Monday, April 19, 2010

Lucasfilm Confirms Star Wars on Blu-ray

Surprised? You shouldn’t be. IGN reports that all six Star Wars films will finally be making their way to Blu-ray sometime soon.

During the Star Wars panel at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Lucasfilm’s director of fan relations Steve Sansweet confirmed—without going into specifics—that the high-definition release of the Star Wars saga “won’t be in the too distant future.”

“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,” Sansweet explained. “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.”

So the bottom line is that while Star Wars is finally arriving in this new format, these won’t be the definitive versions of the films (those will come later). Again, you shouldn’t be surprised.

Sansweet also dropped a massive bombshell concerning another Star Wars animated series. When a fan said during the Q&A portion of the panel that they would love to see the post-Return of the Jedi adventures of Han, Luke and Leia, Sansweet replied, “And you will, in the new animation.”

Whoa! Let the speculation begin!

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