Great Star Wars Mystery Is Finally Solved

Great Star Wars Mystery Is Finally Solved

One of the great Star Wars mysteries has finally been solved – Han did indeed shoot first.

For the uninitiated, there has long been debate over Han Solo’s contretemps with the bounty hunter Greedo in the Cantina at Mos Eisley.

Different versions of the movie – thanks to George Lucas’s retroactive meddlings – play the scene differently.

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Greedo always comes out worse from the altercation, Han shooting him under the table with his trusty blaster.

But Lucas was said to be unhappy with the original 1977 editing of the scene, in which Han dispatches Greedo swiftly and brutally, without warning.

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Lucas thought it played Han as ‘cold-blooded’, and in the 1997 special edition, a shot is inserted in which Greedo shoots first, leading Han to retaliate.

Now, thanks to a remarkable discovery in a Canadian library, we may be able to put the debate to bed once and for all, and Lucas won’t like it.

Kristian Brown, a librarian at the University of New Brunswick in Canada, has found what looks to be a shooting script for the movie, dated March 15, 1976, hidden among various other sci-fi materials in the college’s collection that he was in the process of digitising.

It appears to be one of the fourth drafts of the script, which went through several iterations.

How it got there is not known, but Brown is firm on what the script says.

“I’ll tell you one thing, right now,” Brown said to CBC. “Based on the script, I can tell you 100 per cent, Han shot first.”

Despite the discovery, which he is yet to comment on, Lucas has always maintained that Han did NOT shoot first.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the long-debated issues, he said: “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.”

Mr Lucas, it’s over to you.

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MOTLEY CRUE : Last Ever European Dates Announced!

“We’re excited to come back to Europe with all the songs, bells and whistles and say goodbye during The Final Tour to the greatest fans in rock n roll.” – Nikki Sixx

Mötley Crüe have made their last tour announcement ever today when they revealed the cities of their Final European Tour to take place this November. The European dates are part of the band’s 2-year ‘Final Tour’ cycle that will culminate at Staples Center on December 31st in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA for their final show ever.

At a press conference in London hosted by Matt Everitt of BBC6 Music today, the band gathered in front of European media from 12 countries and announced the tour dates demanded by none other than their fans.

The November tour dates will be the ultimate farewell to the European continent as Mötley Crüe will be bringing over their biggest production and pyro show to date including Nikki Sixx’s flame throwing bass and Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum coaster, as well as the “Crüesnest” where fans can sit with the band up close and personal during the grand finale of the show.

THE FINAL TOUR – EUROPE

Monday 2 NOV – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, UK*
Tuesday 3 NOV – Manchester Arena, UK*
Wednesday 4 NOV – Birmingham Genting Arena, UK*
Friday 6 NOV – London SSE Arena, Wembley, UK*
Sunday 8 NOV – Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany*
Monday 9 NOV – Basel St. Jakobshalle, Switzerland
Tuesday 10 NOV – Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy*
Thursday 12 NOV – Monte Carlo, Monaco Sporting Club, Monaco
Friday 13 NOV – Munich Zenith, Germany*
Saturday 14 NOV – Düsseldorf ISS Dome, Germany*
Monday 16 NOV – Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
Wednesday 18 NOV – Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
Friday 20 NOV – Abu Dhabi Du Arena, United Arab Emirates

*Alice Cooper only appearing on selected dates

For a full list of ALL Final Tour dates, visit http://motley.com

Tickets are on-sale at 9am on Friday 19th June 2015 and are available fromLiveNation – UK. Motley Crue Fan Club presale tickets and VIP Packages go on presale beginning 10th June in select markets. Check out the VIP offers athttp://motleyvip.com. To join the Fan Club go to http://fanclub.motley.com

Disney Cancels Tron 3

Disney has cancelled Tron 3, the proposed sequel to sci-fi epic Tron: Legacy. 

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed over the weekend that the big-budget sequel, which was due to see Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund return to reprise their roles, had been cancelled.

Despite reports earlier this year that production was scheduled to begin in September, it had now been revealed that the film was never actually green lit and Disney have decided that they will not be going ahead with it.

No official reason has been given for the cancellation, but it is thought that with the studio already committed to a busy production slate that includes live action versions of The Jungle Book, Mulan and Beauty and the Beast, as well as Alice In Wonderland sequel Alice: Through the Looking Glass, they did not want another big movie to worry about. 

It has also been suggested that the opening weekend performance of Tomorrowland, another sci-fi epic, led Disney to conclude that it did not want another big-budget sci-fi blockbuster on its slate for the coming years.

Tron: Legacy served as the long-awaited sequel to the much-loved 1982 sci-fi thriller Tron, which was set inside the world of a deadly computer game known as the Grid, a game which had been created by Kevin Flynn, who was played by Jeff Bridges.

In the sequel, Hedlund played Flynn’s son Sam, who went inside the game to find his father, while Wilde played Quorra, an algorithm-made-flesh

It grossed over $400 million at the box office and featured an original score from Daft Punk.