Star Wars 3D Re-Releases Moving Along Quickly; Only A Year Until the Original Trilogy’s Back in Theaters

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The Lion King 3D re-release last year made Disney $94 million dollars. The rerelease of The Phantom Menace may have grossed only about half that at $43 million, and it may be causing Lucasfilm to shake up their plans a bit: Whereas they once had planned to re-release a Star Wars film every year until they ran out of them, they’ve now announced that Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith will be released only a month apart. The bonus? This means we get the original trilogy back in theaters far sooner than anticipated.

Lucasfilm announced recently that they’re pushing the 3D re-release of Revenge of the Sith up, with Attack of the Clones to be back in theaters on September 20th, 2013, with Sith following up on October 11th of that same year.

So can we expect A New Hope in 2014, as opposed to the dreadfully far away 2015 we’ve been expecting? No word on that yet, but one can hope. Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will, presumably, also be released before when we previously thought.

In the meantime, here’s the trailer for Attack of the Clones, because why not:

What are your thoughts on the moving up of the re-release dates?

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