In 2019, Paul Blake, the actor who bodily embodied Greedo in “Star Wars: A New Hope,” gave varied interpretations for what “Maclunkey” may imply, joking (by way of Empire) that it may very well be so simple as “Ouch!” or as deep as an historical Rodian custom that Greedo’s following when he provides his final gasp. Twenty years earlier, nonetheless, in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” the phrase “Maclunkey” additionally slipped by because the bullying podracer, Selbuba (voiced by Lewis MacLeod), threatened his younger rival, Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), on the streets of Mos Espa.
According to CBR, “Maclunkey” is Huttese for “This will be the end of you,” which matches up with the subtitles, the place Selbuba tells Anakin, “Next time we race, boy, it will be the end of you.”
It would not be the worst factor on this planet to have Mando say “This will be the end of you” in Huttese as he leaves Gor Koresh to be devoured by wild canine within the darkness in “The Mandalorian.” Yet given the dangerous affiliation many followers have with the phrase — what with its random insertion into “A New Hope” over 40 years after its theatrical launch — it is most likely for the most effective that “The Mandalorian” prevented getting dragged into the entire “Maclunkey” debate.
“A New Hope” has been by so many edits through the years, with George Lucas retconning the movie in order that Greedo shot first, then retconning his retcon in order that Greedo and Han Solo shot on the identical time, that it would not be shocking if the comparatively current addition of “Maclunkey” disappeared from future edits altogether.
Until then, we’ll at all times have the “Maclunkey!” memes and the behind-the-scenes brainstorming periods of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni in “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” on Disney+.