Star Wars geeks, get your fancy 3D glasses shined up. Lucasfilm has announced release dates for the 3D versions of both Episode II and Episode III. The kicker: Episode III comes out only three weeks after Episode II hits theaters. Is that enough 3D for ya?
I didn't run out and watch Episode I: The Phantom Menace when it was re-released in 3D back in February, but apparently it made enough — $102.7 million worldwide — to justify the 3D-ification of Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The movies drop all at once on September 20, 2013 and October 11, 2013, respectively.
Nobody knows why Lucasfilm is releasing both movies in 3D within three weeks of one another, but that might not be such a bad thing. If it means getting 3D versions of the original Star Wars sooner — the trilogy that I actually care about — I'm all for speeding through the lackluster prequels.
If you're firmly parked in the "3D sucks" camp, perhaps the newly announced CGI animated comedy Star Wars Detours (also in 3D) will capture your interest. Or not: even though Seth Green and Matthew Senreich (of Robot Chicken fame) are producers, the show looks way too ridiculous to satisfy purists.