Of all the people who have flown the Millennium Falcon, there may be one that we haven’t seen yet, but could it happen in Star Wars: Episode IX – at least according to one Star Wars leak.
The Millennium Falcon is a sacred vessel in Star Wars. It always felt like home, which was made 100 percent clear in The Force Awakens when Han Solo and Chewbacca got their ship back.
Few have flown it – as should be the case when it comes to something as important as the Millennium Falcon. But what about the son of the man who owned it longest. Has Ben Solo ever had a chance to helm the fastest ship in the galaxy?
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A recent Reddit post over on Star Wars Leaks has a supposed insider giving all bits of potential info. Now, remember, this should all be taken with a grain of salt because we don’t have confirmation on any of these leaks and rumors, but some of them have been plausible.
But this tidbit had be thinking, especially based on the wording.
"Ben pilots the falcon"
Not Kylo Ren, but Ben Solo. If this were to happen, there are two ways this could be done – if it’s in Star Wars: Episode IX.
The first would be in flashbacks. Like most kids when they first learn to drive, their parents are next to them getting them to cruise around a parking lot. In this case, we could see Han Solo and Ben during better times with the father teaching his son how to pilot a ship.
It wasn’t all bad in the Solo household. I’m sure there were happy times. A flashback scene would have Ben whooping it up in space while a proud father sits in the co-pilot chair smiling over this son’s ability to fly a ship just like his daddy.
If J.J. Abrams is going for the tears, this could be one way.
But there is another possibility in that by the end of Star Wars: Episode IX, Ben Solo is flying off into unknown regions in space in the Millennium Falcon. He’s no longer Kylo Ren and he is now Ben Solo once again.
This would mean that Kylo Ren has been redeemed and that he no longer is part of the Dark Side, even after all the dastardly things he has done. There is a chance for redemption as we saw with Darth Vader when he sacrificed himself to save Luke in Return of the Jedi.
Either way, the tears are sure to be flowing because of the emotional toll it will take on Star Wars fans. Ben Solo flying the Millennium Falcon would be a sight that would definitely conjure many emotions.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to come out on Deceember 20.