Star Wars Movies Getting Re-Release With ‘Acolyte’ Preview

Disney said to have big plans that involve Star Wars Day, May the 4th be with you.

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Disney is apparently gearing up big time for Star Wars as it is claimed the original George Lucas movies will be getting 4K re-releases in May that will be paired with a special preview of The Acolyte, the new series coming to Disney+ in June.

Also worth a mention is that George Lucas just came out in support of Bob Iger and Disney over that ongoing proxy war involving two Disney board seats.

Note: This article has been updated with the two announcements from Lucasfilm. See below.

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4K restorations of Star Wars

The info offers 4K restorations of the Star Wars Original and Prequel Trilogies will be released in theaters this May.

It’s said Episodes IV, V, and VI will be released on Star Wars Day, May 4th.

The three prequel films, Episodes I, II, and III, are said to be getting released in 4K on May 5th.

The claim is backed up by the Cryptic4KQual Twitter account who adds an exclusive look at The Acolyte will be released with Episode I – A Phantom Menace.

“Disney’s been preparing some Star Wars content. Marketing will ramp up later this month and with the Re-Release of The Phantom Menace in May, an Exclusive look at The Acolyte will be paired up with it,” tweeted the account which has also backed up the claim that Henry Cavill is playing Wolverine for Marvel.

Phantom Menace re-release

Update: Lucasfilm has announced Phantom Menace will be back in theaters for its 25th anniversary starting May 3rd with a preview of The Acolyte. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 22, at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.

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Start your podracer engines! Lucasfilm announced today that tickets for the 25th anniversary theatrical rerelease of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, March 22, at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.

In addition to battle droids, podracers, Jar Jar, Darth Maul, and all of the Episode I goodness, fans will also be treated to an exclusive look at The Acolyte, the upcoming Disney+ series, as part of The Phantom Menace screenings.

The Phantom Menace returns to cinemas starting May 3. Your focus determines your reality — so make sure to get your tickets, and we’ll see you there!

Skywalker Saga re-release

Update #2: Lucasfilm has since announced the entire Skywalker Saga will be released.


This will be a Star Wars Day long remembered.

Lucasfilm announced today that in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, fans will have the chance to experience the entire Skywalker Saga in theaters this May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day. This includes all nine episodic films in chronological order: Star Wars: The Phantom MenaceStar Wars: Attack of the ClonesStar Wars: Revenge of the SithStar Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: The Empire Strikes BackStar Wars: Return of the JediStar Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In addition, an exclusive look at The Acolyte, the upcoming Disney+ series set during the High Republic era, will be part of The Phantom Menace screenings. Finally, those attending will receive a special limited edition poster. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, March 22, at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET.

We would be honored if you would join us for this rare opportunity to see Star Wars as it was intended: on the big screen!

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More Star Wars on the way

The Acolyte trailer was released on Tuesday showing off the footage from the new Stars Wars series which is is set during the High Republic era and the prime of the Jedi Order. In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems.

Disney also has plans for new Star Wars series that involve The Mandalorian & Grogu directed by Jon Favreau.

Dave Filoni is also directing a new movie; a new Daisy Ridely Star Wars film is supposed to happen, and recently saw Patty Jenkins state she is back on Rogue Squadron.

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