Eagle-eyed audiences might have spotted a pair of golden dice dangling in the cockpit of the Millenium Falcon in Star Wars, reflecting the trend of drivers hanging fuzzy dice from the rearview mirrors of their hot rods. During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Pablo Hidalgo, a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group, explained the official origins of the dice and their ties to Han Solo's gambling history.
“The story that you would hear if you traveled to cantinas or watering holes around the Star Wars galaxy,” Hidalgo reveals, “is that those dice were involved in a game of Corellian Spike—a
The Lucasfilm Story Group was created to intertwine all the details of the Star Wars universe, ensuring that there's one true canon amongst all the films, TV shows, video games, and books.
The dice appeared as a fun Easter Egg in the original Star Wars but didn't appear again until The Force Awakens. It's likely
The filmmaker heavily studied photos of the ship's cockpit from the first film in order to recreate it as precisely as possible for Force Awakens, even including those golden dice that hadn't been seen since 1977.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15.
[H/T Vanity Fair]
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita