With Zack Snyder (and his fans) getting what he wanted with HBO Max set to release Zack Snyder’s Justice League, there have been petitions going out online for the release/approval of other wanted films like David Ayer’s version of Suicide Squad or a sequel to Solo: A Star Wars Story. What’s annoying is, there’s now a petition for the release of an extended version of…. Revenge of the Sith.
Looking at Change.org, there’s now a petition that is demanding that Lucasfilm release a 4-hour cut of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Here’s what they wrote on the description:
Hello there! The original Star Wars: Revenge of The Sith (2005) cut was over four hours long, and we think that George Lucas should do the right thing and give the fans what we deserve and what is rightfully ours. We love democracy, and we hope he does too. By signing this you are letting your voices be heard. If this petition does go viral, then we will have unlimited power and if George does the right thing then he would be strong and wise and we would all be very proud of him. This whole operation is our idea and we need to ensure that it is done. We will proclaim ah, victory when we achieve our goal. May the force be with you all and have faith.
We don’t know where these fans got the idea of a 4-hour cut of the film, but some think that they could mean the assembly cut for Revenge of the Sith, which would logically come up to 3 or more hours.
As cringe-inducing as the description is, more than 10,000 people have signed the Star Wars petition. While I think some of those people are actually just in it for the joke, the internet has taught us that there are actually some people out there who would seriously ask for this film.
If anything, Revenge of the Sith has become a platinum-tier meme on the internet, and its popularity can be attributed to people who actually enjoy the movie to people just making fun of it. Either way, there’s no way this 4-hour cut is ever going to be released.
Best just divert all that energy into a sequel for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Let’s #MakeSolo2Happen!