The Return Of The Millennium Falcon, What’s Different

Wired spoke to Christian Alzmann, senior art director at Industrial Light and Magic about the return of the Millennium Falcon to the big screen.

“The big change on the Falcon is that radar dish, because it was knocked off in Return of the Jedi through some of Lando’s close-quarters flying,” Alzmann says (as if you didn’t know). “As far as the rest of the Falcon goes, we had a whole crew that went up to the archives and saw the original five-foot model from Empire. So the textures are from the original, pretty much. I’m sure our artists put a lot of love into it and fixed anything they found troublesome,” said Alzmann to Wired.

Wired used a single frame from the film for their big Star Wars issue.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be in theaters on December 17.

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Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.