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?
And it's all our fault.
Okay, not entirely. But he did express some frustration with fans of "Star Wars."
"Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" he said, when asked about the future of the series.
Part of his decision also comes from his frustration with the way studios were treating his new movie, "Red Tails," about the all black Tuskegee Airmen squad in World War II. One Hollywood executive didn't even show up for the movie's screening.
"Isn't this their job? Isn't their job at least to see movies?" he said. "I'm retiring. I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff."
Lucas says he will still make smaller, more personal films.