Last week The Star Wars Show gave us a closer look at the design of the Millennium Falcon that we’ll be seeing on screen in Solo: A Star Wars Story come May. It has a few distinct and noticeable differences from the Falcon seen during the days of George Lucas’ Original Trilogy.
So how does the Falcon go from this crisp deco with a closed-off front end to the familiar look we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing over the past four decades? Entertainment Weekly helps answer that question today.
“Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life, this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain,” says Jon Kasdan (writer-director of The First Time) who wrote the Solo screenplay with his father, Lawrence Kasdan (veteran co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens.)
“One of the things Larry and I had talked about was the Falcon should always reflect the personality of its captain,” he adds.
And what of the weathered and “lived-in” look of the Falcon we grew up with? Alden Ehrenreich, who plays the titular lead, chimes in with the following:
“It’s safer in the galaxy to fly something that looks like a piece of junk. People underestimate you — especially if you’re up to no good,” the actor tells EW. “Kinda like how you’re more likely to get pulled over if you’re driving a Lamborghini.”
For more of EW’s coverage of Solo, browse through the Related Articles section located at the bottom of this post.