By: Dominic Jones
Here we go again. Empire Magazine is reporting that director John Landis (The Blues Brothers) told them that George Lucas told him that Disney would be releasing the theatrical cuts of the original trilogy. Empire tweeted out the following,
At a Q&A tonight John Landis dropped that Disney are finally going to re-release the theatrical cuts of the original Star Wars trilogy.— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) September 19, 2015
Apparently George mentioned it when last they spoke. Somebody put Yub Nub on. Let the celebrations commence!— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) September 19, 2015
I have to honest, I'm more than a little skeptical of this rumor. We've heard this many times before and all previous rumors about it have turned out to be duds. I've written before how I how think it makes more sense for Disney to focus on moving forward with the the franchise than spend all their time (and money) looking back. I don't expect it to happen, and with new Star Wars films on the horizon, quite frankly (I know I may in the minority on this), I don't really care if it ever happens.
I'll believe it when I see it.
As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.
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