George Lucas Knew Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Focusing On A Younger Vader Was A Threat

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Star Wars is one of the most popular movie franchises of all time, with entire generations of moviegoers brought up on the galaxy far, far away. George Lucas forever change the film industry with the original trilogy, especially regarding the visual effects and cinematography necessary to capture the beloved space opera. Lucas eventually returned to the director’s chair with the prequels, starting with 1999’s The Phantom Menace. Unfortunately Episode I was met with a mixed reaction, although the filmmaker knew he was taking a risk by focusing on such a young version of Anakin aka Darth Vader.

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