Star Wars' Han Solo/Greedo Scene Was Changed Yet Again For Disney+

Brenda Watkins
November 13, 2019

Since this was a Lucas change, odds are we'll never know exactly why he did it. Except, maybe you don't.

When Disney bought Star Wars, many fans hoped the original unedited versions of the films would be released to home video.

This is the big one: did Han shoot first?

But something seems to have changed about the film during the transition to Disney+ - Greedo has a new line which he cheekily utters right before she shoots at (and misses and we know he didn't shoot first but whatever) Han. It was the ultimate introduction for a swaggering mercenary who preferred to have his blaster do the talking.

In subsequent releases of the film, Lucas re-cut the film so that Greedo shoots first and Han awkwardly dodges his shot by quickly moving his head. Instead of having Han shoot first or Greedo shoot first, the Disney edit of the film splits the difference by having the two characters shoot each other at the same time.

It's the only confirmed change to the release so far.

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So, it appears to be a new edit from George Lucas that has only now seen the light of day on a wider scale. But, the 4K version remained, with this change, and now that's the one on Disney+.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. On some of the first pressings of the Star Wars soundtrack on vinyl, the Fox opening was the first track. Based on the limited knowledge of the alien languages in Star Wars that Lucasfilm has provided us with, some theorize that the word means "I'll end you." this translation of the term would certainly makes sense given the context of the scene. $12.99 per monthThis is the best launch bundle deal available for Disney+, delivering the hot new streaming service along with full access to Hulu and ESPN+ for just $12.99 per month.

The new version is even uglier and stranger the previous revisions.

While Star Wars fans in the US, Canada and Netherlands have access to the abundance of films (and now series), United Kingdom viewers will have to wait until next year.

The 2004 DVD re-release (and prior 1997 Special Edition) added several changes that are still widely derided by fans. Specifically, those referencing the changes made by George Lucas' 1997 Special Edition remaster of A New Hope, like the addition of a CGI Jabba the Hutt and the Greedo/Han confrontation in the Mos Eisley cantina.

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