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J.J. Abrams Was Told By Lucasfilm That Releasing Original Theatrical Star Wars Trilogy ‘Not Possible’

December 14, 2019 | Posted by Ashish
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While speaking with Now This News (h/t JoBlo), J.J. Abrams talked about how he wants the original theatrical versions of the Star Wars original trilogy released and that he has asked Lucasfilm about it, but that they have told him that, “for reasons that I don’t quite understand, that that’s not necessarily possible, which is, you know, too bad, because that was the thing that I loved.”

“I guess it’s what George Lucas wanted, and that’s what he did, and so I respect that, although I also feel like there’s something about the original theatrical version that was, you know, for so many people, the thing they loved as it was. And so, you know, it would be great to have that available for a mainstream audience.”

So it seems that for now, we will have to get by with the versions of the original trilogy that have continually had changes made, from CGI Jabba to Darth Vader yelling, “Nooo!”

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens December 20th.

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