George Lucas is just trolling us now, right? If the completely unnecessary 3D re-release of "The Phantom Menace" wasn't enough to make your blood boil today, Lucas has another trick up his sleeve. He is now claiming that not only did Greedo shoot first, he always shot first and anyone who disagrees is just confused. That's right. If you watch the above video and see Han shooting first, you're just plain wrong now.
"It's a movie, just a movie," said Lucas. The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn't. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down."
Really George? You really want to open this can of worms again?
Producer Rick McCallum talks about the challenges involved in making a "Star Wars" live action TV show. There's some good details revealed here. They have over 50 scripts completed, each an hour long. The show will take place between episodes three and four. The working title they have right now is "Star Wars: Underworld." Hopefully by the time they're able to actually produce the show, they'll have come up with something less generic.
Are you looking forward to this being on television in the next couple years? Or do you think this will turn out like the prequels?
Contains some strong language.
35 years ago today, Star Wars: A New Hope was released in theaters. In celebration, here's a performance from this year's Emerald City Comicon where some of our favorite voice actors read the script of the movie in some of their best-known voices.