Thursday, September 7, 2017

Rumor: New Details On The Millennium Falcon In The Han Solo Film

By: Benjamin Hart

Even after several rumors, set leaks, and the many photos director Ron Howard has tweeted, we still no very little about the untitled Han Solo, which is due out next May. Thankfully, our friends over at Making Star Wars are always providing us with new, exciting scoops.

Their latest report from MSW's Jason Ward regarding the Han Solo film focuses on one of the most iconic vehicles in the saga, the Millennium Falcon. Specifically, what it might look like and who will be in the pilot's seat. If you don't want to know anything about this film, use caution when reading further. This is your official SPOILER alert.


Jason writes that, because we'll be seeing the Falcon at an early stage in Han's life, it will sport a different paint scheme, and won't even be owned by Han at first:

"The Falcon is brand new and owned by Lando in the untitled Han Solo film. It has blue detailing all over it with a white base coat of paint."

Jason also confirms that the Falcon's look will be very similar to how it appeared in Revenge Of The Sith. It's blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in that film, and subsequent reference photos revealed the Falcon to have blue markings during the Clone Wars era. The Falcon's paint job in the Han Solo movie could very well be a nod to that history:

In addition to that, Jason also mentions that we will see the Falcon transporting cargo in a unique way:

"The other interesting detail is that we finally see the Falcon doing what it is supposed to do with cargo. Basically there’s an attachment that hooks into the front of the ship’s front “forks” and that elongates the front of the ship. It looks seamless but can also detached to drop a shipment of spice if Imperial entanglements get too complicated. The center of the ship allows for access to the cargo."

What's interesting about this is it may also be a reference to some established lore. In this unused piece of concept art from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections book, we see the Millennium Falcon being used as a freight-pusher, which is said to be its original function. Although it cannot be confirmed, and Jason does not reference it, I theorize that what we see in the film will be similar to this:

Throughout all of it's appearances in previous Star Wars films, the Falcon has proven to be a character all her own. Considering that this specific Y-1300 Frieghter is such an important part of Han Solo's character, it will be interesting to see what role it will play in this film.

As always, this is just a rumor until officially confirmed by Lucasfilm.

The untitled Han Solo opens on May 25th, 2018 and stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!) as Han Solo, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Kura, Woody Harrelson (True Detective) as Beckett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Thandie Newton (Westworld), and Joonas Suotamo (The Force Awakens) as Chewbacca. The film is directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), with a script by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) and his son Jon Kasdan (The First Time).

Source: Making Star Wars

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