Dedicated Screen Rant readers might recall that in his 10 Movies That Need a Blu-ray Release editorial just a few weeks back, our own Mike Eisenberg rightly called out Star Wars creator George Lucas for scuffling his feet on the matter of the Star Wars Saga’s Blu-ray release.
Well, according to Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet, the Blu-ray edition of all six of the Star Wars films is in the works after all, though he declined on giving an official release date.
Sansweet made the following comments on the subject at C2E2 over this past weekend:
“We have been at work for a couple of years working on—I won’t call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff—but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We’re finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about… there are some real treasures.”
That said, Sansweet did assure fans at the expo that the highly anticipated Blu-ray version of the blockbuster sci-fi series would be out sooner than later.
THE ANIMATED SERIES
Meanwhile, the Lucasfilm representative did let out an interesting tidbit concerning a new Star Wars television series — by the sound of it, the upcoming animated Star Wars comedy show we reported on just two weeks ago.
Sansweet confirmed that there would be a new animated TV series in the style of The Clone Wars, set in the post-Return of the Jedi Star Wars universe that would follow the cast of the original trilogy (Luke, Leia, Han, etc.). He also added that “not everyone who dies in sci-fi stays dead” and that fans would find out what he meant in about 3 to 4 years.
Until we hear anything else on this new show, expect lots of fan speculation as to what exactly this means. Is it possible that Darth Vader and/or Emperor Palpatine will be returning from the dead? If this is a comedy show, will we get to see Han and Leia dealing with the wacky, sitcom-inspired struggles of marriage and having kids? Or something else along those lines?
Of course, there’s always the most important question — do fans really care about this in the first place?
We’ll keep you posted as further details roll in.