Hey kids! Who wants to re-litigate the Special Editions? Yes, in the version of A New Hope on Disney+, there’s a new change in the ever-controversial scene where Han Solo and Greedo exchange blaster bolts. This time? Greedo says “maclunkey!” And yes, George Lucas did it. Go figure.
Honestly, at this point I think they just do it to mess with us. And, y’know, bringing up one of the longest-running OT controversies is great publicity for the films being on Disney+. But I’m sure that’s just a coincidence. Or something.
One book and two comics are coming out this week. Gina McIntyre’s Star Wars Icons: Han Solo will be out Tuesday, April 2, for those who didn’t nab it early from Sideshow. And coming Wednesday, April 3 we have more Han, as Solo #7 wraps up the comic adaptation of the movie, plus Star Wars #64.
For Star Wars fans, one young reader book, three new comics and a trade collection are coming to stores this week. On Tuesday, January 8, the Flight of the Falcon series concludes with Pirate’s Price from Lou Anders and Annie Wu. Han and Chewbacca meet up with the notorious Hondo Ohnaka – or so claims Hondo. There’s an excerpt up at StarWars.com.
Two more cut scenes from Solo today! The first, via Entertainment Weekly, is Han as a TIE trainee, and his subsequent trial that led him to Mimban. The second, a snowball fight on Vandor, debuts on The Star Wars Show, which also features a Ray Park interview:
USA Today has our first cut scene from Solo. Taken from early in the film, it features Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) on the run from Lady Proxima’s guards, where they take a brief refuge in – eww – a vat of eels.
Solo isn’t Han’s first brush with a prequel: George Lucas considered having a 10-year-old Han Solo cameo in Revenge of the Sith. Though he decided against it in the end, the idea made it as far as a draft of the script and approved concept art.