Of all the changes George Lucas made to the original trilogy, perhaps none has captivated and infuriated Star Wars fans more than the exchange between Han Solo and Greedo in A New Hope.
That said, with the launch of Disney+, it appears the scene in question has undergone yet another revision.
In the Disney+ version of Star Wars Greedo now shouts "MACLUNKEY" before getting shot. This is now my favorite version because why the hell not? MACLUNKEY! #starwars #maclunkey pic.twitter.com/k1XmP8wAZT— Eric Fell (@ericfell) November 12, 2019
As pointed out by numerous fans on social media, the scene from Disney+'s 4K HDR version of A New Hope no longer ends with Han saying "I'll bet you have" and then firing his blaster at Greedo. Instead, Greedo now utters an uncaptioned line of dialogue that, as some have pointed out, sounds like "Maclunkey."
The controversy surrounding this scene began with the 1997 Special Edition release of the original trilogy, which altered it so that Greedo shot at Han first, missed, and was then shot and killed by Han (in the theatrical release, Han not only shot first, he was the only one who shot). Then, for the 2004 DVD release, the scene was revised to make it appear that both Han and Greedo shot at the same time, with only Han's shot landing. Finally, for the 2011 Blu-ray release, several frames were removed from the shot, adding more ambiguity and fan ire in the process.
In any case, fans seem to be taking this latest change with a bit more lightheartedness than versions past.
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