Darth Vader: The Empire Strikes Gold Again

The force is still with George Lucas. Hollywood studios will vie early in 1998 for rights to distribute the long-anticipated "prequels" to his Star Wars films. In the works: a trio of features, starting with the story of Anakin Skywalker, which begins when the future Darth Vader is 8 and ends after he marries and fathers twins Luke and Leia.

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