Fang Zei said:
I was still hoping that they were planning on announcing an OOT re-release at Celebration, but after yesterday’s episode of the Star Wars Show, I’m not so sure anymore. It sounds like they’re teasing a surprise appearance (George Lucas?).
That being said, I talked to Jason Ward on Twitter a while ago and he still thinks that something OOT related is going on at Lucasfilm. So maybe there’s a chance.
There’s always Comic-Con.
Celebration will be about remembering Carrie and hyping up Episode VIII and the Han Solo movie. It actually makes sense that they wouldn’t want to make a huge announcement about the OOT in the midst of all that.
Why, exactly? Are they afraid OOT would make everyone forget about the new movies? “Ehh, we got the original movies now, we don’t care about your sequel movies and EU movies anymore, or anything else you do.”
Well, to quote that guy from Wired magazine in September of '06 when the GOUT was released:
“They’re not going to make the fans happy because the happy fan has everything he or she needs. They will kill the goose that laid the golden egg, they will cook it, and they will sell the bones on ebay.”
He also sarcastically quipped right before saying the above quote that “someday they’ll release a version that will actually transform you into a nine-year-old again.”
I bring all this up because I can’t help but think this is exactly what Disney is doing with the new movies. They’re mining our nostalgia in order to sell tickets. A not insignificant number of fans would probably “have everything they need” if Disney would simply restore and release the original versions.
Maybe my logic is flawed here, but that’s just how I see it.