Star Wars II and III 3D releases cancelled

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  1. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Makes sense. Can't say I'm disappointed, though.
     
  2. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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.)
     
  3. davejames

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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.
     
  4. DalekJim

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    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.
     
  5. ryan123450

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    3d is rediculous. Does't bother me much.
     
  6. Hartzilla2007

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    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.
     
  7. Hound of UIster

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

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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.
     
  9. DalekJim

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    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.
     
  10. davejames

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    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.
     
  11. billcosby

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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...
     
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  12. Peach Wookiee

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

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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.
     
  14. JarodRussell

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

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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.
     
  16. Stevil2001

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    ^ Yeah, I've never seen the OT on the big screen, and I really wanted to see the original film at least...
     
  17. Saga

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    same here. i saw A New Hope and Jedi during the Special Edition release, but missed Empire somehow.
     
  18. davejames

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    The asteroid chase from ESB would have been awesome in 3D.
     
  19. Turtletrekker

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    Yup. 3D or not, I will always take the chance to see the OT on the big screen.
     
  20. Gaith

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    If anything, I'd think this suggests the 2015 date is still on, and that they're trying to build anticipation accordingly...
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