It looks like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams decided to take Star Wars fans' fight under his wings, demanding to ask Disney to release the original and unaltered versions of the original Star Wars trilogy.
Speaking in an interview with Now This News to help promote his newest Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams was asked if he had any interest in seeing an unaltered version of the original Star Wars trilogy make its way to the public.
It seems like the filmmaker definitely wants the same thing as fans because Abrams asked Disney about the films.
"And I have asked about this... But I've been told that, for reasons that I quite don't understand, that that's not necessarily possible. Which is, you know, too bad because that was the thing that I loved," the director told the publication.
It looks like Abrams tried to take the Star Wars fanbase's fight to the big man. Ever since George Lucas completed the Star Wars original trilogy, the Star Wars creator has been adding a few tweaks here and there using computer graphics. Eventually, Lucas declared that the tweaked versions of the films were the only original versions of the movie, and so, respecting the Star Wars creators' wishes, Disney decided against releasing the unaltered versions of the first three Star Wars films.
Fans, however, continue to hope to see the original unedited version of Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
Let's just hope that Lucas eventually changes his mind.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.