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RUMOURS: Millennium Falcon set has been built for Star Wars Episode VII? Plus spin-off movie focus?

September 17th, 2013 by Marc 1 Comment

Another day, another wealth of Star Wars rumours…

According to the guys at Latino Review one of the real stars of the original Star Wars trilogy has already been spotted on the set of Star Wars Episode VII… The Millennium Falcon.

Yes, the rumour is the set of the interior of the Falcon has been constructed at Pinewood along with the Mos Eisley Cantina. Only a reliable source has been quoted, so pinch of salt on this one guys. It may just be fan boy baiting.

Also, we held off on this last night as it seemed to be causing a bit of a kerfuffle online. The website Nuke The Fridge, claiming it was from and, were reporting that the first two Star Wars: Origins movies would be focused on Han Solo and Boba Fett. More fan baiting? Sounds like it, but while this is so far only rumoured, it’s been around for a while and would make sense given Disney’s plans so far.

So what else is being rumoured? Well, while many of us can’t see anyone else playing Han, it seems there may be an alternative: “No word yet on who will play the young Han Solo or the young Boba Fett but rumors from different sites are saying that Disney is thinking about using Harrison Ford & a frame device, much like one that was used in Lord of the Rings. This just sounds like it’s highly doubtful but it would be pretty awesome to see Harrison Ford play a young Han Solo (somehow) than it would be to have someone else play Han. I mean who can do a better job at being Han Solo than the original actor? With Boba Fett, the casting won’t be as scrutinized as with a young Han Solo, the character wears a helmet most of the time. So, there is an even bigger range of actors that could play the part.”

The movies are being written by Lawrence Kasdan (co-writer of Episode V & VI) & Simon Kinberg (X-Men: The Last Stand & X-Men: Days of Future Past).

And as for where they lie in the timeline? Well, apparently “The Han Solo film is said to take place between, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith & Episode IV: A New Hope. The Boba Fett film will take place between, Episode IV & Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, following the bounty hunter on one of his most dangerous missions.”

So is this true or rumour? Well, to be honest, it’s simply stating what we want/expect but still, it’s fun to speculate, isn’t it?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

  • Robert Rivera

    So long as they use the FX team from “X-Men: The Last Stand” to digitally de-age Harrison Ford & not the team from “Tron: Legacy”, then I’ll be happy. That CGI’d young Jeff Bridges looked fucking terrible, but young Patrick Stewart & young Ian McKellen looked awesome. As for Boba Fett, why not Daniel Logan, the actor who played him in Episode II? He’s in his 20s now & looks like he could handle a pretty physical action role, plus he’s still a huge fan of the character.

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