When it was announced that the entire Star Wars saga was to be re-released in 3D, the initial plan was to release one film a year. It appears that this plan has now changed as new dates have been revealed for both Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Now, I am not all that bothered about seeing episodes 1,2 or 3 again at the cinema, let alone in 3D. However, like most fans, 3D or not, I cannot wait to see the original trilogy on the big screen, and I am happy to sit through the 3D for it. However, the wait seemed like an eternity. Things have now changed due to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace not exactly lighting up the box office. It took $43 million, a huge difference when compared to the Lion King 3D which grossed $94 million, so it made some money, but it is clear fans are not overly bothered about the ‘new’ trilogy. It is the original three, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi which fans want to see, and it is here Lucasfilm will make its money.
Attack of the Clones has now had its release date changed to 20th September 2013, with Revenge of the Sith closely following on 11th October 2013. With any luck, this could mean that A New Hope just might be arriving a year earlier than planned, in 2014. May the force be with us as we keep our fingers crossed!
By Matt Wavish