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The Millennium Falcon will look a little different in the Han Solo movie

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a young man became an infamous smuggler thanks largely to an illegally modified freighter called the Millennium Falcon. And while we've seen that ship in a state that could charitably be described as "a little worn," we've never seen it in pristine, brand-new condition. According to Making Star Wars (opens in new tab), that'll change with the upcoming Han Solo movie (opens in new tab).

We'll see the Falcon in Lando Calrissian's possession, rocking a white base coat of paint with blue detailing. It sounds like the paint job that was seen on model kits and toys supposedly showing what the Falcon looked like during the Clone Wars and the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, but those were non-canon, and the films themselves never showed the Falcon with an alternate paint job. If those old collectibles are trustworthy, it might look something like this:

We may also see the Falcon doing what it was designed for, which is pushing freight. As Making Star Wars puts it, "basically there’s an attachment that hooks into the front of the ship’s front 'forks' and that elongates the front of the ship. It looks seamless but can also detached to drop a shipment of spice if Imperial entanglements get too complicated. The center of the ship allows for access to the cargo."

This sounds somewhat reminiscent of a concept that was intended for the book Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections, but couldn't be included in time for publishing by author Jason Fry. Fry shared an unfinished image of the idea on (opens in new tab), which you can see below:

We figured we would see the Falcon in an early state - this is basically Han Solo's origin movie, after all - but it sounds like the changes will be pretty drastic. We'll find out more as we drift ever closer to the movie's tentative May 25, 2018 release date.

Sam Prell
Sam Prell

Sam is a former News Editor here at GamesRadar. His expert words have appeared on many of the web's well-known gaming sites, including Joystiq, Penny Arcade, Destructoid, and G4 Media, among others. Sam has a serious soft spot for MOBAs, MMOs, and emo music. Forever a farm boy, forever a '90s kid.