No “Star Wars: Original Editions” Coming

Last week came the rumor that theatrical cuts of the original “Star Wars” trilogy would be getting a potential re-release following recent confirmed revelations that a brand-new 4K restoration of the 1977 first film had been completed.

Sadly, and not the first time this has happened either, these rumors have been debunked. The Digital Bits have heard from their sources that the newly pristine restoration is George Lucas’ tinkered with Special Edition versions of the film.

Shawn Belston, 20th Century Fox’s Senior VP of Library and Technical Services, said during a special event at Ohio State University recently that all the cuts and snips Lucas made to the original film back in the 1990s still exist, so theoretically, the original theatrical cut could still be put together – but there’s no plans to do that anytime soon.