I actually sort of saw something coming a few months ago. When they started releasing the movies in 3D in February it reminded me of an interview or artical or something I read in 1999 from Lucas (or someone, it doesn't matter) that said that the rereleased the original trilogy in 1997 was a way to test the waters and see if the intrest in Star Wars was still there. It was so that factored into the decision to make the prequel trilogy. I'm sure rereleasing them in 3D played a small part in seeing if the intrest in Star Wars is still there, because the intrest hasn't wained as much now as it had fifteen years ago.
Last edited by adamclark52; 11-01-2012 at 10:53 PM.