It has been revealed that at long last Star Wars fans will finally be able to see the Star Wars prequel trilogy in 3D at the official Star Wars celebration event to be held in Anaheim, California.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far aw….well this one, and it wasn’t that long ago, it was September of 2010. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox announced that all six films of the Star Wars trilogy were going to be retro converted into 3D for cinema presentation.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D was released to cinemas in Feburary 2012 and only managed to scrape in $23 million. A poor showing, especially as fans saw this as another cash grab. The next two parts of the prequel trilogy were planned for that latter half of 2013 but with the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm in October of 2012, those plans fell through.
Was the conversion work ever completed or was the whole project abandoned? I always assumed the latter.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 3D was shown at Celebration Europe II in July 2013 and at a small U.S. event in late November 2014. But there has been no word about Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
Well now it’s been officially confirmed that at the Star Wars Celebration Event, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center from April 16th till 19th 2015, all three films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy will be screened in 3D. Of course there will be regular showings of the original trilogy as well.
You can find out more by visiting the official Star Wars Celebration site.
I do hope these films will finally see a home video release.
Here’s the original theatrical trailer for the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D.