now, okeeday?” So said Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace, and maybe it was damned good advice. A rabble-rousing Reddit user called Lumpawarroo (named after Chewie’s son from The Star Wars...Show More Summary
Game programmers at Red Fly Studios were once working for LucasArts on a game that would feature Darth Maul from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. That game was eventually cancelled outright in 2011 […]