The COVID-19 coronavirus hasn’t made 2020 probably the most nice 12 months for moviegoers. Actually, practically each theater across the globe has remained closed all through the pandemic to assist mitigate the unfold of the virus. Although lots of them initially deliberate to start reopening in mid-July, most have opted to postpone their reopenings till later within the 12 months within the wake of rising an infection charges, particularly in the US the place circumstances at the moment are nearing a staggering three million with a loss of life toll of 131,000.
Evidently, the pandemic has affected practically each facet of manufacturing and releasing content material, leading to many movies being delayed indefinitely because the world awaits vaccines and herd immunity in order that life can resume some sense of normalcy. And sadly for followers of a galaxy far, far-off, evidently Disney’s preliminary plan to re-release a 4K model of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in theaters this month is solely not going to occur.
Nevertheless, the information is just half unhealthy as a result of, in response to a report from Selection, the studio does nonetheless intend to launch a 2K model of the movie as a substitute. Certain, it’s not fairly as superior, however it’ll nonetheless be a sight to behold on a large display all these years later.
Nevertheless, as far everybody is aware of proper now, The Empire Strikes Back will solely be releasing within the UK at VUE Cinemas. For those who’re within the US, it seems you gained’t be capable of take the nostalgia journey, however that doesn’t imply it’s out of the query for the longer term, in fact.
For those who nonetheless actually need to see Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in wonderful 4K, you’ll be able to watch it on Disney+ or choose it up on 4K Extremely HD Blu-ray in shops.