The stuff that nightmares and broken childhood dreams are made of, George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy hasn’t quite eeked out all the money it possibly can from the pockets of Star Wars fans.  After all, the trilogy has only enjoyed, thus far, a theatrical release, individual VHS releases, individual DVD releases, a box set DVD release, and a box set Blu-Ray release—but the prequel trilogy has yet to be released entirely in 3D and so, hey, that noise you hear is George Lucas giggling and saying “ch-ching, ch-ching, ch-ching!

As a precursor to this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration VI fest in Orange County, the official Star Wars Facebook page let it slip that, following the relative success of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D earlier this year ($43 million), both Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith would be getting 3D makeovers in 2013.  Moreover, they’ve already got release dates: Attack of the Clones 3D will hit theaters on September 20, 2013, and Revenge of the Sith will follow suit on October 11, 2013.

Moreover, the announcement came with a large, simple banner (see above) that simply reads “Star Wars 3D.”   Not “Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy 3D,” but simply, “Star Wars 3D.”  Does this mean that the entire series, including the beloved original trilogy, is being converted to 3D?  Sigh, probably.

What do you think of the Star Wars news?

Source: First Showing