What to Read Next

Star Wars Rumour: Millennium Falcon already built?

Ryan Leston
27 November 2013
Star Wars Rumour: Millennium Falcon already built?
Has the Millennium Falcon already been built for Star Wars: Episode VII?

The Millennium Falcon may have already ventured back to the galaxy far, far away as 'Star Wars' insiders reveal that the famous spacecraft has already been built.

It's the ship that managed the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs… and it looks as though the Millennium Falcon could be back for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'. But while we've heard rumours of its return for some time, it seems that the iconic spacecraft may have already been built, and could be at Pinewood Studios as we speak.

[Star Wars Rumour: Episode II and II get 3D release?]

According to a source close to production, the iconic Millennium Falcon has already been built for 'Star Wars: Episode VII'… and it could be bigger than ever.

"A full-scale 1:1 Millennium Falcon has been built as well as the interiors of the ship for filming," they explained. "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."

Of course, nothing is official until confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm… but if true, this could confirm the return of one of the most iconic spaceships in movie history. But with a 1:1 scale reproduction, it sounds as though the Falcon could play a prominent part in 'Episode VII' if not the entire sequel trilogy.

And let's face it - it certainly seems to make a lot of sense.

Disney would be mad not to make use of the Falcon - it's one of the most recognisable ships in the 'Star Wars' universe and has a rough-and-ready legacy that fits J.J. Abrams' vision of mixing the old with the new.

After reports that 'Star Wars' production design has been on-going since January, they've had plenty of time to get to work on the movie's all-new sets. And with that impressive new image of R2-D2, it's clear that prop (and perhaps set) fabrication has already begun.

[Star Wars VII seeking 40-something military man]

But the big question remains - why would they create a full-size Millennium Falcon when clever use of sets, miniatures and (dare I say it) CGI could work just as well? Perhaps the answer to that lies in Disney's long-term plans for the franchise.

Let's face it - Disney wants to make money from their investment. And with the huge success of Warner Bros' Harry Potter studio tours, could the Millennium Falcon have been designed with this in mind? We already know that Disney has big 'Star Wars' plans for their numerous theme parks… but could the Millennium Falcon be the centre piece?

For now, we'll have to wait and see… but if the rumours are true, it sounds as though the Millennium Falcon will be around for some time to come. And I couldn't be happier.

What do you think of the Millennium Falcon's return? Would it really be a 'Star Wars' movie without it? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

More from this contributor:

The enduring charm of vintage Star Wars figures

The Star Wars cameos you might have missed

How Star Wars fans restored the Lars Homestead

Attn Home Owners Who Never Miss a Payment.

Home Owners who have not missed a payment in 3 years or more need to read this. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home there is a solution.

Your second chance to enroll in Medicare & Medigap

Seniors can sign up for Medicare & Medigap now during the General Enrollment Period.

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

Is your insurance comp Laughing Behind Your Back?

New Studies Show that if you drive less than 55 miles a day you can save a ton on auto insurance.

Seniors: Here's your second chance to get Medicare

Didn't enroll in Medicare when you were first eligible? Do it now during the General Enrollment Period.

Bad News For Insurance, Great News For Virginia

Virginia drivers, with cars and good driving records are learning that they may qualify for lower car insurance rates. Do you qualify?

What Are The Pros & Cons Of A Reverse Mortgage?

More Americans are accessing their home equity to support their retirement years. Speak with a professional and see what you may qualify for today.

Register Now for Free

Get ahead of tax season & avoid audits with President of Marks Group, Gene Marks.

Stomping Out Burglary, One Home at a Time

After his friends were robbed, an engineer at Harvard discovered a serious problem in the home security industry. So He Built Something New.

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 2.75% (3.028% APR) 15 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Powerful Tactical Flashlight Flying Off Shelves!

This new tactical flashlight was just released to the public and is flying off shelves in the United States. Limited supplies left, act quick!

Ever Googled Someone? Do A "Deep Search" Instead

Entering a Name and State on this site could reveal info you thought wasn't available. Have you searched yourself or someone you know yet?