Star Wars’ Han Solo/Greedo Scene Was Changed Yet Again For Disney+
Disney+ has finally launched, and there’s a lot of content to choose from. That content includes the original Star Wars films, remastered in 4K with Dolby Atmos support. However, the pretty visuals didn’t stop fans from noticing yet another alteration to the Han Solo/Greedo confrontation in A New Hope. In the new iteration, Greedo has something to say before firing at Han. He yells “Maclunkey!” before they both fire at the same time.
The scene is below, as posted by the Star Wars Visual Comparisons account.
Oh my god. This is not a joke. pic.twitter.com/RMkh7Blg7D
— Star Wars Visual Comparisons (@StarWarsVisComp) November 12, 2019
This is the latest change to the iconic scene, which originally changed in 1997. Director George Lucas modified it so that Greedo fired first and missed, with Han retaliating. In the original film, Han simply shot him outright. It was one of the more contentious edits from the Special Editions. According to The Verge, Lucas made the change himself before selling Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012.
New: Disney confirmed to The Verge just now this change “made by George Lucas made prior to the Disney acquisition.” https://t.co/TnnpftTeAs
— Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) November 12, 2019
So far, reactions regarding this latest scene change have varied on social media.
Disney hasn’t provided any comment regarding the scene change, as it has its hands full performing maintenance on its streaming service. Many users reported errors trying to log in, with the company noting that it’s working on the problem.
The demand for #DisneyPlus has exceeded our highest expectations. We are so pleased you’re excited to watch all your favorites and are working quickly to resolve any current issues. We appreciate your patience.
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) November 12, 2019
Regardless of anything else, the 4K upgrade adds more fuel to the rumor that the Star Wars movies could get a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray release sometime in 2020. Disney has yet to make that official.
A New Hope and most of the Star Wars films are available now on Disney+.
What do you think about the latest change to the cantina scene? Let us know in the comments below!
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