Did HAN SOLO Shoot First? J.J. ABRAMS Takes a Stand

Still from 'Star Wars: A New Hope'
Still from 'Star Wars: A New Hope'
Credit: Lucasfilm

"Did Han Solo shoot first?" Star Wars director George Lucas has made his thoughts clear on it, but now Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and actor John Boyega disagree,

"Hell yes!" Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams told Entertainment Weekly radio when asked if Han took the first shot.

Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega also believes Han shot first. telling Entertainment Weekly “Han did shoot first, by the way. I don’t know where the debate is. Han shot first. Yes. Absolutely.”

“He did! He had his feet up and he had the gun aimed way early on,” Boyega continued. “He shot first, okay? That’s that. Done. Finished.”

Lucas has gone on record recently re-itterating than he intended Greedo to shoot first, even going so far as to change the scene in question when he updated the movie in the late 1990s.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18.

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