Star Wars fans may want to consider setting some money aside as it's all but confirmed that a massive box set encompassing the entire Skywalker saga is coming our way. We've heard several very compelling rumors suggesting that Lucasfilm was looking to release a massive 4K box set in 2020, but the studio has yet to confirm it. However, a recent leak has revealed a hulking box set that will possibly be a must-have for die hard fans.
A recent Instagram post showcases the box set in question, which features packaging with the Death Star on it and "The Skywalker Saga" written on the cover. There is a huge book that slides out of the box, with art from the various titles. The post notes that the set will consist of 27 discs. The most interesting bit is that it says the set contains all nine Star Wars saga movies. This seems to imply that the set won't include the standalone movies Rogue One and Solo. Considering the box set comes with a supposed $329 price tag, that might be a sticking point for certain, possible buyers.
The post also notes that Best Buy has the set listed for release on March 31, 2020, but the retailer has since removed the date from its website. But that date would seem to make sense. With The Rise of Skywalker hitting theaters this weekend, late March would seem like a logical timeframe to expect the physical home video release to arrive in stores. Lucasfilm would likely release the box set at the same time as to not make fans purchase Episode IX multiple times.
It's highly unlikely that the unaltered cuts of the original Star Wars trilogy will be included in the box set. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has offered no hope that the original cuts will ever be released again. So we're stuck with George Lucas' 1997 special editions. If this box set were to include the original cuts, that would motivate a great many lovers of the franchise to shell out the money, but The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams recently cast doubt on the original cuts making their way out into the world.
The Star Wars movies, individually, have been making their way to 4K recently, but being able to purchase all of them in a big, fancy package is something that could be very appealing for certain fans. This worked quite well recently with Marvel when they released a similarly huge, and expensive, Infinity Saga box set following the release of Avengers: Endgame. Given that Disney owns both brands, and they're a company that likes to milk every last dollar out of its major brands, it only stands to reason that Star Wars would be given the same treatment. We'll be sure to keep you posted as official details on the Skywalker saga box set are revealed. In the meantime, be sure to check out the leaked artwork from IGN's Instagram.