Disney Buys Lucasfilm: What This Means For Revisited

Here’s what Adywan had to say on Facebook:

It is a dark time for Star Wars fan editors and will most likely be the end of the revisited saga………

As you have probably heard , Disney have purchased Lucasfilm and the complete Star Wars franchise. Disney are well known for not taking kindly to anyone touching anything they own. So i expect a cease and desist notice any time soon. Hopefully this will not be the case, but it looms a lot closer than when George owned the franchise. This news couldn’t have come at a worse time as i am nowhere near finishing the house or even being able to start the workroom thanks to my finances running out due to extra work i have had to do. With Christmas coming up along with the new arrival of my gorgeous grandson on the 27th October, there is no way i can restart work on ESB:R until after Xmas when i have paid off a few of the bills. I’m now preying that the bad news doesn’t come my way at any time in the near future, hopefully never.

So i think we may now need to prepare for some bad news 😦

Let me (doubleofive) reiterate that we have not heard from any lawyers, and there are existing fan edits of other Disney franchises (Pirates, Marvel) that are available, so it’s not all doom and gloom just yet. We doubt Disney will take Lucas’ apparent lack of caring point of view on fan edits, but I’m sure they’ll be so focused on NEW ways to get your money that they won’t notice the non-existent loss fan edits cause.

Also, it’s possible they may restore and release the original theatrical cuts that Lucas refused to do just to placate us older fans! Personally, I’m not looking forward to the expansions of the Saga, maybe not having Lucas directly in charge will help (see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), maybe it will hinder. We just don’t know at this point.

We will just keep working until we hear otherwise.


About doubleofive

Curator of Star Wars Visual Comparisons, webmaster for Star Wars Revisited, former co-host of Standard Orbit podcast, all around nerd.
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