'Star Wars' Saga in 3D in Theaters 2012

Beginning with 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace', all 6 'Star Wars' films are slated for a 3D release.
Star Wars. In 3D. In theaters. In 2012.
Star Wars. In 3D. In theaters. In 2012.
Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today that the live-action Star Wars Saga will be converted to 3D, and will be arriving in theater starting in 2012.

There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podrace, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive. Presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd., the cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level, with Industrial Light & Magic supervising the project. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is expected to be released theatrically in 2012. A release date has not yet been determined.

"Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right," said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic.

"It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience."

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.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back was released May 21st, 1980 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker. The film is directed by Irvin Kershner.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi was released May 25th, 1983 and stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Sebastian Shaw, Ian McDiarmid. The film is directed by Richard Marquand.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace was released May 19th, 1999 and stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Pernilla August, Oliver Ford Davies, Hugh Quarshie. The film is directed by George Lucas.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones was released May 16th, 2002 and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz, Ian McDiarmid, Pernilla August. The film is directed by George Lucas.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith was released May 19th, 2005 and stars Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels. The film is directed by George Lucas.



Sources: StarWars.com

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  1. WARRock

    freakin awsome!!! cant wait to see padme in 3D!!! lol

    4 years agoby @jcFlag

  2. fake

    who wants 2 see Jar-Jar Binks in 3-D..?!

    4 years agoby @fake343333333Flag

  3. Spongebob_Boxofficepants

    Star Wars is bazk get ready Star Trek cause you have met your match!

    4 years agoby @spongebob-boxofficepantsFlag

  4. stpaulkid

    Hey shut up all of you who don't this to happen this going to be awesome! And its going to happen! Ollie they will do a live action series but not at the moment.

    4 years agoby @stpaulkidFlag

  5. ollie-styrene

    NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! why the heck are they wasting time and money on doing these films in 3D??? why not put the time and effort in making the long awaited live action series instead..

    4 years agoby @ollie-styreneFlag

  6. Cineprog

    Yep, But are they going to do all Six film Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of The Jedi they were not shot Digital so they will be hard to convert to 3D unless there is some software that Lucas and ILM have come up with to do so.

    4 years agoby @cineprogFlag

  7. Ryan Moran

    alll you f*ckers suck dick and dont shake your titti*s while voting. Big gulps

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    It's a done deal ..George killed my childhood filsm forever...................FORVER!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. internetwin

    I'll probably only see 4-6. If I don't have the bluray by then :3

    4 years agoby @internetwinFlag

  10. the Narrator

    Hmm... The ENTIRE Star Wars Saga? On screen, in 3D? Good luck! :P

    Now, if you were to re-release the ORIGINAL trilogy, with remastered effects, and put it exclusively for IMAX theaters ,for say... Christmas next year? Then yeah, it would make money. And keep the 3D out.

    4 years agoby @narratorFlag

  11. bungalow359

    TOTALLY AGREE WITH JIMTHAR. IF YOU LOOK AT HIS CAREER HOW MANY FILMS HAS LUCAS ( SHOULD BE LUCASH) MADE. HAVING SAID THAT I LOVE THE FILMS AND IF THEY GET IT SPOT ON CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT EMPIRES AS ASTEROID CHASE WILL LOOK LIKE OR JEDI'S SPACE BATTLE, THE POD RACE ECT ECT. SO MANY GREAT MOMENTS.

    4 years agoby @bungalow359Flag

  12. Diaigma

    Anytime ;)

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  13. JasonKat

    LOL @DIAGMA, thats real big help. ty, lmfao.

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  14. Shadow Of The Day

    Cool.

    4 years agoby @asifFlag

  15. Diaigma

    @JasonKat - A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away . . .

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  16. JasonKat

    planets*

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  17. JasonKat

    Qestion to any jadi out there.. is star wars a future movie or is it sumthing before life, i mean does earth exist? i guess wat i trying to say is.. did the world end and now there r other plantes out there like seen in the movie, or did all this happened b4 earth. its a stupid qestio, i know but watever the answer is, would a part 8 fit in? since no1 died in the last1, or atleast, the bad guys did, but people lived on.

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  18. Avian

    Glad their taking their time and not rushing the converting like in Clash of the Titans, Alice in Wonderland, and The Last Airbender.

    Star Wars rules!

    4 years agoby @avian005Flag

  19. Worth5Bucks

    way better than titanic 3d!

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  20. Worth5Bucks

    Now i hated the prequels but the originals would be incredible to see in 3d! thats just amazing.

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  21. Emmytt

    hell yea!

    4 years agoby @emmyttFlag

  22. WiseGuy

    Hell, it's not like there re-making Star Wars in 3D. I'll be down for this. But I'm not gonna see all 6. Probably just New Hope and Empire, the two best.

    4 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  23. Rudy

    waste of time. I've seen them a whole bunch of time. Not worth it.

    4 years agoby @rudyFlag

  24. Dan

    In complete agreement with @Jimthar.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  25. Jimthar

    F*CK. ING. CASH. GRAB. lucas and cameron went to the same school of 'betaing a dead horse'. though lucas is much worse. i mean really, how many times are these movies going to be released in theatres??? how many ''DIFFERENT'' vhs and dvd's can you possibly release?? how many different GIMMICKS(and thats all they are) can you throw in it???
    now, no offense to anyone that actually likes these movies, but lets get real here.....do you really need to see this in theatres AGAIN?? i mean, seriously.
    sorry but i see this as nothing but a shameless cash grab and an excuse to charge more money for tickets and boost the overall box office of each of these movies. it's nothing more than that, and you all know it. if there is anyone out there that thinks that this is some form of an ARTISTIC statement.....you're a moron. its a 3D cash grab. and 6 mos after its theatrical release, there will be another 'version' or set of dvd's to come out to get you all to buy the same movies that you already own for the 12th time.
    thats it lucas, milk that dead horse. f*g.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  26. Ryan Moran

    awesome awesome awesome awesome

    4 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  27. larmindy

    not again..please give me something new and good. not the same films. BUT it would be nice to see the original trilogy in theaters again

    4 years agoby @larmindyFlag

  28. Dan

    This 3D conversion can f*ck off. The prequel series was filled with cardboard characters and sh*t I didn't care about, it didn't have any of the wit and spirit of the original trilogy. It's as @SoylentMonkey's avatar says, if you can't make it good, make it 3D. And f*ck off with converting the original trilogy. Leave it alone already.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  29. Goku_ssj2

    They should make a new movie with motion capture technology like avatar...3D re-release is a way to milk for cash...also George Lucas shouldn't direct a new movie if there ever can be one...and @felipe-11 Episodes 1 and 2 sucked ass, Episode 3 a little less but still...so if you pay to see that sh*t again in 3D then you're exactly kind of people Lucas is targeting with this 3D fail.

    4 years agoby @goku-ssj2Flag

  30. Diaigma

    Yikes. Lots of love and hate going on here. Just bring me the Live TV series :P

    4 years agoby @diaigmaFlag