10 Solo facts that will have your mind buzzing!

2018-05-24 08:18
 

Cape Town – Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in South African cinemas on Friday, 25 May.

To celebrate the release of the film we’ve put together some fascinating facts about the flick.

CREATING THE MILLENNIUM FALCON

1. The exterior Millennium Falcon build weighs 31 tons and has to be moved around using two cranes. 

2. The interior Millennium Falcon set on C stage took three months to build. It is the largest interior Falcon set ever made on any Star Wars film due to the addition of new areas.

3. On the Interior Millennium Falcon cockpit set, rear projection screens have been utilised so that the actors can see and react to pre-designed animations flying and entering hyperspace!

CHEWBACCA'S LEAD ROLE

4. Over 500 designs for the creatures were produced in the design process for the film.

5. Six Eyes is the most sophisticated mechanical head ever produced. It has 50 servos inside the head with on-board intelligence. 

6. This is the first film to feature Chewbacca in a lead role, so to achieve this level of on-screen action, production produced eight suits and 10 heads.


THE WONDER OF PROPS

7. Nine copies of Beckett’s rifle were made. It is the rifle that ultimately becomes Han’s pistol.

8. Beckett, played by Woody Harrelson, has two pistols in the film. There are 10 copies of each one for various purposes, such as soft ones for the fight scenes.

9. There are 25 pairs of the iconic gold dice that hang in the Millennium Falcon. Three of these were made by Tiffany. 

10. An R2 unit was turned into a BBQ fire pit for one of the scenes.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:

(Photos: Disney)

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