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LucasFilm Cancels Star Wars 3D Re-Releases in Favor of Episode VII

5 years ago by Nadya Vlassoff
LucasFilm and Disney have decided to cancel the 3D re-releases of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith

LucasFilm and Disney have decided to cancel the 3D re-releases of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith

LucasFilm and Disney have canceled the 3D re-releases of the Star Wars prequels Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith to focus on Episode VII.

The cancellation of the 3D theatrical releases of Episode II and Episode III comes only days after LucasFilm and Disney confirmed J.J. Abrams as director of Star Wars: Episode VII, which is slated to hit theaters in 2015.

As revealed by Deadline, the 3D cancellation of the Star Wars prequels allows Disney, LucasFilm, and Abrams to focus on the production of Episode VII.

Given that Episode VII will soon swing into production, Disney and LucasFilm need to focus on the future of Star Wars rather than remastering the past with 3D versions of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Back on September 28, 2010, LucasFilm announced that all six Star Wars films would be converted to 3D for re-released in theatres.

Although the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D failed to exceed box office expectations with $102 million, Episode I became the first Star Wars film to surpass $1 billion.

Good move or bad move by LucasFilm? Do you care?

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Nadya Vlassoff

Nadya Vlassoff joined The Deadbolt in 2009 and currently serves as associate content director and contributing editor. A former writer for the boutique apparel and accessories blog MelroseStreet.com, Nadya has interviewed and worked with a variety of top names in pop culture, fashion, entertainment and sports.