The most pressing question I have though, and I’d really appreciate a definitive statement is, Are the TIE fighters going to vanish? If so, have they already been corrected, or is that yet to be fixed before the release?
Honestly, when you first asked about this, I wasn’t even sure what you were talking about, because in 005’s gallery, the description of the shot doesn’t mention vanishing tie fighters - I had to go in and compare the shots frame-by-frame to see it. But the whole shot’s been recomposited and there seems to be little point to just making the tiny little fighters vanish for two frames without actually replacing the whole shot.
As for the Obi-Wan face-branch shot, that is definitely on my to do list for ROTJ v2.5 but I haven’t touched it yet, so we’ll see how difficult it proves to be.
I personally think that there is no need to release v3.0 of all of the films at once - simply because SW v2.5 really needs an update and there is more demand for Despecialiazed SW than for ESB and ROTJ (mainly because this film is the most altered). Also, v3.0 of SW will be the biggest leap because apparently a bunch of new sources became available. But that’s just my humble opinion, of course it depends on Harmy and the rest of the community.
Other people already answered pretty well but to sum up - SW will be the hardest one to do, because A) it has the most changes and B) I will already have plenty of Despecialized shots I will be able to use from v2.5 of the other two. So it will be nice to be able to take a break from SW and work on Empire or Jedi for a bit. I actually did consider doing a quick v2.6 or something of SW, because I expect v3.0s to take a long time to finish, but we’ll see.
Quick question: Are the wipes going to be the theatrical ones in the 3.0 trilogy?
I don’t know yet - the thing about wipes is that they are very difficult to clean and stabilize and I’m not sure if they are worth the quality drop - will have to do some tests and see.