While the announcement that will helm Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens has breathed some serious life into that project, it may have also dealt a crippling blow to a few others. Empire is reporting that LucasFilm and Disney has decided to postpone the 3D re-release of the remaining Star Wars prequel movies.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was given the 3D treatment last February, with additional 3D remasters expected in 2013 and 2014. Unfortunately, if you were looking forward to Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in three dimensions, you might have to wait a while longer.
It's pretty obvious why this decision was made. With Star Wars: Episode VII promising to be one of the biggest releases of the next few years, Disney and LucasFilm are clearly prioritizing their resources and attention Into that project. The company released a statement via their website explaining:
Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 per cent 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.
I'm sure we can expect to catch the rest of prequels in 3D at some point, but your guess is as good as mine as to when that will be. Perhaps they will be released in a run up to Episode VII's premiere.
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