The Millennium Falcon is Han Solo’s ship, but he wasn’t her only owner. We know he won it from Lando Calrissian in a card game, and we know that he lost it somehow so that Rey could later find it on her home planet. In the near future, we’re going to learn exactly how Han Solo won it, because this is one of the plotlines of the upcoming standalone Han Solo movie.
According to Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit, the Han Solo film set for a 2018 launch will show us how our favorite space smuggler won the ship in the game of Sabacc, a card game we’ve yet to see in any Star Wars movie.
Alden Ehrenreich will play young Han Solo in the movie, with Donald Glover having secured the Lando Calrissian role. Production for the movie is set to start in early 2017, Gamespot notes, and the movie is set to premiere about a year later.
Before then, we will have seen two more Star Wars movies. Rogue One, Disney’s first standalone Star Wars story, comes out this December and Star Wars: Episode VIII is set for a December 2017 release.
The Millennium Falcon appeared in The Force Awakens, abandoned on the same planet where Rey lived most of her life. Hopefully, the upcoming episodes from the new saga will also tell us how Han Solo lost the iconic ship, which must have been a tremendous hit for the smuggler. And let’s just hope that the ship will remain in use long after Han Solo’s death, as Rey has proven to be quite good at managing it.