Star Wars “Skywalker Saga” Rumored To Be Release In Blu-Ray/4K Ultra HD Box Set. According to a report by The Digital Bits, the entire Skywalker Saga will be released in a Blue-Ray/4k Ultra HD box set.
The box set would consist of Episodes I-Episode IX of the Star Wars franchise, leaving out Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though this is strictly a rumor at the moment, it would not be surprising given that there were VHS and DVD box set releases of Episode IV-Episode VI and a “Complete Saga” release of Episode I-Episode VI in the past. Also rumored is the release of Star Wars: Episode IX : The Rise of Skywalker via Digital and Blu-Ray in early 2020.
“We already know that the classic trilogy has been scanned from the original negatives (new 4K masters are done and ready), and the prequels will no doubt be upsampled and digitally restored.” the report from The Digital Bits explains. “Whether Disney and Lucasfilm would consider including the original theatrical versions of those classic films is the $24,000 question. My gut tells me to assume they won’t, at this point. Then, if they do, you can be pleasantly surprised. So take that all as a rumor for now and stay tuned for more here as it comes in.”
When asked about Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Director J.J. Abrams explained how the film wasn’t just about rounding out the latest trilogy, but a culmination of 9 films coming to a close.
“Our movie was not just following what we had started [with The Force Awakens], it was following what we had started and then had been advanced by someone else [with Star Wars: The Last Jedi]. So there was that, and, finally, it was resolving nine movies,” The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams shared in an interview earlier in 2019. “While there are some threads of larger ideas and some big picture things that had been conceived decades ago and a lot of ideas that Lawrence Kasdan and I had when we were doing Episode VII, the lack of absolute inevitability, the lack of a complete structure for this thing, given the way it was being run, was an enormous challenge.”
“The movie doesn’t pick up immediately after the last film,” shared Abrams. “Some time has passed. This movie is an adventure the group goes on together. One of the great things about getting to work on the movie is the dynamic between all of the characters. They’re amazing together, and it’s something I’m excited for you all to see.”
Fans have been openly torn over the future of the Star Wars franchise, but regardless of the many views of its fans, there is not doubting how exciting it will be to see how Lucasfilm, Disney, and Abrams wrap up over 4 decades of storytelling. We are also intrigued by how they plan on telling more stories about new characters in the Star Wars Universe after the Skywalker Saga has wrapped.
Be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for all things Star Wars, and be sure to see Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters starting December 20, 2019.
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