20 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About The Making of The Phantom Menace

As we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Phantom Menace this month, StarWars.com aims to up your Episode I knowledge with a collection of 20 behind-the-scenes facts about the production and development of the film. You may already be familiar with some or all of the informational tidbits provided in their article, so take the supplied source link to see if you can learn more about the beginning of George Lucas’ Prequel Trilogy.

Twenty years ago, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace graced movie theaters with an excitement level that’s still talked about fondly today. But it wasn’t an easy path to get there. From developing completely new film techniques and technology that seem commonplace now, to a massive storm wiping out most of the Mos Espa set in Tunisia, there’s more to the story of making of Episode I than you probably know.

The Making of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, written by Laurent Bouzereau and Jody Duncan, was also released in 1999 and features candid tales of the production direct from writer and director George Lucas, the cast, and the crew of one of the most anticipated films in history. In addition, Lucasfilm produced a number of behind-the-scenes features for web and home video that explored the making of the movie.

Here are 20 behind-the-scenes facts and anecdotes straight from the people who were there!

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.