By Tricia Johnson
Updated March 30, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST
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Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace

type
  • Movie

”When you put the belt on, there’s a little place where your lightsaber clicks in,” says Hayden Christensen, referring, of course, to the Anakin Skywalker costume he dons for Episode II of Star Wars. ”It’s just like, ‘Holy s — -!”’ While you’ll have to wait until summer 2002 to see the 19-year-old in action, Lucasfilm has released this exclusive shot of the man destined to become Darth Vader — and a rival to Justin Timberlake among the TRL demographic. (Who knew young Jedis favor rattails?) Christensen, a virtual unknown before Lucas tapped him, took to wielding a lightsaber with full Force. ”It’s the most fun I’ve ever had in my life,” he swears. ”And to be honest, it was heavier than I expected.”

Episode Recaps

Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 134 minutes
director
  • George Lucas

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