MACLUNKEY! There were a few irregularities when Disney+ launched earlier this week, notably the streaming service’s dubious presentation of The Simpsons, one of the most popular television programs of all time. But none were as apparently inexplicable as a new bit of dialogue that made it into yet another edit of the original Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope — a revision that debuted without fanfare when Disney+ launched. In this latest version, previously unseen by Star Wars fans, bounty hunter Greedo shouts something that sounds like “Maclunkey!” (it’s not subtitled) right before attempting to kill handsome space pirate Han Solo. George Lucas apparently made the change at some point after the most recent DVD release of Star Wars but before the Lucasfilm catalog was acquired by Disney. Twitter, which found it hilarious, had a field day with it. In this video, IGN compares versions of the film and explains why the Star Wars creator was never able to leave the iconic scene alone.
In the Disney+ version of Star Wars Greedo now shouts “MACLUNKEY” before getting shot. This is now my favorite version because why the hell not? MACLUNKEY! #starwars #maclunkey pic.twitter.com/k1XmP8wAZT
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