Why the Millennium Falcon Looks Different in Solo


Ron Howard's upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story has added another major player to its already incredible cast in actor/director Jon Favreau, who is set to voice a "very cool and important" character in the spin-off.

And at one point, the "Iron Man" filmmaker was one of many names in the frame to direct "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and admitted at the time he felt "giddy" just to be considered for the project.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo along with Joonas Suotomo as Chewbacca and Donald Glover as the young Lando Calrissian.

But like any apartment - let's face facts, Han and Chewie live and sleep in the Falcon - it changes based on the taste and necessity of the current occupant/owner. "That was the very first", he said. Lando has a different look here than in his solo poster, but he is still predictably as cool as the other side of the pillow. The 1,414 piece set features the new (old) look for our favorite hunk of junk and confirms a major plot detail: that the movie will include Han's famous 12 parsec Kessel Run.

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It's entirely possible that the legendary Kessel run, which we'll see in full-effect in the movie, may have something to do with the Falcon's rough appearance - which seems to have many obstacles and dangers through its path.

"The Falcon should always reflect the personality of its captain."
"Kinda like how you're more likely to get pulled over if you're driving a Lamborghini".

But the idea of the Falcon having been around for many iterations before even Lando got ahold of it is an interesting one. And in the trailer we see the vessel contending with giant, electrified tentacles in a nebula. Decades of existence. And it's been modified even from its original design.