Star WarsWhen George Lucas re-released the original "Star Wars" trilogy in 1997, he altered some scenes, but it was a change to the cantina scene in "A New Hope" that really set fans howling.

In the original version of the scene, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) shoots bounty hunter Greedo under the table with no warning. In the re-release, it's Greedo who shoots first.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Lucas defended the controversial change as keeping in line with the principles of "Star Wars."

"Han Solo was going to marry Leia, and you look back and say, 'Should he be a cold-blooded killer?'" he explained.

"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."

Whatever, Han shot first.

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