Earlier today, Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams surprised the fan community by posting an exciting video to his Bad Robot Twitter account. The video includes the first official look at a full sized Millennium Falcon from the set of Episode VII. Though there have been several leaked photos of the famous space freighter from various filming locations, this marks the first time that fans are able to see the Falcon up close and in full detail.
To make matters even more interesting, this video reveals that part of the Falcon‘s hull includes a component shaped to resemble the famous Tumbler from Batman Begins.
Take a close look at the Millennium Falcon on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, in the video below:
The Tumbler from Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight trilogy makes an appearance in Star Wars: Episode VII
This incredibly detailed look at the iconic Star Wars ship is more than just fan service. J.J. Abrams and Batman v. Superman director Zack Snyder have been engaged in a most interesting exchange over the past few months. The two have attempted to top each other in an ongoing social media tug of war, posting clever images of Star Wars and DC Comics mash-ups.
The battle began when Snyder released an image of Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill dressed in Jedi robes, wielding a red lightsaber.
Zack Snyder posted this image to his Twitter account on July 23rd, along with the hashtag #SuperJedi.
Abrams responded in turn, by posting an image of Episode VII actor John Boyega adorned in Batman‘s cape and cowl.
John Boyega dressed as Batman, in an image posted by J.J. Abrams on July 25th. #BOYEGAMAN
Not to be outdone, Snyder created an image that featured Batman alongside R2-D2, in surroundings not unlike Tatooine.
Zack Snyder posted this image of Batman and R2-D2 to Twitter on August 2nd, with the text BATMAN & R2BIN.
The nerd war raged on, with Abrams posting a very clever image of protocol droid C-3PO poised among the rooftops of Gotham City, dressed as the Caped Crusader.
On August 8th, Abrams posted this image to the Bad Robot Twitter account, with the text THE C3PED CRUSADER.
In response to a recent rumor that thieves had made off with the actual Batmobile from the set of Batman v. Superman, Snyder posted the most clever nod to Abrams yet. In his tweet, Snyder posted an image of Gotham City police officers apprehending an Imperial Stormtrooper, who apparently had been caught taking Batman‘s new vehicle for a joyride.
Zack Snyder tweeted this photo on September 13th, along with the text “Case Closed”.
There you have it, Dork Siders! Our first real look at the new Millennium Falcon! Let’s hope that Abrams and Snyder continue their social media geek battle and we’re able to catch even more glimpses from the sets of Episode VII and Batman v. Superman!
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