Disney smartly backpedals on 3D Star Wars prequel re-releases

We sure hope you weren't looking forward to the 3D re-release of Star Wars Episode II and III. Disney and Lucasfilm have postponed the conversion of the two movies, both originally on the books for this fall.

Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith were originally supposed to release on September 20 and October 13. But Disney has a different plan, now that J.J. Abrams has been named the director of Star Wars Episode VII.

Here's the official statement from the official Star Wars website:

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.

So there you have it. Disney is pushing full steam ahead with production on Episode VII.

While the news isn't a direct bullet in 3D's head, it's a clear indication that people still don't care about the added depth, no matter what George Lucas or James Cameron think. Maybe instead of spending money on 3D re-releases, Disney will put that money for 4K releases of the next trilogy. Wouldn't that be something?

Star Wars, via Deadline

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