As revealed by Core of Movies on Twitter, Disney and Lucasfilm are set to issue Blu-ray and DVD re-releases of the first ten movies in the Star Wars saga to coincide with the upcoming arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
As you can see above, the re-releases cover all ten films – The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Solo, Rogue One, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi – in matching packaging with new artwork.
Given the lack of fanfare surrounding the re-releases, it seems safe to assume that these re-releases will be the most recent Special Edition version of the Original Trilogy, rather than the original, unaltered versions that so many Star Wars fans are craving.
Who knows, maybe we’ll get those with the inevitable Episodes I – IX box set…
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).