Nah, I think he’s holding it back. Or it could be to save face, since he said that the originals didn’t exist. For more, read the 5/19 post on http://www.thedigitalbits.com. He really goes into a lot of detail about what Lucasfilm has said about why no non-anamorphic.
Ross, it’s not that it won’t be widescreen, it just won’t be anamorphic. Look at the last two images on this page. You can see the difference in the size of the image. If you have a 16X9 TV, you’ll have to zoom in to the image to get it to fit the screen, so the quality of the image will be just a tad better than laserdisc. It’s just frustrating.