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The Phantom Menace Re-Release Rumored to Include New Look at Next Star Wars Show

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New rumors are suggesting that exclusive footage from the next Star Wars live action series will be shown in theaters as part of The Phantom Menace’s rerelease.

X (formerly Twitter) user Crypitc4kQual, who posts regular updates on when fans can expect to see new trailer for new projects, made a post shared by Bespin Bulletin that an “exclusive look at The Acolyte will be paired” with the already announced re-release of The Phantom Menace, which is set to hit theaters on May 3 to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. This wouldn’t be the first time that Lucasfilm and Disney opted to pair exclusive footage from an upcoming show to a rereleased film, as the rerelease of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story featured an exclusive look at Andor.

New footage from The Acolyte premiering in theaters in front of The Phantom Menace makes sense as the new series will be set not too long before the events of the first film of the prequel trilogy. Creator Leslye Headland revealed at Star Wars Celebration Europe last year that her series would share a similar feel as The Phantom Menace, with the Jedi at the height of their powers and the galaxy in (relative) peace.

First Trailer For The Acolyte Coming Soon

Rumors also say that fans can expect to see footage from The Acolyte before The Phantom Menace in May. A trailer for the new show is reportedly set to be released imminently, possibly as soon as this week. Rumors also say that the episodes will range from 35-45 minutes long. This lines up with most of the live-action shows in the franchise, which usually have episode lengths in this range.

The Acolyte is set to be the first live-action project set in the High Republic era, which has previously been explored extensively in books and comics. Amandla Stenberg leads the cast, and the series also features Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Joonas Suotamo, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dean-Charles Chapman, Jodie Turner-Smith, Margarita Levieva, Rebecca Henderson, and Charlie Barnett.

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