The Millennium Falcon was seen on the set of Star Wars Episode 7, confirming that Harrison Ford’s Han Solo could indeed be back to his old tricks in space. With most of the original main cast back for another round of intergalactic adventures with J.J. Abrams at the helm, it’s ever so important to at least make the new film look like the originals that made George Lucas such a science fiction icon (before the prequels, anyway).
Han Solo‘s ship was instrumental in the destruction of both Death Stars, foiling Emperor Palpatine’s plans to rule the galaxy with the most powerful weapon in the universe. He shot down a Tie Fighter tailing Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) X-Wing while he was heading down the trench for that infamous shot in Episode IV, and the iconic ship was directly used to fly directly through the space station and pull off the shot itself in Episode VI.
The second time, it was Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) who had piloted the Millennium Falcon while Han and Leia (Carrie Fisher) were busy disabling the force field generator on the forest moon of Endor.
Now that same ship is going to come back in Star Wars Episode 7, as seen in set photos from a celebrity news source. The photos are exclusive, so you’ll have to see the whole collection on their site.
Aside from Lando’s run with the iconic space ship, it was always known as Han Solo’s ship, although the backstory does claim that Han had won the ship in a game with the man who controlled the cloud city of Bespin. However, with Billy Dee Williams noticeably absent from the Star Wars Episode 7 cast, it’s practically confirmed that Han Solo will once again be piloting the famous ship.
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Luke Skywalker will also be using a familiar ship, as it appeared that they were also building an X-Wing. The photos of the Star Wars Episode 7 set and both ships under construction can be seen by clicking here.
Are you excited to see the Millennium Falcon and the X-Wing in action again in Star Wars Episode 7?
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