Luke Skywalker stays with his foster aunt and uncle on a farm on Tatooine. He is desperate to get off this planet and get to the Academy like his friends, but his uncle needs him for the next harvest. Meanwhile, an evil emperor has taken over the galaxy, and has constructed a formidable "Death Star" capable of destroying whole planets. Princess Leia, a leader in the resistance movement, acquires plans of the Death Star, places them in R2D2, a droid, and sends him off to find Obi-Wan Kenobi. Before he finds him, R2D2 ends up on Skywalkers' farm with his friend C3PO. R2 then wanders into the desert, and when Luke follows, they eventually come across Obi-Wan. Will Luke, Obi-Wan, and the two droids be able to destroy the Death Star, or will the Emperor rule forever?
While there are still plenty of mysteries wrapped around the Christmas release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the all-time biggest Star Wars franchise mysteries remains: 'Who Shot First?' A newly discovered draft of the script does answer this question. It has Han Solo getting off the first shot in his Mos Eisley cantina confrontation with Greedo, despite creator George Lucas claiming otherwise. Now, original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope star Peter Mayhew, who is reprising his role as Chewbacca in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ends this debate with the definitive answer!
In this version of the script, still titled Journal of the Whills, Greedo is not yet Greedo. He is a bounty hunter named Allen. Much of the dialogue is what we see in the movie, with Allen preparing to shoot Han, exclaiming, "I've been looking forward to this for a long time." Solo gets out the iconic line, "I bet you have!" before blasting poor Greedo to bits. George Lucas doesn't even have Greedo getting off a shot in this draft, nor does he have a gun pulled on Han, as he does in the movie. Despite this, George Lucas has claimed for years that Han Solo is not a cold blooded killer, and that Greedo shot first. He even re-edited the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope in 1997 to prove this.Read More
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters this December, it will surely contain scenes that divide fans, and cause controversy amongst the hardcore audience members who have been with this franchise since it debuted in 1977. But there will never be a more debated topic than who shot first in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Was it Han or Greedo? Well, a recently discovered original screenplay for the first Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope may finally put this question to rest, as it gives the definitive answer. And most of you will probably like what you hear.
Even if this draft of the screenplay does boldly states who shot first, that doesn't mean it will end the argument. Those in favor of Greedo shooting first will point to the fact that George Lucas may have changed his mind after writing this draft. Also, that he is the creator of this universe, and what he says is the final definitive take on the matter. Though, many of us will only have to look to the original 1977 release of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope for the true answer. There, Han Solo clearly shoots first. What do you think?Read More
Back in July 2014, Marvel and LucasFilm announced a new line of Star Wars comics that will be included as part of the movie canon. These three new comics, titled Star Wars, Darth Vader and Princess Leia, all take place after Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and the latest issue of Star Wars that debuted earlier today, reveals a shocking surprise about Han Solo that could have an impact on the Star Wars movie universe. If you haven't caught up with the comics yet, there will be SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
In Star Wars #4, writer Jason Aaron introduced a masked character who came to Mos Eisley in search of Han Solo. This mysterious person took out a group of Rodian warriors by using a voice-activated blaster hidden under a table, a scene reminiscent of Han Solo's infamous table shootout with Greedo in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. In Star Wars #6, which hit the shelves today, Jason Aaron revealed that this person is none other than Han Solo's wife, Sana Solo, who tracked both Han and Leia to a remote planet before revealing her identity and pointing a gun at both of them.Read More
Earlier this week, LucasFilm announced that all six Star Wars movies will be available on Digital HD for the first time through the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection, which will be available on April 10. Fans can either purchase the entire collection or individual movies, each of which will include brand new special features, along with bonus material from previous home video releases. Today, LucasFilm has released eight new special features excerpts that take us behind-the-scenes of this beloved franchise.
The first excerpt features legendary sound editors Ben Burtt and Matthew Wood meeting at Skywalker Ranch to discuss how they came to work on the Star Wars films, as they share the surprising sounds that made the movies roar to life and celebrate the franchise that defined their careers. The second clip gives us never-before-heard interviews with Anthony Daniels, C-3PO, on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope accompanied by rare, behind-the-scenes footage and pictures. The third clip features a lost interview with 19-year-old Carrie Fisher on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.Read More