The latest Star Wars spinoff will bring back some of its most iconic characters for a new adventure set before the events of A New Hope. But while familiar faces like Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian will be featured in the movie, so too will the series’ most famous starship.
The Millennium Falcon is set to have a huge impact on the Han Solo spinoff movie, but it might not look exactly the same.
On Making Star Wars’ Fingered by Randy and Jason podcast, the hosts spilled some rumors about the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
“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,” the post says. “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.”
It sounds like the attachment in the front of the ship could drastically alter the appearance. And with a different paint job, it could look like an entirely different ship.
The Han Solo movie has been shrouded in secrecy even before Ron Howard took over directing duties. Though he has steadily revealed new images and details about the movie on his social media accounts, we still don’t know much about the film.
If they’re still sticking to the original timeline, there’s just a week or two left of the scheduled reshoots before they move on to post-production. But with the directing shakeup, the calendar could have been extended for Howard to make significant alterations to the plan established by Chris Miller and Phil Lord.
Hopefully we learn more soon about the Han Solo spinoff movie, which is set to hit theaters on May 25, 2018.