Source: Screen Rant
You knew it was coming; the minute 3D started to actually take off, you were thinking “George Lucas is going to release the Star Wars movies and rape me of my money once again”. Well, at least he’s giving you advance notice; Lucas is bringing the entire six film saga to the third dimension beginning in 2012 with the much-loved and critically adored The Phantom Menace. Yup, that’s right; they are coming chronologically as opposed to the three people actually wanna see (hint: in those, Anakin isn’t a little kid or a whiny brat).
What’s scarier is that if you want to see the real trilogy hit the third dimension, you’re going to have make sure the first three do well in the box office; if The Phantom Menace makes a boatload of cash (or at least more than Alpha and Omega), the plan is to release each movie on the same day every year. If you want Luke and Leia to get incestual right in your face, get ready to shell out your money for the inferior new films and wait till 2015.
As sarcastic and mean as this sounds, I’d be totally on board if just the original trilogy was being converted; the only people who still care are the hardcore fans and the hardcore fans do not want Jar Jar Binks in three dimensions (or back in their consciousness, for that matter). Some would say releasing them in chronological order is a good idea, and it would be…if the prequels were worth 15 bucks to see again.
We’ll see though. Maybe we can mobilize and get Lucas to release the original trilogy only. And by “mobilize” I mean “watch them anyway because we want Lucas’ love and affection”.