We will watch your career with great interest refers to a popular quote and image macro originating from the fist Star Wars prequel; The Phantom Menace.
The quote is uttered by Senator Palpatine (played by Ian McDiarmid) to Anakin Skywalker (portrayed by Jake Lloyd).
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was premiered in the United States on May 16th, 1999.
At the very end of the movie, a young Skywalker and Obi-Wan are approached by Senator Palpatine.
It is at this scene, where the ominous line “we will watch your career with great interest” is uttered.
A separated clip of the scene was uploaded to YouTube by QuoteTheGuy on January 24th, 2014.
In the following years, the line would appear on sites like Tumblr, Twitter and Reddit on image macros as well as YouTube parodies.
- Reddit – r/PrequelMemes