One of the most beloved ships to ever come out of Star Wars is the Millennium Falcon and Solo: A Star Wars Story gave us a look at how the ship was before Han Solo got his hands on it. ILM has just shared this spotlight video sharing how they came up with Lando’s Falcon and all the design choices that were considered before they came up with the final product.
For one, I really like how they decided to clean up the Falcon when Lando was still the owner. Seeing that Lando was supposed to be a playboy-type character in Empire Strikes Back, it would make sense that his version of the Falcon would be made to impress.
I also think it’s clever that the Falcon also has that escape pod attached to the front. Up until the end of the Kessell Run, I was wondering when the Falcon would be getting its iconic “prongs” in the front. It’s kind of cool how they thought up the escape pod just to give the ship a much sleeker look.
Besides that, there are also a few changes here and there. There’s the old satellite dish that was also lost in the run as well as the single turrets on the top and bottom. You’ll also notice that this version has a lot more panels on it, making Han’s Falcon look like it ditched most of it just to focus on the essentials.
I was actually a huge fan of Solo, and I’m hoping that Lucasfilm eventually considers a sequel down the line.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available for home video.