We've heard murmurings that Star Wars: Episode VII will be the first movie in the franchise to be shot and released in 3D, but the studio has not yet confirmed that to be true. It seems like more of a possibility now, though, as IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond reveals his company is currently in talks with director J.J. Abrams, and that the film will likely be shot in the immersive 3D IMAX format (at least partially).

The CEO was recently addressing investors at a Goldman Sachs conference, and let this tiny bit of information slip out during his presentation.

"We are talking to J.J. Abrams' [team] now about the next Star Wars being used with partly IMAX cameras."

Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams last feature film before moving onto Star Wars: Episode VII, had specially selected scenes that were shot natively using the IMAX cameras, one of which was actually directed by The World's End's Edgar Wright. It makes sense that J.J. Abrams will continue to shoot in the format.

While conversions were planned for all six previous movies, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is the only film to have been re-released in 3D. The other converted movies were shelved once Disney bought Lucasfilm, many believe to pull attention away from the fan-criticized first three prequels.

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To read IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond's entire, and very lengthy, presentation (where he only mentions Star Wars one time): CLICK HERE

Are you guys excited about Star Wars: Episode VII being in 3D IMAX? Or does it scare you a little more than before?

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