Back in August, rumours began to surface that Disney were preparing to release theatrical, unmodified cuts of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. Although the story was dismissed by some – understandable, given that the rights to the Original Trilogy are tied up with Fox – others argued that a behind-the-scenes deal could be drawn up.
It now looks as though those rumours may have contained a grain of truth. Film Divider has uncovered an Italian Disney advert, in which a smartphone is shown with all six Star Wars films released so far playing on it. The advert’s actually for a new Disney website, which it says will allow people to access a library of content from their web devices – including, it seems, the Star Wars films.
This is by no means a certainty, of course, but it does add further fuel to the theory that Disney really has managed to wrest the Original Trilogy rights from Fox. Take a look at the advert for yourself:
More on this intriguing story as it comes in.