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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. It debuted to only $23M domestically but maybe even more importantly hardcore fans felt it was yet another craven cash grab by George Lucas.

Back in September 2010, Lucasfilm and then-distributor Fox announced that all 6 films in the Star Wars franchise would be converted to 3D. Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (first released on May 16, 2002) was to hit theaters in 3D on September 20th, 2013, while Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (first released on May 19, 2005) was to play in 3D on October 11, 2013.

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. Disney bought Lucasfilm in October 2012 for $4 billion, with the Star Wars franchise obviously the jewel in the crown. At the time, Disney CEO Bob Iger said three more Star Wars films were in the pipeline.

(http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/exclusive-no-more-star-wars-3d-prequel-releases-lucasfilm-passes-to-focus-on-new-trilogy/)

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I didn't see the point in the 3D releases anyway.

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Fake 3d = bad nyway

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Fake 3d = bad nyway

From what I've heard the 3D for Titanic was meant to be pretty good, so as always it depends on the amount of effort put in.

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3d = bad anyway

FTFY

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From what I've heard the 3D for Titanic was meant to be pretty good, so as always it depends on the amount of effort put in.

I did want to see how that turned out, but I believe James spent years on doing that

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Went to see ep1 in 3D based upon 2 thoughts:

1) Be kinda cool to see Star Wars in 3D. I'm sure Lucasarts will have done 3D justice on this.

2) Let's give it another try, it can't be as bad as I recall.

Wrong on both counts.

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I did want to see how that turned out, but I believe James spent years on doing that

Yeah, he did it properly and it cost a substantial amount to do. With the Star Wars films it looks like they were being done as a quick cash-in, which is not what the fans wanted.

Went to see ep1 in 3D based upon 2 thoughts:

1) Be kinda cool to see Star Wars in 3D. I'm sure Lucasarts will have done 3D justice on this.

2) Let's give it another try, it can't be as bad as I recall.

Wrong on both counts.

I need to watch all of the Star Wars films again but I'm not interested in the 3D releases. The trailer than I saw for Episode 1 in 3D was terrible, as in the 3D effect wasn't well done at all.

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