It looks as though the usually secretive J.J. Abrams has more than a bit of mystery up his sleeve… when a look at the Millennium Falcon reveals a rather odd Easter Egg.
The Millennium Falcon is arguably the most instantly recognisable starship in movie history. Renowned for making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, it’s a symbol of the rugged charm of the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy. And after being spotted out on location, it looks as though director J.J. Abrams has decided to give us a closer look at some of the Falcon’s most recent modifications…
In an impressive new video that takes a look at this iconic starship, J.J. Abrams reveals a hidden feature of the all-new Millennium Falcon – Christopher Nolan’s Batmobile.
It’s an odd thing to see a toy Batmobile stuck to the bottom of Han Solo’s freighter… but it’s not entirely unexpected. After all, with the recent toing-and-froing between J.J. Abrams and ‘Batman V Superman’ director Zack Snyder, perhaps we should have seen this coming.
But what do you think of J.J’s new, more-open approach to film-making?
After I broke rumours of a full-scale Millennium Falcon being built at Pinewood, I knew it was only a matter of time before ‘Star Wars’ J.J. Abrams would be keen to show off his hard work. The man may be shrouded in secrecy when it comes to his usual movie projects, but this is anything but a usual project.
Of course, it wasn’t long before Abrams revealed our first glimpse at the Millennium Falcon…
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Although we only saw the hint of a very familiar ship interior, it seems the best was yet to come. Currently filming near Newbury, Berkshire, the Millennium Falcon (along with a number of half-built ‘Star Wars VII’ X-Wings had been spotted out in the open. And it seems that may have been the catalyst when it comes to Abrams’ up-close look at the Falcon.
But what does this mean for the ‘Star Wars VII’ Millennium Falcon?
If you ask me – absolutely nothing. Although the Death Star of the original trilogy was well-known to have been made from a collection of assorted airfix parts, it’s unlikely that Abrams is going to leave a spray-painted Batmobile on the undercarriage of one of the most famous starships of all time.
Nevertheless, it’s a fun nod back to a time when blowing up airfix models was all part of the job… and with Abrams and Snyder keen to reference each other’s movies, it’s giving us fans plenty to talk about.
Still, we’ll all get a much better look at the Millennium Falcon when ‘Star Wars VII’ appears in cinemas in 2015. And I personally can’t wait.
What do you think of Abrams’ Millennium Falcon close-up? Will Batman’s Tumbler make it into ‘Star Wars VII’ or was this just an amusing nod to Zack Snyder? Let us know what you think in the comments below…