The Millennium Falcon Is Under-Construction For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

MichaelKolander by MichaelKolander on Jun. 03, 2014

After sitting through the Star Wars prequels, it's easy to understand why fans might be skeptical about the upcoming sequels. But even the most jaded nerds among us can't help but get excited over these pics of an under-construction Millennium Falcon.

The photos were snapped at a construction site in England, and also include what appears to be an X-Wing Fighter. Director J.J. Abrams has stated that unlike George Lucas, he plans to rely on practical effects whenever possible, eschewing the over-reliance on CGI that plagued Episodes I, II, and III. Hopefully, this will give the sequels the same look and feel of the original trilogy.

So what to you think? Do these pics make your lightsabers fully extend, or do you still think the sequels are going to **** our childhood in the small thermal exhaust port right below the main port?

Sorry, I'm really bad a euphemisms.

62 comments
upgrade
upgrade User

Disney is going to piss so much money away on this new trilogy.

mddong
mddong User

How many behind the scenes pics are they going to post before they spoil the whole experience for us. Let's have it awe inspiring like 1977, instead of "oh I know how they did that spaceship...it's reAlly made out of plywood...anyone can get those materials at Home Depot"

Marc Vinalon
Marc Vinalon

THIS is after all the movies..are they giving us a clunky on still or a fixed one?

Craig Lillard
Craig Lillard

Since I am pretending I never even saw the prequels, I am pleased with this.

Kevin Nelson
Kevin Nelson

Been looking forward to these photos for a very long time.

Thomas Rea
Thomas Rea

Wrath of Kahn was exceptional! The Voyager series wasn't bad, especially seeing Seven of Nine in her body suit! ;) Guess I'm just old school....

Rick Averyt
Rick Averyt

Jaded and I hate it. Also not to keen on the idea of Disney running the show

dagoose69
dagoose69 User

I wish they would paint it matte black since this is going to be in the new jedi order timeframe.  I know all the old stuff is scraped by Disney  im just saying the MF would look awesome black with some red accents. And a 20 year old Leah on a wookie fur rug, RD recording in 3D and 3PO doing the commentary, man you can't buy this stuff.  Nerds Unite!!!!!!! Im 50 and I cant wait to dress up and go to the midnight show and have to leave 5 times to pee and then fall asleep 3 times and then miss half the movie while I poop in my depends,   man this sucks.  Anyway still going to do it,... hope everyone else gets excited over the next year while this gets so blown out of proportion we will not know what to believe or think.  We all need to enjoy each moment of the reveals.  (This one is pretty big and I'm with James glad to see physical sets and not all green screens. ) Hope for the best and if you were there for the first one, remember your skin crawling with goosebumps as the music started and the larger than life letters pulled away from you to infinity while your whole world changed.  

Isaac Appleman
Isaac Appleman

And I dunno Thomas, I thought Into Darkness was pretty bad ass. ST:TNG will always be my favorite series, and nothing beats some of the Original ST movies, like ST2, but I went into Into Darkness expecting disappointment and was actually surprisingly entertained.

Isaac Appleman
Isaac Appleman

First Contact was great, where have you been? The other two were "eh".

Isaac Appleman
Isaac Appleman

I never thought I'd find myself asking this question, but I must... why the hell are they building a scale Falcon? They can't just CGI that stuff these days?

Kyle Hanscom
Kyle Hanscom

its cool to see these photos but Han Solo is returning so obviously his ship will be too...this isn't a big shocker or anything

James-Scott-188
James-Scott-188 User

Glad to see they are going with practical sets/effects than a bunch of CGI crap.

Tim Keenan
Tim Keenan

But it is awesome to see the MF will be back!!

Tim Keenan
Tim Keenan

Star Trek First Contact was exceptional.

Alx OB
Alx OB

Yeah, I think you're right. Sorry Disney. But Disney could try to keep the surprise... Well, I decide to no longer read up on leaked Star Wars creation process material, so I get the full effect in the theater. I c-a-n-n-o-t w-a-i-t ! (I pray JJ Abrahms will be permitted to do whatever he wants with it. And please no more JarJar and Midi-chlorians!!)

Niles Kello
Niles Kello

Exactly my point..George gave us 6 great films they were all tied up and finished, the story was of Anakin Skywalker had reached an ending, a conclusion.. why on earth do any more..the fact that they are making sequels is ludricris to me..so my point is quite valid. If George isn't behind it then either am I.

Denu187
Denu187 User

i doubt that will make light speed some how ;)

BlankTitanic
BlankTitanic User

It will be OK. Way, way better than the prequel disasters. The best thing is that GL is not involved.

Wyatt Hill
Wyatt Hill

The only good Next Gen movie was First Contact.

Break.com
Break.com

Curry Russell No, it's not a problem at all. I was just wondering. Stir the pot! Stir the pot!

duberry
duberry User

All this money and all these resources could be used to build houses for homeless people. But never mind that, because Star Wars!

Thomas Rea
Thomas Rea

Lucas got too grandiose and everything just got muddled. And yes, the Next Gen aren't great either. Give me Kirk, Spock, Piccard (and the rest of the Next Gen), and Capt. Janeway deserves credit as well.

Curry Russell
Curry Russell

I like the new star trek movies.. it is a whole new timeline since. it isn't a prequel or a rewrite. but a different timeline.

mrmuff
mrmuff User

What prequels?

KCjoker
KCjoker User

@duberry Or those people making it provides them jobs so they can afford a home.

whatinitheworld
whatinitheworld UserTop Commenter

@duberry  It seems you are hard at work building houses and feeding goats and purifying water all while wasting time on Break, I'd say let's give Duberry the Nobel Prize, who's with me?

tsjoekie
tsjoekie User

@duberry Instead of waisting your time commenting on these posts, why don't you do something useful with your time and help the homeless...

MichaelKolander
MichaelKolander User

@duberry That's super deep, brah! Start with your money, then report back and let us know how it's going.