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A librarian at the University of New Brunswick found an original Star Wars scrip. Guess who shot first?

There’s been a lot of debate over “who shot first” in the first Star Wars movie. The 1997 remaster was edited to make it look like Han shoot Greedo in self defense, but this script could settle it once and for all.


Kristian Brown, who found the script says it was Han who shot first. From CBC


For Brown, the biggest thrill was reading how an original scene featuring Harrison Ford was meant to be.

When Lucasfilm re-released the films in 1997, the special edition altered a scene where Han Solo is met by a bounty hunter.

In the original, Solo fires at the alien, killing it without warning. The 1997 version changed the scene to make Solo look as if he was acting in self-defence. A change which incensed fans.

“I’ll tell you one thing, right now,” Brown gleefully points out.

“Based on the script, I can tell you 100 per cent, Han shot first.”


Kristian Brown,