‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: The Front Of The Millennium Falcon Might Be An Escape Pod

Solo Star Wars Millennium FalconOne of the most striking differences between how the Millennium Falcon appears in the prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story and the Original Trilogy — along with the Sequel Trilogy — is that there’s a beak where the often-unused cargo port is supposed to be. A LEGO set might just explain why: the beak is actually a small, detachable one-man shuttle of some sort.

Fans at Toy Fair have been able to get a closer look at one of the biggest LEGO tie-ins for the new movie: the Millennium Falcon itself. Taking a closer look at the model itself reveals that the beak is a T-shaped shuttle — possibly an escape pod, possibly a cargo transport. You can see it in the video below:

The Millennium Falcon itself is a light freighter meant primarily for the transportation of cargo, with a model that welcomes customization, which is the easiest explanation why the ship’s design is different from the ship we all have grown to love. And it’s not the first time a major ship has had a smaller shuttle, as Star Wars Rebels demonstrates with the Ghost and the Phantom respectively.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is scheduled for a May 25, 2018 release. Its cast includes Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany, Ian Kenny, Warwick Davis, and Jon Favreau.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The Trailers Of Super Bowl LII, Ranked From Worst To Best

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Star Wars Solo Avengers Super BowlThis year’s Super Bowl was a pretty close game between the Eagles and the Patriots, with the former scoring their first ever Super Bowl victory in addition to it being their first Super Bowl game. But enough about that, let’s talk about the really exciting stuff: the ads that companies shelled out millions of dollars for.

Between Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman engaging in a rap-off and David Harbour convincing us that every single Super Bowl advertisement was secretly selling Tide Pods (…Too soon?), there were a lot of good ones this year. But what we’re most interested in at Heroic Hollywood are the ads for this year’s biggest movies (and one movie-quality TV show), and we’ve decided to rank them all from worst to best.

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.