Whether Han Solo shot first at the cantina on Mos Eisley in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope has been the subject of fan discussion since director George Lucas seemingly altered the scene for the film’s “Special Edition” in 1997. While this new revelation certainly doesn’t put that debate to rest, it does indicate Han Solo may have shot Greedo straight in the heart long before the scene took place, as the rapscallion smuggler apparently once stole the Rodian’s girlfriend.
The backstory comes from the new Star Wars anthology From A Certain Point Of View, which explores the experiences of different background characters during A New Hope. The following excerpt appears as Greedo waits to kill Solo in the cantina on Mos Eisley:
He [Greedo] would never understand what Uncelta had found so appealing in Solo all those years ago. The smuggler had always been a worthless excuse for a man, while Uncelta had been everything Greedo had cherished in a woman. Greedo would have loved her as she deserved to be loved. Not dallied with her like that Corellian scumbag had chosen to do.
With Ron Howard’s Han Solo spinoff film supposedly set to follow the smuggler’s life from ages 18 to 24, there’s a chance that it might provide some backstory for the shoot-out with Greedo, so this instance of girlfriend-stealing may make it into the film, though it’s currently unknown as to whether it will.
From a Certain Point of View is available now in hardcover, ebook and unabridged audiobook.
Based on a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the Han Solo spinoff stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, in addition to Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Woody Harrelson. The as-yet-untitled film is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
Via Heroic Hollywood
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