Maclunkey – A New Word in Star Wars?

What is Maclunkey? Where did that word come from? 
In recent years, the Star Wars franchise has always come with some updates and surprises…
If you are a true fan of Star Wars movies, then you know the famous scene of the confrontation between Han Solo and Greedo, the bounty hunter in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).

Maclunkey, Two people are arguing
One man is sitting

In this scene, in a cantina on planet Tatooine, Greedo sits at a table with Solo and holds the gun towards him because Jabba the Hutt has issued a warrant for Solo for Han’s debt to him. They exchange a few sentences, and Solo shoots Greedo. In that first version, Han Solo shoots first and kills Greedo. However, when the movie was re-released in 1997 in a special edition, George Lucas made a crucial change in that scene, now Greedo shot first and missed and Solo shot afterward in self-defense. It sparked a lot of debate among fans, as many thought this change altered Han’s characterization in the movie. Many fans were angry about it. Since then, there have been many re-releasing of the film in which there were all situations: that Han shoots first, that Greedo shoots first, and that they both shoot at the same time.



When Disney+ is open, we get a new Disney+ 4k remaster of a movie where it seems like they are both shooting at the same time, but there is one significant change.

Maclunkey, Two people shoot at each other

Before shooting, Greedo whoops one strange word, “Maclunkey.”  And now, we wonder too, what is Maclunkey? What does that word mean? What language is this word from? 

There has been a lot of debate among fans about the word, and there have various rumors about what the word means. According to film writer Bryan Young, it roughly translates, “This’ll be the end of you.”  

And some say ‘why the hell not?’ MACLUNKEY!

So far, this word had no meaning in the Star Wars universe. It didn’t denote the name of any character in the movie. However, from now on, this will be a word that will be very well known among Star Wars fans and very used as a new, controversial word.

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