Episode I: The Phantom Menace

*Denotes sarcasm.

Because you demanded it (probably not), 20th Century Fox is moving up the release of the 3-D version of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by a week. The re-release will now hit your 3-D enhanced screens on October 4, 2013, just two weeks after the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. This, of course, follows on the successful 3-D release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace this past February 10, which made $102.7 million at the worldwide box office.

What does the competition look like now for the films? AOTC will open against Ron Howard’s latest film Rush starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl, and Disney’s 3-D re-release of The Little Mermaid. ROTS, meanwhile, will face heavy competition against the Vince Vaughn comedy The Delivery Man, the thriller Paranoia, and the comic book sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

It will be interesting to see who will win the battle for nerd money between Sin City and Sith, and it will be interesting to see who gets more 3-D screens, Clones or Mermaid, but clearly Fox is trying to get the contentious prequels out of the way so that they can get to the undoubtedly more profitable 3-D re-release of the original trilogy.

Source: Coming Soon

I, like many of you, have come to terms with Lucasfilm‘s stupid and illogical decision to release the Star Wars saga in 3D beginning with the prequels. It irritates me to no end, but guess what? Episode I: The Phantom Menace will be releasing in 3D on February 10, 2012 whether I go see it or not. So why not see the movie and enjoy the high points. Darth Maul and the pod race.

Clearly, me and those behind these new posters are on the same page.

 

You might have noticed one poster shows off the pod race and promises how great it will be to watch in 3D. The other four feature Darth Maul and are completely badass to behold. He’s a prominent figure on four out of the five posters and he’s in the film for maybe 30 minutes!

Don’t get me wrong, I love Darth Maul, but just the fact that he is who they choose to feature most prominently proves he’s the only worthwhile character or scenario to come from Episode I.

These posters are so much cooler than the deserve to be, it actually gets me really excited to see Darth Maul flip, twist and kick-ass on screen in 3D. Which is, I’m sure, just what they were hoping for.

Source: /Film