‘Star Wars: Episode 1′ 3D Trailer Debuting with ‘The Three Musketeers’

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If there’s one inside-joke that resonates among all film geeks, it’s likely the never-ending parade of Star Wars saga tweaks and re-releases - implemented by creator/director George Lucas. As a result, it was hardly a surprise to hear that, shortly after the series released on blu-ray, the entire Star Wars saga would once again be returning to theaters – this time in 3D.

Considering the first 3D installment, Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace is scheduled premier on February 10, 2012, it was only a matter of time before LucasFilms teased fans with a sneak peek at the fan-favorite saga in the third dimension. Apparently, that time will be October 21st – ahead of 3D screenings of Paul W.S. Anderson’s The Three Musketeers.

According to a report from USA Today, which actually detailed an animated Clone Wars return for Phantom Menace Sith Lord, Darth Maul (more on that below), the trailer for Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace 3D will premier alongside Disney’s Musketeers reboot (which stars Logan Lerman, Matthew Macfadyen and Ray Stevenson). Unfortunately, at this point, the article doesn’t stipulate the trailer’s length or content – only confirming the October 21st debut.

In general, reaction to the Star Wars saga 3D re-release is already mixed – with the normal blend of fans who are peeved that Lucas is once again tampering with the series format as well as other Jedi-lovers who are merely excited to see their favorite sci-fi franchise back on the big screen again. Whether we’re talking about questionable narrative changes (Greedo shot first) or continuity adjustments (replacing Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christensen at the end of Episode 6), fans of the Star Wars saga are no doubt some of the most impassioned moviegoers on the planet.

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That said, despite frustrations with the constant re-envisioning of the series, even fans who feel Lucas has somewhat diminished the Star Wars legacy over time still turn-out for almost every format launch (DVD, Blu-ray, etc) as well as every theatrical re-release (Special Edition, 3D) – which makes it hard to criticize the director for consistently exploring new ways for moviegoers to experience the series. But what’s next after 3D – aside from the now inevitable 3D blu-ray release? Personally, I’m voting for smell-o-vision – so that we can finally experience just how terrible a Tauntaun smells on the inside.

As for the aforementioned death-defying Darth Maul news, details are still slim as to how the vivisected Sith Lord will return in the Clone Wars animated show – though, Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni hints that, “He’s suffered through a lot to keep himself alive and implemented the training of his master [Darth Sidious] to do so.”

You can check out the Cartoon Network tease below, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:

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Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace 3D is scheduled to hit theaters February 10, 2012.

The Three Musketeers (and Phantom Menace 3D trailer) opens on October 21, 2011.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs on Cartoon Network every Friday night at 8/7 central.

Sources: USA Today & EW

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  1. 3D garbage is still garbage.

    • Short and to the point. Perfect.

  2. I did not like episode 1 (except for the final lightsaber battle)when I saw it in theaters the first time. I have no interest in paying more just to see it again in 3D. That being said, I would like to see a well done 3D lightsaber battle at some point.

  3. I’m only going to see Phantom Menac3D to quote the plinkett review with my friends “What’s wrong with your faAAACCCCCEEE?”

  4. Despite The 3(D) Musketeers being inevitably horrible, I still feel obliged to attend a screening for the sole purpose of booing this trailer.

    • ^ This.

  5. Lucas should get an award for really knowing how to beat a dead horse!

    • Or flogging a dead sith lord.

    • The expression “Beating a dead horse” should be changed to “Lucas-ing Star Wars.”

  6. For the love of god, Darth Maul flippin’ died! Why the hell bring him back just for the hell of it.

    As for the 3D. It would have been fun without all the other tampering and the crummy prequels. AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHH! I hate George Lucas.

  7. I used to think Star Wars was okay; and now I absolutely hate it.

  8. Wow! Star Wars back in theaters? That is the best news I’ve heard today. I’m a huge fan of 3d and Star Wars so when properly used the combination is going to be spectacular.

  9. In Darth Vader voice: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”

    • LOL…I can hear that so clearly in my head

  10. Who would have thought Lucas would rehash Star Wars? Not me says I…..

  11. george lucas once again showing he has no respect for movie goers,and fans,with this,his rehash number er…how many?…each new format,and off georgie boy goes…vhs,dvd,now blu ray….i shudder when i think of jar jar binks in 3D..as well as the by now trade mark lucas woeful dialogue…weak 2D is weak 3D.

  12. At this point he should just reboot the whole franchise. Ryan Reynolds will be Luke, Nathan Fillion will be Han Solo, Zoe Saldana would be Leia (so that Kofi can write another one of those hotly debated articles), and Andy Serkis would play Yoda, Jar Jar, and every other CG character. Can’t you see it?

    • I can actually see Nathan Fillon as Han Solo. That would be quite interesting.

