In news that will either thrill – or horrify – fans, George Lucas announced that the Star Wars films will be brought back to theaters in 2012 – in 3D.
Lucas has long voiced his disdain for 3D, but the success of Avatar has reportedly made him re-think his views.
After the Golden Globes earlier this year, he told Access Hollywood, “Haven’t been a big fan of 3-D, but that movie definitely improves in [the field of] 3-D … we’ve been looking for years and years and years of trying to take ‘Star Wars’ and put it in 3-D,” Lucas explained to “Access.” “But, [the] technology hasn’t been there. We’ve been struggling with it, but I think this will be a new impetus to make that happen.”
All six of the Star Wars films will be released. Variety is reporting that “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” will be the first of the films to be released.