Things We Saw Today: Han Shot First and Now That Star Wars Scene Was Changed Again?
MACLUNKEY THIS NONSENSE
Han Solo and Greedo shooting at each other has been a hot topic amongst Star Wars fans for a long, long time, and it looks like Disney decided to add fuel to that fire with Disney+. When we tune in to watch the Star Wars franchise once more, we can resume this debate because Disney just couldn’t let a dying horse go.
In the iconic scene, originally, no one knew who shot first though it seemed to be Han, then edits made it seem like it was Greedo, and then George Lucas, in his infinite wisdom (that’s sarcasm) decided to make it clear that Han Solo shot first. Ends the debate right? Wrong. Now, apparently, Greedo just says “Maclunkey” as he dies and there are no subtitles. What does it mean? I’m going with “Han Solo is not your idea of a strong alpha male figure. He’s a hermit who just follows the people he loves around like a puppy.” Greedo gets it.
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
I say this as a die-hard Star Wars fan and a lover of Han Solo: does it really matter who shot first? That time in the Star Wars universe was filled with those who would constantly turn on you in a drop of a hat and, as we saw with Lando Calrissian, sometimes it felt like you couldn’t even trust your friends. So if Han really did shoot first then great, he was protecting himself. If Greedo did, great, he was protecting himself. And now Greedo yelling “MACLUNKEY” as he dies? Guess he loves Macaulay Culkin.
What’s great about this entire thing is that Twitter has promptly lost their collective minds over this. With a mix of what Maclunkey means to just mocking the change, it is truly the best part of this entire situation.
MACLUNKEY roughly translates to “I believe it was Martin Scorsese who said that not all movies are cinema”
— rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) November 12, 2019
maclunkey is huttese for jeffrey epstein didn’t kill himself
— november blaine (@blainecapatch) November 12, 2019
“WHAT MACLUNKEY TELLS US ABOUT STAR WARS EPISODE 9” – every fucking nerd website right now
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) November 12, 2019
if you paid attention to the extended Star Wars canon you would know that Maclunkey is Greedo’s partner, who was one week from retirement when Han killed him. the line is a devastating rebuke
— James Wades (@jamesodinwade) November 12, 2019
I crosschecked the Disney+ version of A New Hope with the original scene and the 2011 remaster. Maclunkey is real and new. We are living in a maclunkey world and I am a maclunkey girl. https://t.co/wkugp0BQxF
— alexis nedd (@alexisthenedd) November 12, 2019
For those wondering “maclunkey” translates to:
“Art is never finished, it is only abandoned.”
— Adam Lance Garcia (@AdamLanceGarcia) November 12, 2019
i can’t believe they changed the Han/Greedo scene yet again pic.twitter.com/vRK5mtiupc
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 12, 2019
Here are some other stories we saw:
The Animated Adventures of Doctor Who pic.twitter.com/uePc5bkheu
— Stephen Byrne (@StephenByrne86) November 10, 2019
- Neil Gaiman is already working on a season 2 for Netflix’s Sandman (via CBR)
Australian audiences are very affectionate! pic.twitter.com/WzBjZ5dYdx
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) November 12, 2019
- Okay but when are these shows going to end up on Disney+? (via ScreenRant)
- Great, You is coming back with season 2 so we can be even more frightened by Joe. (via HelloGiggles)
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