Star Wars Blu-Rays Confirmed

The force will be with us again

File this one under Least Surprising News Ever: George Lucas’ team have finally confirmed that they’re hard at work at releasing the Star Wars movies on Blu-ray.

It’s not really shocking – “head of fan relations” Steve Sansweet said they were considering it last year, dropping hints that it would be the ultimate set.

Fade cut to this weekend, and IGN got to talk to Sansweet, who blabbed they were actively toiling away on it, but distanced himself from his previous “ultimate” hype.

"We have been at work for a couple of years working on – I won't call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff – but a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We're finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about… there are some real treasures."

Isn’t it funny how they can keep “discovering” new stuff just when there’s the chance of some cash to be made from fans looking to own the series. Wonder what they’ll find for the inevitable 3D home release?

Sansweet wouldn’t be locked down to a firm date, but The Digital Bits' source Jawas are whispering that October 2011 is a possible date.

Thanks to the team at Collider for the spot.