By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated October 06, 1998 12:00 AM
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“Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” debuted on VHS at midnight today, and fans were lined up at video stores across the nation just as they were last summer for the film’s theatrical release. Meanwhile, news is filtering through about the next “Star Wars” adventure. USA Today confirms that Leonardo DiCaprio will NOT star as Anakin Skywalker in the next chapter. “He met with George Lucas, but he is definitely unavailable,” the star’s spokesman Ken Sunshine told the paper. Instead, DiCaprio is prepping to make a movie with Martin Scorsese, “Gangs of New York.” It shoots this summer.