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Han Solo movie incoming....

Morrus

Administrator
Staff member
I've said before that I'm not keen on the idea of origin stories for characters whose pasts I feel are better shrouded in mystery. But it's happening, so I'll hope for the best, despite the production problems this film's had.

This picture is circulating on the web. I don't know its origin or if its official.

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Mallus

Hero
I'm curious to see how this one turns out. I kinda wish Disney didn't take the project away from the Lego Movie guys. Even if the finished product was a failure, it likely would have been an interesting one. More interesting than a Ron Howard success, at any rate.

On the other hand, Rogue One had a rocky production and I thought it tuned out fine. Great, even.
 
Well, I'm at least 12.3% certain it won't murder my family and everyone I care about.

Okay, all joking aside... Maybe we'll get lucky and this movie will be great. I'm hoping, if it does happen, that it'll be a surprise success and a great movie.

Please, no more Jar Jar or magic-fathered psychotic podracing slaves.
 

MarkB

Adventurer
I really don't care about seeing any deep, revelatory insights into Han Solo's backstory.

On the other hand, I'd love to see a fun, exciting Star Wars romp that features Han Solo in his younger days, and if he happens to meet Chewbacca and win a spaceship in a game of cards during the course of it, that's fine with me.
 

Raith5

Adventurer
I really don't care about seeing any deep, revelatory insights into Han Solo's backstory.

On the other hand, I'd love to see a fun, exciting Star Wars romp that features Han Solo in his younger days, and if he happens to meet Chewbacca and win a spaceship in a game of cards during the course of it, that's fine with me.
Yeah, I think this is my attitude despite my rapidly collapsing faith in the Star Wars gate keepers after the Last Jedi.

I thought Rogue One was great because while you knew how it was going to end, there was so many good characters and good moments which made sense in respect to the New Hope (and actually enhanced them).
 

Morrus

Administrator
Staff member
The Falcon looks a lot longer in that image than usual. The slightly different paint job makes sense, but the different shape makes me think this might not be a genuine image.
 
The Falcon looks a lot longer in that image than usual. The slightly different paint job makes sense, but the different shape makes me think this might not be a genuine image.
Agreed. The "prongs" on the front are longer, and the middle raised bar appears to go the full length instead of stopping partway. The deflector dish is positioned differently than on the Falcon as well. The saucer main body has an additional thick ring missing from the legitimate ship, and it appears the side airlock doors are of a different design. The one in that image also has a much smoother outer body, while the Falcon itself was much rougher.

I think it's an entirely different ship from the Falcon, maybe even a different class. If that is the ship of the movie, then it implies the Falcon might have been acquired later.

Unless they're doing a JJ Abrams-style reboot...
 

MarkB

Adventurer
The Falcon looks a lot longer in that image than usual. The slightly different paint job makes sense, but the different shape makes me think this might not be a genuine image.
The nose section is significantly different - elongated, and, as [MENTION=6867728]ArchfiendBobbie[/MENTION] noted, without a gap in them.

However, bear in mind that the Falcon is a heavily-modified YT-1300, and Han claims to have made a lot of the modifications himself. That may be how it looked originally as a stock model, before being tinkered with over several years.
 
[MENTION=40176]MarkB[/MENTION] Maybe. But if so, that's a retcon of the Falcon's history. It was originally a freight pusher for orbit; that's why it had the cockpit to the side instead of the YT-standard central cockpit.
 

MarkB

Adventurer
[MENTION=40176]MarkB[/MENTION] Maybe. But if so, that's a retcon of the Falcon's history. It was originally a freight pusher for orbit; that's why it had the cockpit to the side instead of the YT-standard central cockpit.
What history? As of Disney, the only history the Falcon has is what we've seen in the movies.
 
[MENTION=40176]MarkB[/MENTION] I thought Force Awakens: Incredible Cross Sections was canon due to being written and published after Disney acquired Star Wars?
 

MarkB

Adventurer
[MENTION=40176]MarkB[/MENTION] I thought Force Awakens: Incredible Cross Sections was canon due to being written and published after Disney acquired Star Wars?
Perhaps, but I doubt they'll let themselves be tied down by it. In any case, plenty of depictions of YT-1300s other than the Falcon have used the side cockpit, so even if it's not the default version, it's likely a standard option rather than an after-market modification.
 

Morrus

Administrator
Staff member
Seems like more major surgery than Han and Chewie would be able to do. That’s like a major hull reconstruction.
 

Joker

Villager
Maybe the Falcon crashed into something turning it into a squat version of itself. Kinda like how pugs are made by letting normal dogs run into walls.
 

Imaculata

Explorer
I fear this movie will be a disaster. I was pretty disappointed by Rogue One already, and would not be surprised if this turns out to be a similar mess. That said, I hope of course it defies my predictions and is actually good. We'll have to wait and see.
 

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