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Lucasfilm cancels 3D releases of STAR WARS 2-6

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 1:35 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


It seems the 3D fad is starting to fizzle. A little while ago we reported that the Independence Day 3D rerelease was cancelled. Soon after Disney cancelled their plans to convert The Little Mermaid and future Disney classics. Then today Lucasfilm cancelled the 3D rerelease for the remaining 5 films in the Star Wars saga leaving The Phantom Menace as the lone film to be released.

Per Deadline Lucasfulm’s promotional partners “want to focus on rebooting the franchise with three new Star Wars films.” No word yet on whether Episide VII-IX will be shot or released in 3D, but director JJ Abrams next film, Star Trek: Into Darkness was shot in 2D and converted to 3D at the request of Paramount.

This is disappointing, not because I am a fan of 3D (far from it), but because it gave me the chance to see Star Wars on the big screen once again.

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    • That sucks! Episode 1 in no way deserves special treatment to be the ONLY 3D Star Wars film.What about all the work that already went into 3D conversions of the originals?

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