It's pure speculation of coarse, there is no source is saying this. But visually Star Wars has always been cutting edge, as a fan I don't see that changing. I don't see Lucasfilms with Disney getting outdone by other movies in 2015, movies like Avatar 2, Cameron and 20th Century Fox want to up the stakes for the next movie. And 2015 is shaping up to be one of the biggest block buster years ever, there is going to be intense competition on the high end of the scale. This is why it should come as no surprise that this will come to be a reality. That means the next Star Wars movie will look significantly different from the last, in feel, smoothness and overall crispness. Here is quote on this technology..... So those of us that go in see the Hobbit in 48 FPS and in 3D, will be able to report back to how it looks and feels and what it will mean for the next Star Wars movie. So this isn't about the plot but more about the complete presentation.