The good news: We may only get 'Episode I' in 3D. The bad news: We're getting 'Episode I' in 3D.
Because there's nothing George Lucas loves more than killing his legacy from the inside out, the 3D version of 'Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace' is currently set to hit theaters on Feb. 10, 2012. Why? Because there will always be more memories to crush and wallets to rob. But in brighter news, it looks like if we all rally together and decide to not support a movie we've already seen and already hate, then the rest of the series may very well be saved.
Hit the jump to hear what Star Wars producer Rick McCallum had to say about the possibility of converting the rest of the series to the third dimension.
We're doing 3D versions of all six films, one a year, starting in February of next year. We start with [episode] one and go all the through six, totally chronological. Once a year, if they work. If they don't, then there will be just one [episode converted to 3D]."Folks, this is our time. Knowing George, he'll probably just convert 'em all anyway, but this is our moment to band together, to put crazy George in his place and take back our beloved Star Wars before it's too late. As interested you are to see the Death Star blow up with those Roy Orbison glasses on, you know you don't want to see Jar Jar in 3D, and you know you don't want to see Hayden Christensen weep and moan for another two hours in 'Episode II.'
So here's the real question: Would you pay to see the prequels in order to see the original trilogy in 3D, or are you gonna start a picket line outside the theater?