Nov 01, 2012 11:50 AM EST

Fox Still Owns The Rights To Original Star Wars Films

Fox Still Owns The Rights To Original Star Wars Films
News hit the world about Disney acquiring "Star Wars" from George Lucas with a lot of various reactions. Mostly, it seemed that "Star Wars" fans were worried about where Disney would go with the franchise.  
 
However, it may comfort those fans to know that 20th Century Fox owns the distribution rights to the original 1977 "Star Wars" film, as well as the theatrical, nontheatrical and home video rights worldwide to the other five films in the series through May 2020.  All this means that Disney wouldn't be able to issue a complete saga unless they make some sort of deal with Fox.  
 
Fox will still be releasing 3D versions of "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith" next Fall.
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