Fan petitions have been a common trend now-a-days, with certain fans having conflicting opinions. There was one for The Last Jedi, Solo, the prequels, etc. They always never come to fruition but it gives a lot of people hope.
A new petition has come up stating Disney Plus to add the extended version of Revenge of the Sith to the platform. The cut is reportedly 4 hours long and already has 18k plus signatures.
There’s a very slim chance that Disney will succumb to this request and it will probably have the same fate as the other “fan petitions”. Also, there’s no evidence that the cut even exists. Nonetheless, it would be really cool to see.
Here’s an excerpt from the petition:
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.
There are still several rumors of alternate scenes that we’re supposedly filmed. There was a scene that had Padme hold a knife to Anakin’s throat shortly before he kills her. As we all know, this didn’t play out in the film as they had Padme die in childbirth. Lastly, Ewan McGregor was training for a massive lightsaber battle between General Grevious’ Magnaguards; however, production fell behind and the scene was scrapped.
Revenge of the Sith currently sits at two hours and twenty minutes and has a 80% critic score in Rotten Tomatoes.
You can check out the petition here: Change.org