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Episode 2 and 3 in 2013
One Month Apart
By Robert T. Trate
August 26, 2012
Source: Star Wars Facebook Page
The Star Wars prequels will not all arrive in 3D
© Lucasfilm Ltd
There has been some breaking news from Star Wars Celebration VI, in Florida. Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith are to be theatrically released in 3D back-to-back, September 20, 2013 and October 11, 2013 respectively.
This really comes as no surprise to your news editor here at Mana. According to Box Office Mojo, The Phantom of Menace in 3D made $22,469,932 and debuted 4th on the box office charts. The following week it dropped 64% at the box office. The reason for this back to back weekend release has to be due to a poor box office draw. The original plan was to release one Star Wars film a year, in 3D, for six years. This changes things drastically. However, with this changing of the release dates it still doesn’t place Episode 4 in 3D in 2017, the film’s 40th anniversary.
Will Lucasfilm release the official reason for the change in release dates? We will keep you up to date as the news becomes available. As of this point we can only hope that Lucasfilm will release the original Star Wars in theaters for the film’s big 4-0.