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Since its first release in 1977, the original “Star Wars” film has inspired millions of fans, five sequels, and various spinoffs encompassing comic books, novels, animation and more. But in 1997, director George Lucas released the “Star Wars” Special Editions, featuring enhanced effects and other changes to the original “Star Wars” Trilogy. One of them stands above the rest as the single most blasphemous change to the mythology of Luke, Han and Leia’s fight against the Empire. We’re talking about the now infamous scene at the Mos Eisley Cantina in which Harrison Ford’s Han Solo shoots fellow bounty hunter Greedo.
Only twenty years after Han shot and killed Greedo before the alien bounty hunter could pull his weapon, that wasn’t the case anymore. In the Special Edition of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope,” Greedo pulls his gun and fires at Han, who kills Greedo in self-defense. The change dramatically alters the character’s arc and has been the subject of fan unrest for more than fifteen years, especially since Lucas says the updated versions of the films (which change every time there is a new home video release) are the definitive versions.
One unnamed female fan and cosplayer knows which side of the Han Shot First argument she falls on, and she doesn’t agree with Lucas…
Thanks to writer Marc Bernardin, who previously found and posted this image on his tumblr.