It’s the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. It may or may not have been inspired by a half-eaten hamburger or an unused design by Austrian architect Otto Wagner depending on who you ask. It is the Millennium Falcon and it’s not just the most iconic ship in all of the galaxy far, far away, but perhaps in all of pop culture. Now, with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, audiences will get a peek at the Millennium Falcon before Han Solo turned it into his filthy, frightfully fast freighter, back when Lando Calrissian held the proverbial keys. Under Lando’s stewardship, the Falcon was decidedly cleaner, kept in pristine condition, and boasted a number of luxury features like a wet bar and an entire closet dedicated just to capes.
In the grand tradition of Star Wars fandom, we couldn’t help but overthink things, which created a great debate in the Nerdist offices: who is the better owner of the Millennium Falcon, Han or Lando? Rather than settle this ourselves, we decided to pose the question to the people who know the Falcon best–the stars and filmmakers behind Solo: A Star Wars Story. At a recent press day in Los Angeles, I sat down with director Ron Howard and stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, and Joonas Suotamo to get a definitive answer to this all-important question on today’s episode of Nerdist News Edition.
Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
Additional reporting by Jesse B. Gill.