Lucasfilm Postpones Star Wars Episode II and III in 3D; Focusing on Episode VII

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Us Star Wars fans have to take the good with the bad sometimes, as we’ve gotten word that Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in 3D has been put on hold, in order for them to focus all efforts on Episode VII.  The prequels already had re-release dates set for later on this year, and were following on from last year’s re-release of The Phantom Menace.  Here’s the statement that posted posted on the Official Star Wars site:

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.

This makes a lot of sense, and to be entirely honest I’m not that upset.  Don’t get me wrong, I actually enjoyed the Prequels (mostly) and wouldn’t mind watching them in the theater again, while being able to take my son…I just can’t stand 3D.  I’ve always seen it as a gimmick and have yet to see a film in which the 3D made an impact on the story. 

Oh well, at least they’re being pushed back for a good reason.  Some reports have come in saying they’re cancelled, but more than likely that’s referring to any plans for a post-converted Original Trilogy.  I’m sure we’ll still get Episode II and III in 3D at some point, but when is now up in the air.

-Jordan