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

January 28th, 2013 by Christopher Williams 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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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.