Star Wars poster.
Star Wars is joining the 3-D world in 2012. Photo by Thoughtful Preparations

There was a great disturbance in the Force. It has been announced that there will be a “Star Wars 3-D” run in theaters. Digital 3-D formatting is going to get applied to every “Star Wars” film in the series. It will take awhile though. The first isn’t due out until 2012. The releases, which aren’t set in stone yet, will be in story order. The first movie out is the first in the story line, with the original trilogy being the last three films released.

Everyone waiting to see ‘Star Wars’ in 3-D

Hollywood has exploded with three dimensional films, or rather giving the illusion of three dimensions. Some of the biggest hits in the past few years have been released in two dimensional and three dimensional versions, such as “Avatar,” “Clash of the Titans” and others. The technology has come out to help make “Star Wars” 3-D with George Lucas and Industrial Light and Magic. According to The Telegraph, Lucasfilm insists that it will not be a rush job. The series will be much better in three dimensional versions after every single detail has been made 3-D.

2012 will be the first one

”Episode 1: The Phantom Menace” will be the first “Star Wars 3-D” movie to be released. The chronological order of the story will be followed as the series is released. The release date is not yet determined for sure. 2012 is the year the company is heading for. It is just a goal though. The Hollywood Reporter tells us that 3-D technology is something George Lucas may still need to be convinced of. However, viewing the film “Avatar” changed his mind. How far apart the movies will be released isn’t known yet.

Theaters need technology also

Theaters need to get up to speed. Too many are still lagging with only 2-D projectors. Every year, about 500 are added to be 3-D capable. More films are being released in 3-D meaning more theaters are trying to get it. It isn’t known whether “Indiana Jones” or the “Clone Wars” DVD series will get 3-D updates for theatrical release.

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