When it comes to ownership of the Millennium Falcon, Harrison Ford and Daisy Ridley now have some stiff competition. During the press tour of Solo: A Star Wars Story, star Alden Ehrenreich revealed that the famed spaceship now belongs to him.
Speaking at a press conference, Ehrenreich was asked about how it felt to first step into the cockpit of Han Solo's signature spaceship. "It’s very, very cool," the actor answered. "For me, it was two things. You get in, and you can’t believe you’re in it, and it’s so surreal," he added, conveying the emotion almost any Star Wars fan would feel.
"Then a couple months into shooting in it, you’re inside, you know how the chair feels, you feel, ‘This is kind of my ship now,’ Ehrenreich joked. "That is deeply gratifying."
The Millennium Falcon has long been associated with Harrison Ford's take on the character. Star Wars: The Force Awakens even went so far as to having the character refer to the ship as "home." Following Solo's shocking death at the hands of his son Ben/Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley's Rey has now assumed ownership of the Falcon. But not if Ehrenreich has anything to say about it.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. They’re joined by Thandie Newton as Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge L3-37, Paul Bettany as Dryden Vos, and Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett. The film opens May 25.