Let’s face it, this shot says it all. Han may not start out in command, but his destiny is tied directly to this ship. It’s hard to tell if it is love at first sight, the pull of the Force or simply admiration for the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. The chemistry here seems apparent from the Solo trailer.
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Something about this shot gives the feeling that the two are about to embark on a perilous journey together. Perhaps they’re about to set out on a legendary smuggling run (in under 12 parsecs)?
I’ve Outrun Imperial Starships
In Star Wars: A New Hope, Han brags about outrunning the big Corellian ships in the Falcon. Who knew he meant a Star Destroyer and all of its escorts? The emergence of the giant vessel is a striking sight.
This may be a part of the Kessel Run known in Legend as “the Pit.” In this region, space sensors and visual tracking are completely useless, and pilots must navigate manually. Of course, anyone familiar with the legends of the Kessel Run may also be familiar with “the Maw.”
I’ve Seen a Lot of Strange Stuff
And if this is “the Maw,” it’s aptly named. The Millennium Falcon has been shown in the belly of a beast before, but these tentacles look like they could rip apart a standard YT-1300 freighter. Luckily, our favorite ship is anything but standard and is likely piloted by a double-crossing, no-good swindler following a life-changing game.