Disney Rolls Back Plans to Release 4K Version of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

Disney Rolls Back Plans to Release 4K Version of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’
Disney has rolled back on plans to release a 4K version of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” in theaters, Variety has confirmed.

The decision comes just weeks after it was revealed a 4K edition of the film would form part of U.K. cinemas’ reopening slate. While “The Empire Strikes Back” will still be screened in U.K. cinemas, it will be a standard 2K version of the 1980 film.

Variety understands the Mouse House scrapped plans for a 4K release — which would have marked the first time a Uhd version of an original trilogy film had been screened in cinemas — after talks broke down with exhibitors in the last few weeks.

European cinema giant Vue was initially on board to show the 4K film across its U.K. cinemas, but said earlier this week that plans had changed, and the film would only be screened in 2K.

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