The now-infamous Mos Eisley Cantina scene in A New Hope. Originally the scene was true to character, as Han Solo would never let anyone get the drop on him, always a man with some kind of plan, Han would shoot first. This changed when the films were reissued as George Lucas changed the scene to the bounty hunter Greedo shooting first, making it seem as Han only resulted to killing as an act of self-defense.
The scene has once against been toyed with for the film’s release on Disney’s new streaming service Disney+. Perhaps the strangest addition to the scene is the muttering of the word, “Maclunkey,” by Greedo just before he is shot by Han. If you haven’t seen the new version yet, you can check it out at the top of the article, along with every other version.
The actor who played Greedo, Paul Blake, recently spoke with Empire Online and said the new addition to the scene has left him confused. Check out what he had to say below.
“I did! I couldn’t understand a word of it. (laughs) It confused me incredibly, but I’ve never understood anything about the movies anyway, particularly that. The convention I’ve just come back from, I had a million opinions from everybody. This new word!”
In my opinion, the scene didn’t need to be altered in the first place, and this latest change seems the most unnecessary of all. Now we have the bizarre addition of the word maclunkey, which, I don’t really understand. Perhaps in time, this will all make sense.
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Source: Empire Online