If you noticed that the iconic Millennium Falcon looks a little bit different in the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer than it usually does, there’s a good reason for that (and not just because it isn’t quite as old this time out).
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly (via IGN), Solo co-writer Jon Kasdan and star Alden Ehrenreich explained that the Falcon’s look is meant to reflect the Captain piloting it. In Solo, the Falcon still belongs to its original owner (at least initially), Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), and sports a blue and white exterior and sleek interior because Lando is more of an entertainer than Han.
“Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life,” said Kasdan, “this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain.”
Ehrenreich adds that there’s also a more function reason why the Falcon looks so worse for wear once Han wins it off Lando in a game of sabacc.
“It’s safer in the galaxy to fly something that looks like a piece of junk. People underestimate you — especially if you’re up to no good,” the actor said. “Kinda like how you’re more likely to get pulled over if you’re driving a Lamborghini.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly