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Millennium Falcon Back For ‘Episode VII’?

1 Submitted by on Tue, 03 December 2013, 08:00

Generally speaking, I’m not one for the Hollywood rumor mill. Most everything turns out to be pointless speculation and the few flecks of truth sprinkled in the mix are very hard to find. However, every once in a while, I come across something so awesome that if it isn’t true Hollywood should hop to it and make it so.

This is one of those stories.

It has been reported that  “a source close to production” has let it slip that a full size Millennium Falcon has been built for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII!

“A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming. The Falcon is done – inside and out. The sets were built off-site, ready to move when Lucasfilm/Bad Robot were ready to move into Pinewood.”

Now hold your fangasm folks. Nobody from Disney or Lucasfilm has said one word to support this rumor. However, there is some simple logic that lends credence to the story. First of all, the Falcon is not just the most well-known ship in the Star Wars universe, it is indeed one of the most iconic ships in all of sci fi/fantasy, so Disney knows that people are going to want to see the ship in the new movie. Secondly, George Lucas caught a lot of flak for using CGI for everything, a practical Falcon would do much to endear the naysayers in the fanbase to the project. Lastly, imagine how much money the Mouse could make if after the movie(s) were done they plopped that sucker inside one of their parks. The cash they could make from that would be staggering.

We can only hope that Disney is clever enough to make this a reality if they haven’t done so already.

So what say you fine people on this? Do you think the rumor is true and would you travel to one of Disney’s parks just to see the Millennium Falcon? Let us know in the comments below!

Via Yahoo

 

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