The Mandalorian Season 2: 15 Easter Eggs, Secrets & References Explained
When Star Wars was brought over to Disney+, fans were treated to yet another edit to the first movie - this one even stranger than all the ones before it.
In A New Hope, before Greedo gets shot in the face, he has just enough time to cry out "Maclunkey!" This line has no subtitles to it, so he's not saying anything in Rodian, so we have to assume he's saying someone's name. But none of that matters because it neither adds nor subtracts anything from the narrative, making everyone wonder just... why. Just why.
The fandom wasn't even angry - they were mostly just confused. As were a lot of people working on the new Star Wars stuff, I imagine, because the post credit scene for the end of Mandalorian Season 2 featured a guard in Bib Fortuna's palace screaming the same confusing phrase before being murdered by Boba Fett.
It wasn't a Rodian, so this isn't a Rodian phrase. Is it just a weird phrase people are going to reference for the hell of it, or is there something deeper going on?
Eh, who cares. Maclunkey!