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Chris3123 January 28 2013 10:07 PM

Star Wars II and III 3D releases cancelled
 
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I learned of this decision just now from Lucasfilm‘s promotional partners who are telling me the studio now owned by Disney wants to focus only on “rebooting the franchise” with three new Star Wars films. This surprising decision follows the underwhelming box office performance of Episode I: The Phantom Menace re-released in 3D in February 2012.
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Makes sense. Can't say I'm disappointed, though.

DalekJim January 28 2013 10:13 PM

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Oh great, don't re-release the prequel I actually kinda enjoy in cinemas!

(Attack of the Clones for anybody that cares.)

davejames January 28 2013 10:16 PM

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Understandable. With all this great buzz surrounding Abrams and the new movies, the last thing they want to do is remind people again of the prequels.

Although I have to admit I was looking forward to seeing the OT in 3D.

DalekJim January 28 2013 10:21 PM

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davejames wrote: (Post 7605619)
Understandable. With all this great buzz surrounding Abrams and the new movies, the last thing they want to do is remind people again of the prequels.

The prequels were hugely successful and judging by review aggregate websites were well enough received. The idea that the general public hate them is a total myth. Revenge of the Sith was one of the highest grossing films of that decade. It wouldn't have been if everybody hated the previous 2 movies.

ryan123450 January 28 2013 10:21 PM

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3d is rediculous. Does't bother me much.

Hartzilla2007 January 28 2013 10:22 PM

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davejames wrote: (Post 7605619)
Understandable. With all this great buzz surrounding Abrams and the new movies, the last thing they want to do is remind people again of the prequels.

Although I have to admit I was looking forward to seeing the OT in 3D.

I was looking forward to getting to see Return of the Jedi in a theater, becuase it's the only one I haven't actually seen in a theater.

Hound of UIster January 28 2013 10:29 PM

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DalekJim wrote: (Post 7605646)
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davejames wrote: (Post 7605619)
Understandable. With all this great buzz surrounding Abrams and the new movies, the last thing they want to do is remind people again of the prequels.

The prequels were hugely successful and judging by review aggregate websites were well enough received. The idea that the general public hate them is a total myth. Revenge of the Sith was one of the highest grossing films of that decade. It wouldn't have been if everybody hated the previous 2 movies.

Actually if you adjust for inflation. The OT still beats the Prequels.

DarthPipes January 28 2013 10:30 PM

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I thought the 3D on TPM was mostly awful although I read on IGN that the AOTC and ROTS 3D looked much better. I think the not-so-stellar box office from TPM 3D helped lead to this decision, along with the development of the new sequel trilogy.

DalekJim January 28 2013 10:33 PM

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Hound of UIster wrote: (Post 7605709)
Actually if you adjust for inflation. The OT still beats the Prequels.

Yeah but the prequels still beat almost any movie ever made at the box office. Regardless if people on the internet were annoyed that Jar Jar wasn't funny.

davejames January 28 2013 10:40 PM

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DalekJim wrote: (Post 7605646)
The prequels were hugely successful and judging by review aggregate websites were well enough received. The idea that the general public hate them is a total myth. Revenge of the Sith was one of the highest grossing films of that decade. It wouldn't have been if everybody hated the previous 2 movies.

Well yeah, because A) it was still SW, and B) everyone wanted to see Anakin finally become Vader.

Hell, I couldn't stand them and I still saw each one 3 times in the theater (and later bought them on DVD). That's how strong a grip the franchise has on people.

billcosby January 28 2013 10:42 PM

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Dammit, I wish someone could have told Lego... instead of heaps of classic Star Wars sets we're set for at least a year of non stop Episode II lego!!! :klingon: (I shouldn't complain, the new rancor pit looks amazing) But I wonder if this will affect other marketing/merch plans.

That being said, there's no way we'll be watching ep. 7 in 2015. It'll be 2016 or 2017.
I wonder how long The Clone Wars is going to stretch...

Peach Wookiee January 28 2013 10:52 PM

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My cousin will be sad. He was really looking forward to it. Oh well...

Kirby January 28 2013 11:21 PM

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This is too bad in that my 10 year old son is a huge Star Wars fan and with the exception of The Clone Wars, never saw a SW movie in the theater until TPM came out in 3D last year. He was really looking forward to seeing all of them in 3D.

JarodRussell January 28 2013 11:24 PM

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Are they still going to be converted for a blu ray 3D release?

OdoWanKenobi January 28 2013 11:31 PM

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Damn. I couldn't care less about the prequels, but I was really looking forward to seeing the OT on the big screen.


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