For those of you not following along with every tiny movement of George Lucas and his never-ending stream of ideas on how to re-present his film collection, it may come as a surprise to you that Star Wars will be re-released in 3D format in theaters starting in 2012 – today’s trailer being final proof. It started as a rumor after George himself hinted at a release of the films in a 3D format after having first seen AVATAR in 3D, saying that the technology had finally caught up with his vision for a 3D presentation of the saga. Now we’ve got the first 3D trailer for a big-screen release.
What you’ll see come February 10, 2012 will be the first installment in the full 6-film series, The Phantom Menace. I’m not going to get too far into how these films SHOULD be presented, because we could talk about that all day, all night, and all week long, but know this: everyone who knows anything knows that you’re supposed to watch 4, 5, and 6 before you watch 1, 2, and 3, simply because the secrets are revealed in correct order that way, of course! Have a peek at the Phantom Menace trailer here:
This of course can be taken for real, official, and not a joke because it’s not April first and the video is posted on the official Star Wars YouTube channel. Now since we’re talking about Star Wars and that means it’s time to geek out, have a look below at the trailer for Star Wars : Special Edition, aka the re-release of the films on the 20th anniversary of the original film. Notice how similar the start of the trailer is to the one above. Enjoy!