Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed is now publicly begging for Disney and Lucasfilm to release the original cut of the 1977-1983 Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray.
The Ant-Man and Bring It On helmer wrote in a post to Twitter, “Dear Lucasfilm, Please release a Blu-ray of the original, unmessed-with version of STAR WARS I loved when I was 13. Thanks, Peyton.”
Please release a Blu-ray of the original, unmessed-with version of STAR WARS I loved when I was 13.
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) September 22, 2017
Famously, George Lucas — the original writer and director of Star Wars — is intent on never re-releasing his original versions of A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi. It would take a lot of convincing on Disney’s part to get Lucas to give a re-release his blessing, which is extremely unlikely as the legendary helmer views his updated versions as superior to what came before. Whether or not the original theatrical cuts of the original Star Wars trilogy will ever see the light of day is truly one of the galaxy’s greatest mysteries…
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