Solo A Star Wars Story: Has a Toy Revealed How the Millennium Falcon Will Get its Trademark Look?
Solo: A Star Wars Story gives us a fresh look at some familiar materials from Star Wars, and one of them is the sleeker ‘fresh’ look of the Millennium Falcon. A lot of fans are confused on why the ship seems to have an added part in the front removing the trademark “prongs,” but it seems that a toy gives an answer to all this confusion.
According to Entertainment Weekly, a new toy from Hasbro has revealed that the filled in ‘nose’ of the Falcon is actually a smaller ship that detaches a la Star Wars Rebels’ Phantom. In Rebels, the Phantom was a small vessel that could detach from the main Ghost ship and fly around on its own.
As the toy suggests, the front part of the Falcon flies off as a smaller ship, and then we’re left with the classic look of the Falcon that everyone knows and loves.
This is actually a pretty great explanation of the movie, and can explain why we see the pronged Falcon in Revenge of the Sith—the front part can come off. By the time A New Hope kicks in, I’m guessing that small ship will have been destroyed, and Han and Chewie just made do with what was left of the main freighter.
Of course, it’s still possible that this feature is only available for the toy and not the actual ship in the movie, but how could it not be? It makes so much sense that the small ship just went missing, and there was nothing to close the plugs in front. Either way, I bet it’s going to be explained in the movie.
Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out May 25.