Tuesday April 25, 2017

Disney Will Never Alter or Restore Original Star Wars Trilogy

You better hang on tight to those Despecialized Editions, as Disney or Lucasfilm has no plans on revisiting the original releases of Episode IV, V, and VI: when asked whether the theatrical cuts would be re-released, Kathleen Kennedy said, "I wouldn't touch those, are you kidding me? [laughs] Those will always remain his." I am pretty sure Disney doesn’t give a crap about respecting George Lucas based on what has already become of Star Wars, though, so I imagine they are just waiting for the perfect, most profitable time to release the originals on BD (the mouse seems to be avoiding UHD and 4K right now).

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Star Wars Celebration happened recently in Orlando, Florida, and there was a lot of big news and exciting stuff coming from every direction. So, a few things managed to fly a little under the radar. Such as an interview that Kathleen Kennedy did for the Steelewars Podcast. During the course of the interview, she was asked about the original trilogy and whether or not they have any plans on restoring the theatrical cuts. While she revealed that there is no agreement in place to keep the Star Wars cuts as they are, she also made it clear that Lucasfilm isn't planning on messing with them.