George Lucas Still Defending His Greedo Shot First Position

November 30, 2015


As he'll apparently continue to do forever, unless he's shot first, George Lucas is still defending his position on the controversial case of Han v. Greedo.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Lucas recently spoke of Star Wars and how, under Disney's ownership, it's now moving on without him. "I call it like a divorce," Lucas elaborated. And like a sad, drunken divorcé talking about his former spouse, he also couldn't help but get into some old arguments.

Assumedly while motioning to a bartender to keep them coming, he yet again started rambling about how right he was to alter the original Star Wars such that Greedo takes a strangely errant close-range shot before Han fires the under-the-table shot that kills him.

"Han Solo was going to marry Leia, and you look back and say, 'Should he be a cold-blooded killer?'" Lucas asked, perhaps slurring by now. "Because I was thinking mythologically -- should he be a cowboy, should he be John Wayne? And I said, 'Yeah, he should be John Wayne.' And when you're John Wayne, you don't shoot people [first] -- you let them have the first shot. It's a mythological reality that we hope our society pays attention to." The "we" in this case being himself and the nearly empty bottle of scotch that he at this point smiled to, mouthing a silent "may the force be with you."

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