The Digital Bits schrijft dat George Lucas tijdens een uitzending van KROQ radio in Los Angeles persoonlijk heeft bevestigd dat er gewerkt wordt aan een DVD versie van Star Wars Episode I. In de DVD release zullen enkele scenes worden opgenomen die niet in de bioscoop versie te zien waren. Industrial Light & Magic werkt momenteel aan de uitwerking van deze scenes:
Lucas also revealed that the first draft of the Episode II script is now complete. You can read more on this over at our fellow IGN.com affiliate The Force.net. But that's not even the best part.
A good friend of the Bits had the unique opportunity to spend some time chatting with Lucas in person this week, and among the many topics discussed were the Star Wars DVDs. What our friend learned is amazing, but the person is sworn to secrecy on most of it. However, thanks to Lucas' comments on KROQ this morning, our friend can confirm that there are still several unfinished scenes and sequences from Episode I, the original Star Wars and the other films. Lucas plans to finish them and include them on the DVDs. Whether these scenes are edited back into the film or included in a separate deleted scenes section is still unknown. What's taking so much time is that ILM actually needs to complete the footage - much of it was never finished originally. And since work on Episode II is under way at ILM, along with several other non-Star Wars films, resources there might be stretched a bit thin. But best of all... our friend says Lucas seems totally enthusiastic about doing the DVDs.