We’ve seen the leaked set photos, we’ve heard Kevin Smith’s description of the ship and we’ve even caught a glimpse of its dejarik table, but nothing beats seeing the real deal in all its glory. J.J. Abrams officially unveiled the Millennium Falcon, arguably the most recognizable of all the Star Wars ships, today on the Bad Robot YouTube page. Fantastic work by the Episode VII production team! It looks just like it did 30 years ago…with one exception. The Falcon is carrying an extra passenger these days, as you’ll see below.
I know bats like hanging upside down in caves, but this is ridiculous!
Yes, if the music and model of the vehicle didn’t clue you in, that would be the Tumbler Batman’s impressive ride from the Christopher Nolan films, painted to blend in with the Millennium Falcon’s exterior. Oddly enough, the paint scheme is very similar to the camouflaged model from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises. This is the latest barrage in the back-and-forth between Abrams and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder. For months, the two of them have been tweeting out humorous mashup images to the masses of coined aspects of their respective franchises. Zack Snyder kicked off these antics with a picture of Henry Cavill dressed as a Sith Lord, and last week he placed blame of the Batmobile theft on an employee of the Galactic Empire. The pictures below will catch you up to speed on the fun.
Well Snyder, it’s your move now! Abrams kicked things up a notch with a video. What are you going to do next? Spray paint the Rebel Alliance logo on the Daily Planet building? Have a TIE Fighter fly by Superman? Show Batman interrogating a stormtrooper on top of a building? Wait, I’ve got it! Give us an interior shot of the Batmobile, and hanging on Batfleck’s rearview mirror is an X-Wing ornament.