Han Shot First is one of the many things Star Wars fans have complained about over the years. For those of you that may not be familiar, in the original Star Wars (because that was the name of it) in the cantina scene with Greedo Han simply shoots him, but since George Lucas felt that the scene depicted Han Solo as a cold blooded killer he adjusted it so Greedo fired the first shot and then Han killed Greedo in self defense. This version has stayed ever since the Special Editions of the original trilogy came out in 1997.
Now we have another alteration, with Disney+ who have changed it so both Han and Greedo shoot at the same time. Changing it back to the old way probably would’ve pleased more people. Who knows? Maybe they’ll give us an option of which version we want to see eventually. Apparently besides that the version of the original trilogy seem to be the 2011 Bluray versions. So you probably still hear Vader yell “NNNNOOOOO” when he throws the Emperor off the edge in Return of the Jedi.
On my early morning scrub-through, it looks like the timing has been adjusted farther and they now shoot on the same frame. pic.twitter.com/5ZIC5w0kRW
— Star Wars Visual Comparisons (@StarWarsVisComp) November 12, 2019
Also, the films that are released under the Fox banner still have the Fox Fanfare prior to the start of the movie on Disney+. Although the movies released under Disney (The Force Awakens and Rogue One are currently available) do not have it, which obviously makes sense.
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
— Eric Fell (@ericfell) November 12, 2019
Update: Lucasfilm has confirmed that this version of the exchange has originated some none other than George Lucas. It was his new choice for the scene when Lucasfilm was working on a 4K transfer prior to the Disney purchase.