A new rumor suggests that the Millennium Falcon will get a change to its design in Star Wars: Episode IX.
According to Fantha Tracks, the Millennium Falcon will get a new sensory array after the previous one was destroyed in Star Wars: The Last Jedi by a First Order Tie Fighter on Crait. The website's source claims the Falcon will receive a new six-sided dish that pretty drastically alters the appearance of the vessel fans have come to know and love.
Fantha Tracks created an artist's rending of the new design for the Falcon's sensory array based on the description given by its source. This is definitely not official, and it's entirely possible that the Falcon won't be so drastically altered in the actual film, but the change is definitely noticeable in this design.
There have been several designs for the dish over the years. Solo: A Star Wars Story featured a version that laid flat against the ship, while Lando knocked another version of the dish off during his escape from the second Death Star during Return of the Jedi.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is scheduled to open on December 20.