UPDATE: With a new focus on the production of Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm has postponed the 3D releases of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date.
Lucasfilm has confirmed the new theatrical release dates for the upcoming 3D versions of the next two films in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones will release, for a limited time only, in U.S. theaters on September 20, 2013, followed shortly by Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith on October 4, 2013.
"This trilogy really builds as it continues," says ILM's Dennis Muren, "and Episodes II and III feature shots of increased complexity and detail that really lend themselves to a deeper, more powerful 3D experience. Also, the action definitely ramps up as the galaxy plunges into war, so there are more opportunities to place the audience in the thick of some truly spectacular sequences."
Attack of the Clones includes thrilling chase scenes on the city-covered planet of Coruscant, intense ground battles on the rocky terrain of Geonosis, and the first-ever lightsaber duel featuring Jedi Master Yoda. Revenge of the Sith ends the prequel trilogy, telling the story of how Anakin Skywalker turns to the dark side to become the ultimate villain, Darth Vader, and takes viewers from lightning-fast dogfights to an epic lightsaber battle on the lava planet Mustafar.
International release dates will be announced soon. Keep checking StarWars.com for more news on the 3D releases of the Star Wars films.