Could ‘Avatar’’s 3D Inspire 3D Versions of ‘Star Wars’?

It seems George Lucas was impressed by Cameron’s film and could use his technology for 3D versions of his films.

Star Wars coming to 3D?
Star Wars coming to 3D?
There had been talk about 3D versions of George Lucas's legendary trilogy for some time now, but it seems that James Cameron's latest film could help make that a reality. Access Hollywood recently spoke with George Lucas and he revealed the technological breakthroughs in Avatar could lead to 3D versions of his Star Wars films.

"We've been looking for years and years and years of trying to take Star Wars and put it in 3D," George 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."

We'll be sure to keep you updated on any news of Star Wars in 3D as soon as more information comes in.

Avatar was released December 18th, 2009 and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Joel David Moore, Giovanni Ribisi, Michelle Rodriguez, Laz Alonso. The film is directed by James Cameron.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope was released May 25th, 1977 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew. The film is directed by George Lucas.

Sources: Access Hollywood

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  1. Ccollette93

    They need to breath new life to star wars, give us something we haven't seen, make star wars awesome again, not this animated bull sh*t, and certainly not about how darth vader cries himself to sleep because of his little bitch ass feeling

    5 years agoby @ccollette93Flag

  2. Emmytt

    @emmytt now i love it lol

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  3. WARRock

    im TOTALLY up for it:)

    5 years agoby @jcFlag

  4. Writer220

    The animated film wasn't that bad, I liked it. It was more of a war type of film, fast, story was good but not great. I gave it an 8 out of ten.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  5. Josh

    The only Clone Wars anything I've seen is a couple episodes of the original animated mini-series *yawn*.

    I've heard the movie is awful but the new CGI series is pretty good.

    5 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  6. slysnide

    I noticed that too ZanyZap. Odd how he got front row seating when he wasn't even up for anything. Although it didn't look too comfortable to be turned halfway around craning his neck up at the stage all night. lolz. I couldn't see who else was at his table. Spielberg perhaps? Nah, they would've given him lots of close ups if he was. HA!

    5 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  7. Emmytt

    God I Hate Avatar,but this is cool news

    5 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  8. ParkWilliams

    @ Josh: Yes, I was more referring to his portrayal in The Clone Wars movie and show. I suppose I should've clarified.

    5 years agoby @azadorFlag

  9. ZanyZap

    George looked like a four-eyed gum-drop with a trucker beard at the Globes...

    5 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  10. Josh

    CGI Yoda was awesome. The emotion in his eyes in episode III gets me every time in a way puppets never could.

    5 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  11. Writer220

    Ha George, retire all ready and take up a hobby. Write a series of books, play tennis, gulf or what ever and stop coming back. Let your daughter take over since you planned it, still can't believe that you're considering this.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  12. Radimus-83

    I love Star Wars. But this is ripping the dick out of it. God damn you George, take up tennis or something!

    5 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  13. Err

    WOO HOO!
    woohoo because i'm the 67th comment, not the 3D star wars thing,
    i don't care about star wars anymore.

    5 years agoby @err2005Flag

  14. ParkWilliams

    @Mad Max

    "Yes...there needs to be episodes 7, 8 & 9 done in CGI."

    Lucas and CGI don't mix. It's what destroyed episode II and turned Yoda into a joke. CGI is meant to accent the real elements of a film, not attempt carry the film until it trips over itself and brings the entire movie down. (again, episode II)

    This video proves my point.

    5 years agoby @azadorFlag

  15. Writer220

    I realize there are other characters in different time lines but I have a feeling about all of this.
    As every one knows Cameron did Avatar in 3D, Lucas now wants to put his into 3D but I'm sure he has a plan. After the updated versions of all six, he'll attempt a new trilogy.
    He's an open book, and he said years ago that he didn't want to go back to his trilogy. He did and updated it, so he could make the awful prequel. He proclaimed he had no intention of ever making another film in the universe, later a seventh came out. Animated, and I liked it, I even watch it and enjoy it to the core.
    The only question we should be asking him is, when are you going to retire? He's a bastered in so many ways, but an intelligent one.
    The directors all of you suggested would be awesome, except Tarintino, I don't like him.
    KOTOR would be awesome or anything else with different characters, as long the actors are good enough than I'll watch.

    5 years agoby @writer220Flag

  16. Punkpryncess

    It would be cool to have all 6 movies to have 3D versions, that comes with a couple of 3D glasses....You gotta have the 3D glasses that comes with the 3D versions. What fun will it be watching them without the 3D glasses, huh?

