'Star Wars' coming to 3D in 2012

The entire "Star Wars" saga will be making its way to 3D, with the first episode scheduled for release in two years.

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"Star Wars" is entering the third dimension, LucasFilm announced today.

According to the studio, "Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace" will be released in 3D to theaters in 2012. As with the original releases, Twentieth Century Fox is backing the movies.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which cited unnamed sources, LucasFilm will release one of the original six "Star Wars" films in 3D each subsequent year. The films will be released in chronological order by episode.

In the meantime, Star Wars fans will be able to get their hands on Blu-ray versions of the films next year. The "Star Wars" Blu-ray box set is scheduled for release in fall 2011. It will feature revamped visuals and audio and several special features, including deleted scenes.

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