17 Apr 2018 6:30 PM +00:00 UTC

Lucasfilm Releases New Ship Descriptions For Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story is just a little over a month away from its premiere and Lucasfilm's been busy trickling out new info about the characters and ships that fans are going to get to see in the new Star Wars spinoff.

Not only has the studio updated the Star Warswebsite's data banks with new character descriptions for Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and his team of scoundrels, but it's also released new descriptions for the different ships in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

The Star Wars franchise doesn't just have great characters, it also has pretty memorable ships, and fans love learning about the different ships and vehicles that zoom in and out of Lucasfilm's galaxy far, far away.


Here are some of the descriptions that Lucasfilm's put up on the site:

Imperial Heavy TIE Fighter

Compensating for the relative fragility of the unshielded TIE starfighter is the armored TIE/rb, a reinforced heavy starfighter with much more powerful laser cannons.

Corellian M-68 Landspeeder

Han Solo is cagey about where he scored this overpowered M-68 landspeeder, saying little beyond that its previous owner no longer had a need for it.

Millennium Falcon

Despite her humble origins and shabby exterior, the Millennium Falcon has played a role in some of the greatest victories of the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic. The Falcon looks like a worn-out junker, but beneath her hull she's full of surprises. A succession of owners, from Lando Calrissian and Han Solo to Gannis Ducain, have made special modifications that boosted the freighter's speed, shielding and firepower to impressive – and downright illegal – levels.

The price of such tinkering? The Falcon can be unpredictable, with her hyperdrive particularly balky. Despite her flaws, she's beloved by her owners – Han Solo and Chewbacca have spent years searching the galaxy for the ship they once called home.


Imperial Conveyex Transport

For rapid transport of special cargo across surface distances on frontier worlds, the Empire uses heavily armored conveyex vehicles that travel along rails winding through treacherous terrain.

It's probably going to be pretty tough for the Millennium Falcon to get chased by ships like the Imperial Heavy Tie Fighter in Solo: A Star Wars Story. It's also pretty interesting how the description for the Corellian M-68 Landspeeder adds some insight to how Han spends his time on his home planet, highlighting the character's street smart charm.

We definitely can't wait to see all the new ships zip their way across the big screen when Solo makes its premiere.

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits cinemas May 25, 2018.

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