UPDATE: Lucasfilm Cancel Plans For Any More STAR WARS 3D Re-Releases
Even if you weren't looking forward to seeing the prequels back on the big screen, the appeal of The Empire Strikes Back in 3D is undeniable. Well, it's not happening now! Lucasfilm has decided to focus their efforts on J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. Read on for details!
Deadline reports that Lucasfilm has scrapped plans for any more 3D re-releases of the Star Wars movies. Episode I - The Phantom Menace made only $23 million when it was brought back to the big screen last February which may go some way in explaining why the studio - now owned by Disney - decided it simply wasn't worth the time or expense of any additional 3D conversions. According to Lucasfilm's promotional partners, the plan is to instead focus on "rebooting the franchise". This will obviously kick off with J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, the start of a new trilogy. Episode II - Attack Of The Clones was set to hit theaters in 3D on September 20th, 2013, while Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith was scheduled for release on October 11th, 2013.
UPDATE: The following message was posted moments ago by Lucasfilm on StarWars.com.
Lucasfilm has decided to postpone this fall's scheduled release of Star Wars Episodes II and III in 3D. Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans. We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date.
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