16th November 2001: Attack of the Clones “Forbidden Love” teaser debuts

17 years ago today, the first teaser for Attack of the Clones arrived. ‘Forbidden Love’ gave us a glimpse into a galaxy a decade after the Battle of Naboo, where political upheavals are shaking the foundations of the Republic and the long-game of Darth Sideous is beginning to bear fruit.

Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padmé as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.

Release Date: May 16th 2002.