Han Shot First,” has become a rallying cry for those who aren’t exactly a fan of the changes made to the Star Wars universe by creator George Lucas. However, we may now have definitive proof of exactly who was supposed to shoot whom and when.

All of it comes courtesy of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew’s Twitter account, as he has been releasing shots from early scripts in the Star Wars saga.

So, here is your proof — Han Solo shot first…

The key moments in that Tweet are seen here, thanks to a blown up image of the script for the famous cantina scene:

Photo courtesy io9.com

Who could blame Solo for blasting the bounty hunter away given his own life was at stake, right?

Just don’t tell Lucas that was ever the case — he sticks by the fact that Greedo always should have shot first.

“Han Solo was going to marry Leia, and you look back and say, ‘Should he be a cold-blooded killer?’” Lucas asked, via EW.com. “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.”

Many fans have known it since that famous scene in the original 1977 release, but 40 years later the scripted proof has finally to come to light.


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