TV’s Frink said:
If we ever get the ignore feature back Ronster might go on my list. I don’t even dislike the guy, it’s just there’s no reason to ever read his posts because they never make sense.
Look up “negative pick up deal” on films.
Then you will understand that different films have different types of contracts. That is in a lot of cases directors do not have artistic control over the films they delivered and the studio bought. That is the studio owns the film. If the studio wanted to change the film without the directors consent they have every right to as they have full ownership of the material.
What i am saying and it should not be hard to understand if you don’t i would be very surprised…
Are you questioning if George has complete final say over what he does with “his films”? He exercises his right to change them because he can and nobody could take that right away from him.
But there could be other reasons why he made changes each time Star Wars got released other than he could simply change them if he wanted to. It would cerainly complicate any release given how many versions there are. Each one will no doubt be patented. The 2011 and theatrical cut are the opposite ends of the spectrum and even though he probably retains full artistic control over his films. I would very much doubt it is something he would now care to exercise, and he is not in the same position to exercise that sort of power of influence. But I would say it is up to George Lucus ultimately. But he has retired and he is not going to get in the way of what the company want to do. But he will have to agree what is released with his films. Because he owns them.
He also does not have unfettered access to ILM and Lucusfilm resources like he did.
Honestly. I hope that makes sense.