I doubt we’ll ever get an official release of the 2005 ROTS. It’s just too close to identical to the BR release.
For AOTC, the 35mm version would be a possibility, as would the IMAX cut, but I doubt they’d make a distinction between the DLP and DVD/BR versions.
Then there’s the question of TPM and the OT’s “middle children” (2001 TPM with extended scenes and CPY; OT 97 and 2004), which are possible, too.
It’s more likely IMO that we’ll get the original theatrical cuts sans ROTS (77, 80, 83, 99, 02 [35mm]), and the “final” cuts of all of them alongside (2011 BR versions), with all the middle versions omitted. With the IMAX AOTC possibly thrown in for good measure.
Isn’t the wipe back in the RotS bd or am I remembering wrong? The dvd turned it into a cut, unless of course that cut was already present in the dlp version. The 35mm version definitely had the wipe. I also saw the dlp version of RotS but can’t say with any confidence whether it had a cut or a wipe, but I want to say it was still a wipe.
That little bit of info that came to light recently about the Kashyyyk rooftops is too trivial of a difference to me. It’s the same basic bear, Homer.
AotC now has like five different cuts. The 35mm and dlp cuts would’ve been virtually identical in terms of running time with the only notable difference being Anakin and Padme holding hands in that closeup shot at the end in the dlp version. The dvd extended Anakin’s confession to Padme in the Lars Homestead garage and the imax version edited the movie down to 120 minutes to fit within the maximum running time of the 15/70 film platters in 2002. Finally, the 2011 version re-arranges the order of certain shots in a couple scenes. I’m fine with losing the dlp and dvd cuts and just keeping the final version (with some proper color-grading this time) and the 35mm version (the digital filmout tapes could hopefully still be read after all these years as they were for TPM back in 2011) with the imax cut thrown in on a regular ‘ol bd (I wouldn’t even care if it was a tad compressed sharing disc space with other bonus features, I just want to finally see that version after all these years).
I don’t care about losing the ‘01 version of TPM. Just give me the oldest and newest versions of the prequels with proper color-timing. For each of the prequels, both versions could easily be branched onto the same disc. The OT films would need separate discs for the original versions.
Speaking of the OT, I don’t mind losing the ‘04 versions but I’ll be sad when they probably don’t go full Blade Runner and omit the ‘97. Would love to be surprised, though.
What I strongly suspect will happen are individual 4k UHD releases for I-VI, TFA, and RO by the end of the year. It would only make sense since they already put out TLJ and Solo on 4k day and date with their bd and dvd versions. Whether they end up being barebones 4k upgrades or actually finally give us what we want remains to be seen. I kinda strongly suspect even more that Disney will milk this thoroughly and wait until the end of 2020 if not 2021 (they gotta make sure everyone buys a copy of IX next Spring) to finally include a restored OOT in the great big $200 box set you’ll need to buy just to get it.