“One reason that the films were shelved is because “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” in 3D only made $43 million upon its release last year.”[HP]
I’m sure this won’t put a dent in anyone’s Princess Leia sexual fantasy, but the official word from Disney and Lucasfilm is that there will be no further 3D rereleases of the Star Wars prequels. The main culprit is a pronounced decrease in 3D returns at the box office, especially given that Episode I managed to gross just $43 million last year when it was reissued in 3D.
Disney has also pulled plans for the 3D release of The Little Mermaid which was announced with much fanfare after the super success of The Lion King in 3D. Guess we’ll just have to watch Attack of the Clones and <i.Revenge of the Sith at home on our giant plasma-LCD whatevers.