The Han/Greedo Scene in ‘Star Wars’ Has Been Changed Again for Disney+

Collider | 11/12/2019 | Adam Chitwood
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The arrival of Disney+ was met with much anticipation and excitement, as Star Wars fans got to check out the first episode of the live-action series The Mandalorian and Disney fans now have a bevy of animated films at their disposal. But Disney+ also had a few surprises in store, one of which was, uh, quite unexpected. In the version of Star Wars: A New Hope on Disney+, the infamous Han/Greedo scene has been changed. Again.

Fans are well aware that in the original version of A New Hope, Han Solo’s (Harrison Ford) encounter with Greedo in the Cantina ends with Han murdering Greedo. You see, Greedo is there to confront Han about losing shipments he was smuggling for Jabba the Hutt, and to collect a debt. Greedo offers to let Han live if he just gives him the money, but when Han says he doesn’t have the money on him, Greedo essentially says he’s gonna take Han out. Not to be outdone, Han shoots Greedo with his blaster, killing him dead. Here’s the original version of the scene:

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For the 2004 DVD release of the Star Wars movies, George Lucas edited the encounter to add a blast above Han’s head, giving the impression that Han and Greedo shoot at the same time. Here’s that version:

And now on Disney+, the scene has inexplicably been changed again. Now, Greedo has the last word before the gunblasts. It’s not subtitled,...
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