September 21, 2020

Not even J.J. Abrams can make a re-release of the original ‘Star Wars’ cuts happen

Not even J.J. Abrams can make a re-release of the original 'Star Wars' cuts happen

If you thought that maybe with Disney’s 2012 purchase of Lucasfilm, or its 2019 purchase of 21st Century Fox, or the launch of Disney+ we’d finally get a new release of the de-specialized versions of the original Star Wars trilogy, we’ve got bad news.

In an interview promoting the upcoming Rise of Skywalker, Abrams told Now This that, actually, he has asked Disney about getting those versions of the films back into wider circulation beyond old VHS copies.

Disney said no.

With the …

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