Luke and Obi-Wan Swindled Han Solo in Original STAR WARS Movie Script
We've seen Star Wars dozens if not hundreds of times and it always plays out the same way, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker agree to pay Han Solo and Chewbacca upfront, plus a "handsome sum" to hitch a ride on the Millennium Falcon. Han eventually agreed to help after he was told that Princess Leia was wealthy.
But in an earlier draft, Solo got straight hustled. As is revealed in Ford's Star Wars audition with Hamill(below), that section was almost completely changed for the theatrical edition.
In that version, after Alderaan was destroyed by the Death Star, Solo just asks for his money and to be done with the mission.
"I'm not going to take you on an impossible chase across the galaxy," Solo began. "I was paid to bring you here, and now you're here. Give me my other 5,000 and I will be on my way."
Luke responded, "You can't. We've come this far. We must find them."
Solo asked why.
"Well, for one reason, we don't have your other 5,000," Luke said. And when Solo demanded to know who will pay him, Luke replied, "I think there are some things we should talk about."
Solo ended the scene with: "I'm beginning not to like you."
It's not that huge of a difference, but it may have tainted the relationship that Luke and Han develop through the rest of the film and franchise. I think it was wise for Luke and Obi-Wan to not test the young and more reckless smuggler.