We may not have seen the film yet, but we’ve seen how beautifully pristine Lando Calrissian’s Millennium Falcon is!
So, here’s my question (and I’m sure the question of many others) how did Han Solo turn Lando’s Millennium Falcon into…well…kind of a dump?
Seriously, you need to look at a before and after picture of this famed ship. The difference in the upkeep of the Millennium Falcon is just astounding!
Well, recently, in an interview with RadioTimes.com, Alden Ehrenreich (Han Solo) – star of the new Solo: A Star Wars Story film premiering this Thursday, May 24- was asked that same questions and he gave us a pretty satisfying answer:
"“Well, the real deep cut Star Wars answer to that…I mean you see some of that go on [in Solo], you see a little bit how it became the way it looks now. But you know, if you’re flying and you’re trying to avoid Imperial Guards or something, it’s better to be driving a Pinto than it is a red Lamborghini. And that rule of logic is part of the world of space. You want to be underestimated a little bit so nobody is thinking, ‘Is that guy up to no good?”"
Alden Ehrenreich also made another good point stating that:
"“And it’s part of Han’s aesthetic. Han’s aesthetic is a little rougher.”"
Well, all of that makes sense! The shift from glamorous to grungy was an intentional move so that he could fly under the radar in that big old ship of his! And I must say, I agree that it fits more with Han’s aesthetic. Lando is suave and glamorous, so of course, his ship would be shiny and pristinely kept. Han Solo is a smuggler who grew up on the streets of Corellia and a grungy, well-worn Millennium Falcon really suits him!
Solo: A Star Wars Story:
- Alden Ehrenreich taking the reins from Harrison Ford as Han Solo
- Donald Glover as the smooth operator in Landon Calrissian
- Woody Harrelson as Hans mentor Tobias Beckett
- Emilia Clark, Queen of the Dragons in Game of Thrones, as Qi’Ra
- Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos
- Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Amazon’s Fleabag) as L3-37
- Joonas Suotamo as the Mighty Chewbacca
- Ian Kenny of Game of Thrones fame, in an unnamed role
Well, I can’t wait to see more of how Han Solo dings up the Millennium Falcon this coming Thursday, May 24, 2018, for the opening night of Solo: A Star Wars Story! If you don’t have tickets yet, make sure to grab some! From all accounts, this is a movie you won’t want to miss!