    5 years agoby @punkpryncessFlag

  17. Spack

    Well it should! If an old trilogy that deserves a 3D remake, it's better to be Star Wars than any trilogy (I mean the LotR and other movies). Uh, and Back to the Future please! I'm waiting with my Real 3D glasses.

    5 years agoby @spackFlag

  18. Null and Void.

    I once heard of an artist who one day went to the Louvre and decided to touch up on his painting. He was immediately arrested. The guard said to the artist: "It's in the Louvre. It's finished."

    George Lucas is the modern day equivalent of that artist. The O.G. Trilogy is a f*cking masterpiece. But, for some reason, in George Lucas' eyes, they're flawed (because they don't live up to his vision. Well, anyone who's seen the Prequel Trilogy knows that Lucas lost his artistic vision long ago). So, he decided to go hire someone to touch up on his art and practically ruined it (The Special Edition versions of the films are insulting, see RedLetterMedia's review of "The Phantom Menace").

    George Lucas is a pig and if there are to be future Star Wars films, they should be helmed by someone else, and they should NOT be 3-D versions of completed masterpieces.

    If there is to be a SEQUEL trilogy, I suggest:
    - Steven Spielberg (a man who seems to have his head on straight)
    - Peter Weir
    - Frank Darabont

    5 years agoby @soylentgreenFlag

  19. Johnnyblaze09

    Nice title Narzion 'Start Wars' sounds like there's really a reboot. I wanna watch the Blind Side in 3D too, fun one Mushy. lol.
    For this news, all I can think of is that this is a twist of fate. The reason why Cameron jumped out of his truck is because of Star Wars.
    Anyway, in 3D Star Wars would be a very nice & cool intergalactic wars, especially to new fans. And I agree to flavor it in eps 7, 8, 9 and this might reboot the interest of every fan in this name.

    5 years agoby @johnnyblaze09Flag

  20. -comrade-

    What's wrong with the tv show is that it's bad.
    -Crappy, trite stories
    -Bad voice acting
    -Boring, shallow animation

    Genndy Tartakovski did it first, did it best.

    5 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  21. Evan "Mushy" Jacobs

    They are planning on doing THE BLIND SIDE 2 in 3D as well.

    Next up... a 3D restoration of ON GOLDEN POND.

    - Mushy '10

    5 years agoby @mushyFlag

  22. Avian

    And another thing, a lot of you are confussed. They were talking about the Saga now, not a new trilogy.

    5 years agoby @avian005Flag

  23. Avian

    -comrade-, what's wrong with the TV show? I love it, a lot of Star Wars fans love it, and it even brings in new Star Wars fans. And the second season is incredible for a kids cartoon.

    5 years agoby @avian005Flag

  24. spynet315

    O boy, another chance for Lucas to bastardize is original masterpiece... lol, seriously though, as long as he doesn't take this as another chance to make more changes other than making it 3d, this could be cool.

    5 years agoby @spynet315Flag

  25. -comrade-

    Why not. Why not just replace all the actors with those terrible looking marionette motherf*ckers from the second clone wars TV show. God, is nothing EVER good enough for this midget douche.

    5 years agoby @taberjohnson18Flag

  26. AnnoyingFilmCritic

    >> Lucas is hyped about the new level of 3D for his Original SW trilogy, NOT A REBOOT

    5 years agoby @annoyingfilmcriticFlag

  27. Cripple

    Thank you. But he would tweak too much you are right. Reeves would be a great choice, Cloverfield was great.

    5 years agoby @crippleFlag

  28. the Narrator

    Good point Cripple. And he would hhve damn near limitless aliens too, but he would tweak it too much.

    Lol, I still say Abrams (K-Man spoke why) or Reeves. Reeves because he seems to be a cool guy, who sees things and wants it. An up and coming director with a passionate crew and seems to like his job. He did well with Cloverfield and I am awaiting Let Me In. And he would probably get Lucas (Old power) on Exec Producer but would bring in Abrams (new power) to even it out. I think it could be a potent mix.

    5 years agoby @narratorFlag

  29. Mad_Max

    Yes...there needs to be episodes 7, 8 & 9 done in CGI.

    5 years agoby @mad-max-67878820Flag

  30. Avian

    I'm glad George is waiting rather than rushing into 3D.

    5 years agoby @avian005Flag

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