‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Likely to Feature the Return of the Millennium Falcon
If we feel a little mixed about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' bringing back Harrison Ford's Han Solo, or Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, it's only because seeing the passage of time on the actors might be distracting. But the original 'Star Wars' trilogy's ships and technology are ageless, so it's exciting the latest rumor is that the Millennium Falcon will be a part of the new films.
This comes from Latino Review, where they got a scoop about how the shoot is being scheduled after word from The Hollywood Reporter suggested that some filming would be done in Los Angeles to accommodate J.J. Abrams. It seems almost all the shooting will be done in London, and then their scooper added this: "they are building the Millennium Falcon on at Pinewood. Interior is done."
Shooting isn't scheduled to start until January 21, 2014, so it is likely they are starting to build sets and things, though considering there haven't been any official casting announcements yet it feels like the project is still in some flux. But though this may reek of fan service, it's the kind we can get behind because the Millennium Falcon is the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, and was critical in destroying two Death Stars. It's awesome.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' will be in theaters in 2015, likely for the Christmas season.