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No more Star Wars Prequels in 3D

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Remember last year when The Phantom Menace got a 3D conversion? It was going to lead in to the other films being converted to 3D. However, at the time Lucas did say that that would depend on what the box office was like on the Phantom Menace re-release.

It did not do very well and, along with the news of the new Star Wars films, Disney have shelved any plans for Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith to be converted into 3D.

Deadline had the news:

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. It debuted to only $23M domestically but maybe even more importantly hardcore fans felt it was yet another craven cash grab by George Lucas. This news comes just days after Disney confirmed that J.J. Abrams will direct the new Star Wars: Episode VII scheduled to be released in 2015. It’s the first new Star Wars movie since 2005. Michael Arndt is writing the script.