Revenge of the Sith and Empire Strikes Back IGN Watch Parties Announced

It’s a special week of Watch From Home Theater programming coming up to celebrate the big Star Wars anniversaries of Revenge of the Sith and The Empire Strikes Back! We’re happy to announce not one but two digital watch parties with some very special guests.

This Tuesday, May 19th at 5 p.m. PT, we’re watching Revenge of the Sith with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order star Cameron Monaghan and Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Ashley Eckstein, joining IGN hosts Clint Gage and Max Scoville! The final film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy turns 15 on Tuesday, and its age has only increased your love of it; an IGN user poll conducted in January saw our fans rank Revenge of the Sith as your #2 favorite Star Wars movie.

The larger RotS time period has been well explored in recent memory, both in the recent conclusion of The Clone Wars’ final season, which happened concurrent with the movie, and in Jedi: Fallen Order, which takes place five years after these events.

“Now that we’ve seen the Siege of Mandalore arc in The Clone Wars, I’m excited to go back and watch Revenge of the Sith,” said Ashley Eckstein. “I feel like it will be a completely different experience knowing what is simultaneously happening with Ahsoka, Captain Rex and Maul.”

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Then, on Thursday, May 21st at 5 p.m. PT, we’re watching The Empire Strikes Back on its 40th anniversary with superfan Rahul Kohli (The Haunting of Bly Manor, iZombie), joining IGN hosts Clint Gage and Brian Altano. In that same IGN user poll, our fans (rather unsurprisingly) rated The Empire Strikes Back as their #1 favorite Star Wars movie with a landslide 51 percent of the 25,000 votes.

We want you to join the stream by tuning in on your platform of choice and dropping in everything from your questions for our guests to your favorite moments in the movies!

While IGN won’t be able to show the full movies in the live stream watch-along, we will be showing select clips throughout the live Q&A with our special guests. If you want the full WFH Theater experience, sync up the full movies on your devices and watch with us when we press “play” together! Both Revenge of the Sith and The Empire Strikes back are available to stream exclusively on Disney+. If you’re not already signed up, Disney+ is offering a 14-day free trial.

Want to tune in to IGN’s WFH Theater? Here’s what you need to know!

Watch From Home Theater isn’t just a show or an opportunity to watch a movie; it’s a hangout with passionate people who share one thing in common — their love of film. Each week, we’ll invite our viewers to join in the conversation using our WFH Theater Discord channel to chat with our host, Clint Gage, as well as our celebrity guests. With running commentaries that range from insightful to silly, each viewing will take on a life of its own based on each film.

Check out highlights from our recent episodes of WFH Theater below!

WFH Theater – Netflix’s Extraction with Chris Hemsworth, Joe Russo and director Sam Hargrave

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WFH Theater – Star Trek: First Contact with actor/director Jonathan Frakes

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WFH Theater – Jurassic Park with original movie star Joseph Mazzello

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Terri Schwartz is Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment at IGN. Talk to her on Twitter at @Terri_Schwartz.
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