  13. Hmm, do I arrive to see Three Muskateers late to make sure I miss the trailer, or do I arrive early so I can jeer the craptastic return of the king of mediocrity.

    “That said, despite frustrations with the constant re-envisioning of the series, even fans who feel Lucas has somewhat diminished the Star Wars legacy over time still turn-out for almost every format launch (DVD, Blu-ray, etc) as well as every theatrical re-release (Special Edition, 3D)”

    Wanna bet. I will bet you one of my paychecks I will not set foot in nor pay to see any of the prequels when they come out.

    • I’d be happy to bet.

      It says “even fans” not “every fan” – wasn’t making a blanket statement. You and thousands of other can skip the prequels and there will still be plenty of frustrated fans that throw down money to see the films in 3D.

      Here’s hoping you have a fatty paycheck ;)

  14. Things nigh impossible to kill: T-800s, Zombies, Reboots & Star Wars.

  15. 1. 3D is stupid, a gimmick. The real draw here is being able to see Star Wars on the big screen again. Leading to:

    2. Why out of all the Star Wars movies would you start with The Phantom Menace? I know it’s first chronologically, but every Star Wars fan knows that you have to watch A New Hope first.

    3. Jar Jar Binks in 3D. NO. WAY. IN. HELL.

    • Regenerated 3D is Horrendious. it’s like watching paper cutouts of everthing at different distances. The only way the effect works, is if it is originally FILMED in 3D.

  16. I agree with most of the sentiments here. Phantom Menace isn’t really worth going to see in theaters again, but I’ll be there. If the prequels fail to draw a crowd we may not get the originals back in the theater.

    • You say that like it’s a BAD thing. Post-converting movies that are 35 year old movies in to 3D is not something that I will be going to see. I will just watch the DVDs on my plasma and enjoy the film that way instead of seeing it bastardized in 3D.

  17. wow, I think that is a record. He made the new blu-ray release obsolete before we even had a chance to take off the wrappers. How many times are people going to be asked to pay for the same movies? You could have a whole library of just Star Wars versions.

  18. May the farce be with you

  19. I liked the original trilogy and thought Lucas was a genius. I got excited for the 2nd trilogy and it was basically a re-hash of the original trilogy. Now he’s trying to cash in on this 3D stuff. Lucas has not made a decent movie outside of his Star Wars movies. He’s like a kid in a long running merry go round beating his cash cow every several years.

    • Well he WAS part of the original Indiana Jones trilogy. Those are pretty damn good films.

  20. This is usually where I post a “Burn in Hell Lucas” comment, but I can’t anymore as I finally cracked and bought the Saga on Blu-ray.

    • Somewhere an adorable fluffy kitten just died of a broken heart… :-P

  21. I saw this movie when I was a wee lad, so for introducing me to Star Wars; sadly, I’ll probably end up seeing this.

    And if they all fare well enough, then there is a chance that we could see the original trilogy on the big screen once more.

    If anything, the 10 dollars I spend will be a fun night filled with lightsabers, nostalgia, and Liam freaking Neeson.

  22. Here is a crazy thought. With Darth Maul being in the Clone Wars, what if George redid the ending of Ep. I with Darth Maul not being cut in half, but instead just getting beat up really really badly. BWOOONNNGGGG!!!

    • Maybe that’s what he’ll do! Like an extended scene of Maul falling down that pit and force welding himself back together while screaming. “one day I’ll get you Kenobi!!” Then Obi Wan can be dubbed to say “curious” like in Ep.II. Freaking genius! I’m gonna go get in line now!

  23. This cow dead, Lucas milked it to death.

  24. I could care less about the 3d but I only got to see episode 3 in theatres so I’m really excited to see them all on the big screen, mainly the last 3. Have some sympathy, remember the first time you got to see the opening crawl of the originals on the big screen? Well I havnt experienced it yet, even though I’ve seen them all countless times. Plus you know you wanna hear the Imperial march on those way too loud speakers.

  25. I could care less about the 3d but I only got to see episode 3 in theatres so I’m really excited to see them all on the big screen, mainly the last 3. Have some sympathy, remember the first time you got to see the opening crawl of the originals on the big screen? Well I havnt experienced it yet, even though I’ve seen them all countless times.

  26. if lucas was a walking one dollar bill, he’d ruffie himself and commence his own raping.

  27. this film looks whack, i will stick with the carpenter original . No good can come of prequals. Mutants

  28. I have to get this off my chest: This is about Plageious vs. Palpatine or Sidious and people say palpatine was stronger than plageious and I say wrong because he killed plageious while he was sleeping and if he was more powerful than his master he would have confronted him while he was woke head on which mean palpatine was unsure and or new he would be killed easily.

  29. Dear George Lucas,

    You are the Brett Favre of the movie industry. You were legendary in your day – but seriously, go away. No one likes you anymore.

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