Little is known about Star Wars Episode IX at this point; however, we may have gotten some insight into who will be the owner of the iconic Millennium Falcon after it is all said and done.
Reddit user hankosheppard claims to have an inside source working at LucasFilm. This inside source claims to have seen some concept art and heard things about Star Wars Episode IX, though they say no plot details have surfaced at this point. What this source does supposedly know, however, is that the Millennium Falcon will fall under new ownership in the film.
Apparently, our heroes will once again split up. Rey and Rose take a different ship to what the source is calling “Objective A” while Chewie, Poe, and Finn take the Millennium Falcon to “Objective B,” which is apparently a secret Resistance meeting. At the meeting, our heroes will have a run-in with none other than Lando Calrissian. The team will try to convince Lando to join the cause but to no avail. It is at this point where the Star Wars Episode IX insider says that Chewie offers up the Millennium Falcon to Lando in exchange for helping them out.
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The rumor does fit with the casting. We do know that Billy Dee Williams has been cast in Star Wars Episode IX and that he is indeed reprising his role as Lando. It would not bee too much of a stretch to imagine that the Millennium Falcon would wind up back in his care.
What do you make of this rumor? Do you believe it? Will the Falcon reunite with its previous owner? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.