Star Wars 3D re-releases canceledPosted 11:11 pm on Monday, January 28th, 2013 by Mike Villarreal
The nerd world is still abuzz with the recent news that J.J. Abrams will now be directing Episode VII of the new Star Wars franchise, but not all good news is coming out the of Star Wars rebel base. Well, I guess that kind of depends on your stance on the 3D genre as a whole.
Disney announced today that it is completely halting any plans to re-release any of the Star Wars films in the 3D format. LucasFilm announced back in 2010 that they had planned to convert all 6 of the films into 3D. Last February, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D was released, but it did not fare as well as many would have hoped at the box-office. Some believe this may be one of the main reasons Disney has decided to halt any future 3D re-releases, but the studio is claiming that they simply want every available resource fully focused on the new film.
Sad? Happy? I would have liked to have seen the original trilogy in theaters again, but there is no doubt in my mind that all 6 films will be re-released prior to the premiere of Episode 7. So I’ll be seeing you at the cinemas in 2015!
Mike Villarreal is the Community Manager for Nerd Reactor. He loves movies, video games and comics. #OMGWTFBBQ