You can run but you can’t hide from Google, as Disney has discovered after its Millennium Falcon model for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was found in Google Maps.
Surrounded by a collection of shipping containers in an attempt to keep the iconic spacecraft hidden from view on the ground and from the nearby M3 motorway, Disney clearly didn’t bank on it being picked out by satellites.
But eagle-eyed users of Google Maps tweeted aerial images of the hidden Millennium Falcon sat nearby Longcross Studios in Surrey, a film and TV production facility just outside of London.
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Oddly, the Millennium Falcon seems to be set a good couple of hundred metres away from the studios and is sandwiched between a golf course and a racing track providing petrolheads with the opportunity to take expensive supercars for a high-speed spin. So the Millennium Falcon is hardly hidden in a quiet area.
With Star Wars: The Last Jedi set to hit cinemas December 15, it’s not really a huge surprise that eager Star Wars fans have surfaced such images, with many looking for any kind of titbit to satisfy their appetite for Star Wars content as they count down the days to The Last Jedi screening.
At the same time, there’s no word that filming for The Last Jedi has been taking place at Longcross Studios, so the presence of the Millennium Falcon could hint that the studios are instead being used to film the young Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie. The force may be strong with Google Maps but we’ll have to wait and see if such speculations have merit.
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