So I’m sure you have seen images of the Millennium Falcon from the upcoming Han Solo movie and wondering why it looks different. Many casual observers claim it’s just so they can sell more toys. While this is true, there is more to it.
If you weren’t aware, Han Solo is a story about a young Han Solo. The early days when he first met Chewie and obtained the Falcon. All this happening way before any events in A New Hope.The Millennium Falcon was originally owned my Lando who had a very different purpose for the Corellian cargo ship. It wasn’t until later that Han Solo won it from him in the legendary game of Sabacc and then started making modifications of his own. It also adds deeper meaning now when Lando cries, “What have you done to my ship?” after seeing it for the first time again in Empire Strikes Back.
So what’s up with the nose? Well many speculations have been confirmed from the Lego set the the nose is in fact an escape pod or cargo hold. There are two different theories on which it could be.
Evidence backing the escape pod can be found in A New Hope. After being brought on the Imperial ship, a voice can be heard mentioning the escape pod was missing. Plus the image on the Lego set shows a speeder that looks like it fits perfectly in the nose. They’re are also other toys being revealed to support that theory.
Yes, Rey used a different sort of escape pod to meet up with Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi. So does the Falcon have two different escape pods? Or is it really a cargo hold after all?
It’s a well know fact that Jabba is after Han Solo for losing his cargo. Could the cargo that Han lost be in that hold? It would be a great tie in bringing all the pieces together. Maybe he loses it while making the Kessel Run in less then 12 parsecs.
I guess we will have to wait until Han Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 18th.