There Was a Deleted Greedo and Han Solo Shoot Out Scene Filmed For STAR WARS
Who Shot First? That's the question everyone has debated for years and continues to debate to this day. Well, while many people will still argue one way or another, the actor who played Greedo, Paul Blake, recently revealed there was some footage shot for Star Wars: A New Hope with Han and Greedo shooting at each other a lot more.
Blake recently talked to Sci Fi Central at a comic-con appearance in Australia and it was there that he talked about the deleted scene that he had filmed with Harrison Ford all those years ago.
"It was a brilliant little sequence in which I love doing with Harrison, where we were shooting at each other like cowboys and indians. We had this big gun battle where we were shooting at each other all morning."
Jabba the Hutt would have also been included in the scene before they replaced him with a slug man version of the character. If you've seen the deleted footage of the original Jabba, you know he was just a big dude who liked to wear fur.
According to Blake, the scene would have taken place before Han and the gang took off. It would have been a standoff between Jabba and his gang, Han Solo, and the Empire that shows up and starts firing at the ship as well.
Technically, Greedo would be dead by this time, but it could be that Blake was playing a different Rodian, which is Greedo's species. Or Lucas just didn't originally kill him off. A bigger standoff could have made for a fun scene, but I also think the scene works with Han and the gang just bailing and running from the Empire. Maybe one day we'll see this deleted scene!