Who shot first? Han? Greedo? Who cares. MACLUNKEY!
Disney launched this morning, and with it comes a largely inexplicable change to one among cinema’s most debated scenes — the encounter between Han and Greedo on the Mos Eisley cantina. For causes unknown to anybody however George Lucas proper now, a brilliant temporary however newly inserted clip has Greedo shout what the web has determined is “MACLUNKEY!” earlier than taking his failed shot at Han.
The change was first famous by StarWarsVisComp, an exquisite Twitter account that tears aside the numerous completely different editions of Star Wars and highlights their infinite (and generally fairly delicate!) variations.
Earlier than you go and get too mad at Disney for altering issues for the sake of adjusting issues: apparently this edit got here from George Lucas — the uncontested champion of post-release cinematic change himself — with the brand new clip purportedly being inserted years in the past throughout a 4K restoration that didn’t see the sunshine of day till now.
Comparability clips have already began hitting YouTube:
And sure, for the curious: the “Maclunkey” line actually is within the Disney launch. If you happen to’ve bought Disney , you could find it at across the 50:52 mark in “A New Hope.”
So what’s a Maclunkey? Nobody is aware of. As Uproxx factors out, the remainder of the dialog all through the dialog is captioned. However Maclunkey? That’s left to the viewer’s interpretation.
Till we get additional rationalization, I wish to assume that it’s the Rodian/Huttese equal of “Eh, screw it.” Discovered a stain in your shirt 10 minutes after attending to work? Maclunkey. Gonna take an inexpensive shot on the baddest smuggler within the galaxy with out bothering to, you understand, intention? Maclunkey. Edited a brand new little bit of alien dialog into your traditional movie however forgot to provide you with a translation earlier than it shipped? Maclunkey!