With the success of 3D movies in theaters, according to Hollywood Reporter sources, it seems George Lucas has taken note of it and sees the “new” craze a way to earn a little bit more green from the movies. The first release is set to hit theaters in 2012. But there is worse news.
I am often asked, what’s the right way to introduce Star Wars newbies? Should they start at “A New Hope” or dig in at “Phantom Menace”? My answer differs from Mr. Lucas’ apparently as the first 3D release will be Phantom Menace. Ugh. I think the news would have been less stinging if they’d going with “A New Hope” but…
After “Phantom Menace” or PM if you hang around fan websites, Lucus intends to release one after the other on a yearly schedule. That means in 2017, we’ll be done hating this choice by Lucas or looking back at this post and commenting on how misdirected it was.
Can 3D bring anything new the trilogy and the prequels or will this just go down as a bad idea, like the Ewoks: Battle for Endor? Let us know in the comments.
Read: [Hollywood Reporter]