George Lucas might not be making blockbuster movies anymore, but that's not stopping him from releasing them. After this year's re-release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace in 3D, he's planning to re-release the second two films in his prequel trilogy, Attack of the Clones and The Revenge of the Sith, on September 21 and October 11, respectively, in 2013, as reported by Coming Soon.
Fans of these movies will no doubt be happy that they won't have to wait very long to see the next installment in theaters, as opposed to the over a year-long wait between Phantom Menace 3D and its follow-ups. Those who actively dislike the prequel trilogy, still a pretty vocal group, will at least be content that Lucas is getting both films out of the way quickly. Of course, that means the re-releases of the original Star Wars trilogy in 3D won't be far behind, which could also infuriate the diehard fans more. Or please them mightily, if they like the process.
The lesson here is that you just can't win, unless you're George Lucas, a billionaire who inspired a generation of filmmakers and hardcore geeks, and who stands to make nothing but profit from these re-releases even if they don't necessarily light up the box office a second time. Or unless you like everything George Lucas does on sheer principle, as well as 3D post-conversion.
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