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Lucasfilm has been teasing us for years, but now it’s finally official. The ‘Star Wars’ Saga will be re-released into theaters in…..(wait for it)…..3D!!! Yep, in George Lucas‘s never ending quest for more money the entire saga will be converted into 3D and kick off in 2012 with Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. No release date has been announced, but it will be presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucas Ltd., the “cutting edge conversion” will be supervised by Industrial Light & Magic.

“There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podrace, the ‘Star Wars Saga’ has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive,” said the statement

Well, whoever from Lucas Ltd. made that statement is certainly right. Though, I don’t know about you, but I’m not entirely sure I want to see Jar-Jar in 3D. The Mayans predicted the end of the world in 2012. Lucas announces we will see Jar Jar in 3D in 2012. Coincidence?

While, most Star Wars fans are excited to see the original holy trinity get the 3-D treatment you have to wonder if it will be any step closer to what George Lucas envisioned back in 1977. It’s no doubt that the technology back then certainly inhibited Lucas’s vision for Star Wars, but the bearded wonder is clearly bullshitting us that all the re-releases, with the edits and ad on’s were really what he had in mind 30 plus years ago. It’s really just a quest from a greedy bastard to make more money. Now don’t get me wrong, it will be glorious to see Star Wars on the big screen again, but it won’t end with 3-D my friends. Nope, whenever there is a new bit of movie viewing technology George Lucas is bound to be right around the corner with another re-release. Don’t believe me? Well watch this funny video by Jon Gutierrez of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater and Gamma Squad and tell me your future Star Wars viewing won’t look a little something like this:

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