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Plans to release rest of Star Wars films in 3D cancelled

January 28th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Those that were looking forward to the 3D releases of the five remaining Star Wars flicks can now hold onto their dollars. According to Deadline, Disney and Lucasfilm have opted to cancel the 3D releases of the rest of the series in order to focus on the new trilogies. The Phantom Menace had received the 3D treatment and was released in theaters back in February of 2012. Apparently not enough butts made it into seats for that release, that combined with the attention the new trilogy is receiving made it an easy decision for Disney.

I saw the Phantom Menace in 3D and I will admit, I was less than pleased with the 3D conversion, but I was still eagerly anticipating the rest of the releases. Attack of The Clones in 3D was scheduled to be in theaters September 2013 while Revenge Of The Sith, the one I was most excited for, was to hit theaters October of 2013. Though the 3D conversion of Phantom Menace was pretty disappointing, IGN had reported that Attack and Revenge’s 3D conversion was looking really good, upping my anticipation.

Though I am not utterly destroyed by this news, I was still planning on throwing down my dollars for the releases. Looks like I will have to save that money for 2015, or 2016 if Abrams gets his way.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….