Disney Postpones Re-Release of ‘Star Wars’ Prequel Trilogy in 3D
Now that the future Star Wars franchise has J.J. Abrams at the helm, both Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to postpone the 3D re-release of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
In a post on the official website, the company said:
Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy, we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans. We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date.
When The Phantom Menace was released in theaters in 3D, the re-release grossed an impressive $22 million during its opening weekend. Now, the fate of the second films in the prequel trilogy - Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2015. Since J.J. Abrams has not officially committed to that release date yet, however, the date is subject to change.