The Very Brief Skinny On TPM 3D

Repost from my LiveJournal:

Okay, as you know I was disappointed to say the least that there was nothing scheduled at Comic Con to promote TPM’s 3D re-release. I decided to get to the bottom of it at the convention by seeing if I could find somebody at the Lucasfilm pavilion who would know.

Yesterday I went to the Star Wars Blu-Ray promo booth (more on that in my upcoming Official Comic Con 2011 Report) and while waiting in line, I noticed one of the guys working the line had “Lucasfilm” on his badge. I overheard him talk to another person working the line who’d just started at ILM and he said that was in PR. Ah! Perfect! So when he was free, I said very nicely, “Can I ask you a question?”

“Sure.”

“Okay, you may not know the answer or you may not be able to give an answer. But, why aren’t you guys promoting the 3D re-release at this con?”

Simply put, they thought it was a little soon for the TPM re-release and decided to focus first on the Blu-Ray release, since that’s in September. “But stay tuned!”

Okay, fair enough. It is true many of the studios promote movies slated for release within the next year. For example, there was a lot of promotion for the Spider Man reboot and for “Ghost Rider 2: We Made Just Enough On The First One To Justify A Sequel,” both scheduled for 2012. As another example, Marvel had its mammoth booth set up to promote “The Avengers,” which I think comes out next year as well. But perhaps they figure a re-release wasn’t going to generate the same amount of attention and an awful lot of those new movies are in 3D as well.

Who knows? With the Blu-Ray out in a couple of months, maybe there’s a chance something’s in the works for later cons like Dragoncon on Labor Day weekend or New York Comic Con in October.

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4 Responses to “The Very Brief Skinny On TPM 3D”

  1. oxward321 Says:

    I tend to buy that. With the Saga Bluray release and Clone Wars Season 3 on dvd/bluray and season 4 all hitting us within the next couples months I don’t see a need to start promoting TPM 3D release until sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If there’s nothing, I’ll be the first to let Lucasfilm know I how I feel! 🙂

  2. parrotheadrasmus Says:

    Agreed!

  3. oxward321 Says:

    This from Hasbro panel at SDCC:

    http://www.rebelscum.com/2011SDCC/Hasbropresentation/image48.asp 🙂

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