After earning about $50 million from re-releasing Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 3D this February, Lucasfilm has announced that the following two prequels, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith will also be making a transition to 3D. I guess its success has made George Lucas feel even more confident that he’ll be able to rake in more dough from movie viewers (especially the fans) out of his Star Wars franchise.
According to the official Star Wars Facebook page, the two will hit the theaters during fall of next year. Episode II will be shown on September 20, 2013, while Episode III on October 11th.
If you think those two are the only movies set to be re-released in 3D next year then you have a few more coming. Universal has announced a 3D version of Jurassic Park on April 5, whereas Disney revealed an “enhanced version” of Monsters, Inc. on January 18, and The Little Mermaid on September 13.
Personally, ever since James Cameron’s Avatar, I didn’t get to experience the excitement that I was promised I’d get for watching these 3D movies. It’s as if they only put it on 3D just for the heck of it. I think I had more fun watching movies in hi-def in my living room, but then again, that’s maybe just me.