When the first teaser dropped for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ last month, we got a glimpse of a number of new things coming our way from a galaxy far, far away. In just 88 seconds, we saw a few new characters, a Stormtrooper makeover, a cool new lightsaber, and an arsenal of updated X-wing fighters. But aside from all the new and exciting things, there was also something familiar as the classic John Williams score erupted and the Millennium Falcon zoomed into battle with some TIE fighters. Now, we get an even better look at one of the most recognizable ships in all of science fiction thanks to a cover shoot with the big boss. Spoilers: I’m not talking about the Emperor.
Previously, we only got a quick peek at the Millennium Falcon in the teaser, but thanks to a few new images of Forbes Magazine, we can examine a few details more closely. Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney (which now owns ‘Star Wars’ company Lucasfilm), appears on the cover of the latest issue with Han Solo’s iconic vessel and fans are treated to our first close-up shots of the ship that’s famous for making the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs as it can be seen in the upcoming J.J. Abrams film. You can check out the cover below, followed by another picture taken at Pinewood Studios, which is where the movie was being filmed:
One interesting details that people might notice right away from Iger’s cover is the brand new satellite dish that the Falcon is sporting. Many may remember that the ship lost it’s original circular dish during ‘Return of the Jedi,’ so Han and Chewie had to replace it at some point during the time period between then and ‘The Force Awakens.’ Don’t worry if you can’t recall when the initial dish was lost though. We’ve got you covered with this handy gif:
What do you think of the latest look at the Millennium Falcon from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’? Are you looking forward to seeing the ship in action when the film finally hits theaters in a little less than a year from now? Sound off in the comment section.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ starring John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker premieres on December 18, 2015.