Is the New Star Wars Movie in 3D?

If you are a Star Wars fan, you might be wondering if the latest installment in the franchise is available in 3D. Well, the answer is a bit complicated.

What is 3D?

For those who may not know, 3D movies are films shot with special cameras that capture depth perception to create an illusion of three-dimensional space. These movies require special glasses to view, which allow each eye to see a slightly different image and create the illusion of depth.

The History of Star Wars in 3D

The Star Wars franchise has a long history with 3D movies. In 1997, George Lucas re-released the original trilogy with updated special effects.

In 2011, Lucas announced plans to release all six films in 3D, starting with The Phantom Menace. However, after the release of that film and poor box office results, plans for future releases were put on hold.

The Latest Installment

Now we come to the latest installment in the franchise – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Unfortunately for fans of 3D movies, the answer is no; this movie was not released in 3D.

Why Not?

There has been no official statement from Disney or Lucasfilm regarding why they chose not to release The Rise of Skywalker in 3D. However, there have been speculations that it may have been due to the poor reception and box office results of previous Star Wars films released in 3D.


In conclusion, while some may be disappointed that The Rise of Skywalker was not released in 3D, it’s important to remember that it’s still an exciting addition to the beloved franchise. Whether you watch it in traditional two-dimensional format or on IMAX screens for an immersive viewing experience – the choice is yours.

  • Tip: Check with your local theater to see if they offer any special viewing options or experiences for The Rise of Skywalker.