Monday, January 28, 2013

Disney Cancels 3D Re-Releases of "Star Wars" Films

From worstpreviews, 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm have been planning to convert all six "Star Wars" films to 3D and then re-release them in 3D theaters. The companies accomplished that with "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" a year ago, but the movie debuted to a disappointing $23 million domestically.

Disney has since acquired Lucasfilm. And even though "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D" has been set to hit theaters on September 20th, and "Star Wars: Episode III:Revenge of the Sith 3D" has been set for October 11th, Disney decided to cancel both releases.

The studio only wants to focus on rebooting the franchise. It has already hired director JJ Abrams for "Star Wars: Episode VII" and has plans to develop a new trilogy, in addition to spin-off films focusing on specific characters.


Octopunk said...


Really, though, this pleases me. I'm reminded of certain changes the Pixar brain trust made when they took over Disney productions, although I can't recall what any of those changes were or if they were good. I think maybe Disney was going to do a sequel to The Incredibles without Pixar? I dunno.

True story!

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I revisited the prequels recently and once again concluded that they never happened.