Disney has decided to abandon the previously revealed 4K version of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,media reported. It will be a landmark moment for the iconic Star Wars trilogy, as it is the first time the 4K version of the original Star Wars franchise has been released in theaters. Last month, it was revealed that Disney will reopen a 4K version of The Empire Strikes Back in some UK cinemas.
The program has been canceled, according to Variety. Disney will reportedly be re-releasing the film in UK cinemas soon, but only in 2K resolution rather than the previously rumoured 4K. The reason for the change was described as a “breakdown” in negotiations with the theater that originally planned to play the 4K version.
Fans will have the opportunity to watch the 2K version in UK cinemas later this summer. To watch the Ultra HD version of The Empire Strikes Back, fans need to sign up for a “Disney Plus” subscription service.
It is reported that disney plus, priced at $6.99 a month and $69 a year, offers all the film and TELEVISION shows, documentaries and original content that the media giant has never been able to access elsewhere, even experimental works such as its new Zenimations project.