star wars sagaIn a tweet tonight, Empire Magazine made a claim that director John Landis declared that Disney would be releasing the unaltered Original Star Wars Trilogy.

Here is a direct link to the Tweet, and in case they delete it here’s an archive of it.

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We’ve written in the past as to why Disney can’t release the original unaltered versions yet, chief of which is that Fox owns A New Hop F-O-R-E-V-E-R and Disney could never release that movie. There are several other reasons, which we’ve detailed here and here.

In a second tweet (archive) Empire claims George Lucas told Landis about it:

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Until Lucasfilm officially announces this, take it with a grain of salt.

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