Star Wars in 3D could become a reality as George Lucas has stated that he was impressed with the technology used in Avatar and its subsequent success at the box office.

Lucas states: “We’ve been looking for years and years and years of trying to take ‘Star Wars’ and put it in 3-D”, before following with, “but, technology hasn’t been there. We’ve been struggling with it, but I think this will be a new impetus to make that happen”.

Given the way the franchise has used improvements in technology to repackage content before - CGI additions to the three originals - it is perhaps no surprise that the new advances in 3D tech would be used to stretch out the well-worn content even further.

This could, however, prove a controversial decision with some fans, as not all were happy with discrepancies in continuity that the prequels created, perhaps preferring that this was addressed before embarking on any further embellishments.

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