So instead of trying to milk more money out of the Star Wars fans, Disney wants to work on “rebooting the franchise” with the new trilogy. Not surprisingly this comes from how underwhelming the box office performance of Episode I: The Phantom Menace (in 3D) back last year in February 2012. Reception of the 3D releases did not reflect well in sales also. It made only $23 million opening weekend and grossed less than $43.5 million domestically.
Although this does come as a slightly strange surprise because Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith were to release in 3D this year in September and October respectively. Coincidence that this little tidbit of information comes merely days after Disney confirming the J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII? I think not.[Deadline via Slashfilm]