25 years later, Star Wars has released the original teaser trailer for The Phantom Menace, and we've got goosebumps

Star Wars The Phantom Menace
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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was a formative cinema experience for many – including one of our Jar Jar Binks-obsessed writers

If that’s the case for you, then get ready for a fresh wave of nostalgia: over 25 years after its release, the original teaser trailer has been re-surfaced by the official Star Wars Twitter account.

As you can see below, the Anakin-centric trailer was audiences’ first taste of the prequels and The Phantom Menace. 

You might just be surprised at how much they cram in: the boy who would be Vader, of course, is front and center, but there’s plenty of room for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn, and several shots of Darth Maul – plus a glimpse of the iconic Duel of the Fates clash.

Next up in a galaxy far, far away, we’re going back 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace for The Acolyte, a Disney Plus series that sees The High Republic era depicted in live action for the first time.

Created by Leslye Headland and starring Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett and Jodie Turner-Smith, the show’s synopsis reads: "An investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master against a dangerous warrior from his past."

The first two episodes of The Acolyte are streaming on June 4.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Senior Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.