There’s a lot to be excited about now that we’re less than a month away from Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story actually hitting theaters. But it all revolves around the Falcon.
Sure, there’s Han’s origin story, and how he meets Chewy, Lando Calrissian, and Woody Harrelson, but the Millennium Falcon is certainly one of the film’s biggest stars. Granted, the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs has taken a starring role in many a Star Wars story, but in Solo, we get to see the roots of Han’s relationship with the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
The Falcon’s roots go way back to when the Corellian Engineering Corporation built the YT-1300f light freighter, but the ship reached its heyday of stylistic upkeep when Lando got his hands on her. Han may have made some special modifications where it counts, but Lando knew the importance of patent leather.
Thus, when we meet her in in Solo, the Falcon is in tip-top shape. "This ship has probably never looked better than when Lando kind of had it," says the actor playing Lando, Donald Glover, in the featurette below. And he's been kind enough to give us a tour...
The tour begins in the Forward Crew Compartment, resplendent with mag-shielded scanner-proof flooring, a 16.1 space sound system, and “buttons that light up.” Then we head to the guest quarters, which houses the world’s most famous Dejarik Board. And of course, Lando’s Falcon has a full kitchen and wet bar, complete with all the cocktail necessities, a space blender, and a Wookiee Cookie jar.
But the real “magic happens” in the captain’s quarters, which Lando has decked out with overhead mood lighting and a kajak hair-lined bed. Works every time! And let’s not forget about Lando’s very own walk-in cape armoire, where he’s got a cape for every occasion. You know you’ve made it when you’ve got your own cape room.
Not exactly a hunk of junk, eh? And certainly not the kind of thing you want to go losing to some brash young space smuggler over a game of Sabacc. We’ll have to see how Lando handles losing such a luxurious ride when Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters May 25.
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