Your First Look At The New Millenium Falcon

JJ Abrams' production company Bad Robot has just shown off the very first glimpse of what the Millenium Falcon will look like in the new Star Wars movie.

Hold me.

Alright, I'm not all that excited about it. The prequels have really soured me on any possible movie in the Star Wars universe, but it is a little bit exciting to see the Falcon revived.

But JJ, where is the lens flare? I was promised lens flare!


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    Secret hidden Tumbler?

      It was in reply to a joke from Zack Snyder, I think Mark missed it :P
      http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/09/18/abrams-one-ups-snyder-in-mash-up-war/

    Millenium Falcon mk II? (I watched with the sound off, so I don't know if there was commentary?)

      No commentary, just Star Wars music transitioning into Batman from the Nolan films.

    why is the batmobile on the millenium falcon?

      I though the same haha. The music sounded like the one from batman.

    Star Wars doesn't make me shiver uncontrollably like it does with some people but I can't deny the cultural significance. According to Kevin Smith, JJ is taking such a fan's approach to authenticity that when he visited the set and stood on the loading ramp he started crying. (He cries a lot since he started smoking weed, though.)
    I'm interested in seeing the new flicks because of that genuine desire to develop the property, not just milk it for cash. The Star Trek reboots certainly didn't suck - and I've never felt one way or the other about that.
    Star Wars is already off and running with an advantage.

      That video actually had me in stitches after a while. Especially his wifes one liner after he came back from visiting the set

        "Use the force, fucker!"
        Brilliant.

    The new CEC YT-1300..... brought to you by Bunnings Warehouse.....

    *sorry, that PVC piping at the end killed it for me lol

    Now capable of making the kessel run in under ELEVEN parsecs.

    Hmmz, looks like my fears are there. They built the falcon to the same dimensions as the full scale one in the original films.

    I wish they had gone and actually made it actually full scale. Rebuilding in limitations or things they couldn't or didn't do in the original films is a bad move.

    I still think they just need to do what is appropriate with modern film making technology. Look at the mess with Indy 4. They shot things like the car chase in the jungle as i you were shooting a film practically with out all the CG work. The end result is that it looked horrible. Or the other horrible example that film did of deliberately shooting sets to look artificial because of how they looked in the original. Then they shot more of the film on sets than the original film, so it looked horrible.

    This is just a big worry, an effort to make the film look as if it was shot in the late 70s with the tech of the day.
    Obviously don't do the CGI blue screen shit storm of the prequels, but I just hope they make this as you'd make a new film.

    Even things like that giant pig, why? I want the reason to be a good one, not because it would be nifty and the only way to do it in the 70s.

      This is just a big worry, an effort to make the film look as if it was shot in the late 70s with the tech of the day.
      Obviously don't do the CGI blue screen shit storm of the prequels, but I just hope they make this as you'd make a new film.
      Even things like that giant pig, why? I want the reason to be a good one, not because it would be nifty and the only way to do it in the 70s.

      You simultaneously criticise CGI and practical effects. You lash out at the CGI of the prequels, yet you bemoan the inclusion of practical effects from the upcoming film (which, btw, is an attempt to re-capture the 'lived-in, organic' feel of the original trilogy). It doesn't sound like you've ever had much interest in Star Wars, more or less what goes into making it.

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        Yeah I think that this guy is impossible to please. How about he just waits until he's seen a proper preview before passing judgement like this? I could almost guarantee that he will hate the end product, writting it off before the first viewing, no matter how glorious it is. It's a proven group of professionals making this film, not a bunch of monkeys! They know what they are doing!

        The point is, if they get too bogged down in replicating it, then the focus will be on that. As opposed to making the best Star Wars film they can.

        When Empire of Jedi came out. They didn't go, 'what were the budget limitations we had on the first one, lets work as if we had them also.

        This attitude is what ruined the recent Indiana Jones film.

        A CGI shitfest is different than using CGI appropriately.

    They decided to kill the Star Wars EU, so this new movie isn't even worth thinking about. Move on, Kotaku.

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