Independence Day 3D No Longer Set For 2013, Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith 3D Moves Up A Week

Everyone on the planet has been talking about Star Wars ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced that they were developing a new trilogy of films, but those aren't the only titles in the franchise arriving soon in a theater near you. Following the release of Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace earlier this year, 20th Century Fox is still in the process of rolling out the prequels in 3D and plan to double dip next year. Episode II Attack of the Clones 3D is still scheduled for September 20, 2013 but now they've changed up their schedule a bit for the third movie.

According to Box Office Mojo, Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith is now going to be released on October 4, 2013, a week earlier than its original date. The move puts the sci-fi epic up against the new Vince Vaughn comedy The Delivery Man (formerly known as Starbuck), Robert Rodriguez's long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and the thriller Paranoia starring Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford.

But good news for one 3D conversion seems to be bad for another. BOM is also saying that Fox has removed the special re-release of Roland Emmerich's alien invasion action movie Independence Day from their schedule. The film was originally supposed to have a big summer event arrival, set to come out the day before the holiday - July 3 - next year on its 17th anniversary, but now it's listed simply as "TBD." There is no explanation given for the change.

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