Rumor: The Prequels & Force Awakens May Be Released on Blu-Ray 3D


Star-Wars-3DStar Wars fans know that even though Disney released The Force Awakens in 3D in theaters, there wasn’t a Blu-Ray 3D version released this past April. The studio normally does the 3D version at the same time on all of their Marvel and animated releases, so it was strange to not see TFA receive the same treatment. A 3D version was promised for later in the year and now there’s a rumor that it’ll be in a boxed set…

According to The Digital Bits a boxed set with the three 3D Prequels and The Force Awakens may be planned for later this year:

“Disney and Lucasfilm MAY be planning a Blu-ray 3D box set that would include The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith, plus The Force Awakens, all in 3D. As you know, the prequels were going to be 3D-converted for theatrical release several years ago, but only the 3D conversion of The Phantom Menace was released into theaters (in early 2012), the 3D conversion of Attack of the Clones screened at the Christopher B. Smith Film Center in San Rafael, CA last November (as part of a tribute to Dennis Muren), and Revenge of the Sith finally made its 3D debut at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim last year. So a Blu-ray release would make sense on a lot of levels, though Fox still owns the physical distribution rights to the prequels (which is not to say that some kind of deal couldn’t be made if the desire was there). “

As they say, Disney couldn’t technically release the 3D Prequels as Fox still owns those until 2020 (and A New Hope F-O-R-E-V-E-R). But they could come to some kind of deal to get them out on 3D Blu-Ray, for those who still have a 3D TV. It’s doubtful there would be anything different in these releases, but it’d be really cool if ILM went back and re-did the 3D on The Phantom Menace as they expressed a desire to do so after how great Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith turned out in the format.