Fans of Star Wars at one point or another have wondered what it would be like to sit in the director’s chair, but only a luck few will ever know what that’s like. Let’s say you become a wielder of cinematic dreams, and you were foolhardy enough to take on Star Wars. And let’s also say that you’re given your shot at the saga, and you get to take the keys to the Star Wars universe to make a movie of your own. With great power comes great responsibility though, and you realize just how big it is and what pressure comes with it. The fantasy of making an actual Star Wars movie might not meet up with reality, and Josh Trank may have just learned that lesson. (more…)
Also at Star Wars Celebration V George Lucas announced that the Star Wars saga will finally make it’s way to Blu-ray.
“I wish I could say it’s coming out this year, but it’s coming out next year,” Mr. Lucas announced as he revealed what additional material would accompany the blu-ray release. “They’ll be different kinds of additional material. I think you’ve seen enough behind the scenes material for a lifetime. There’s some really good material that will be included in there, including more deleted scenes that you haven’t seen “.
IGN also confirmed that all six movies will be released in the format sometime in Fall 2011. Apparently, the press release they were given also said that the set will feature, “…documentaries, vintage behind-the-scenes moments, interviews, retrospectives and never-before-seen footage from the Lucasfilm archives.
When asked why it took so long, Lucas replied “We’ve been wanting to do it as soon as we possibly could, but we just wanted to do it when enough people would be able to buy it and see it. You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally. It’s a very, very expensive process to do it.”
But that’s not all, a lost scene was found in the Lucas archives and shown for the first time at Celebration V. This incredibly epic, never-before-screened scene cut from Return of the Jedi shows Darth Vader tempting Luke to join the dark side, paired with footage of Luke constructing/activating his green lightsaber and officially becoming a Jedi Knight.