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Ships of the Galaxy: The Millennium Falcon

In Ships of the Galaxy, StarWars.com celebrates all the different kinds of craft across the saga. Strap in, punch it, and join us for the ride.

Time for another Star Wars pop quiz! What ship has been called the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, was instrumental in the destruction of both Death Stars, and made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs (we round down at StarWars.com)? It’s the most famous YT-1300 space freighter in this or any galaxy: the Millennium Falcon. Let’s strap ourselves in and prepare for the jump to hyperspace as we explore this legendary ship.

Behind the Scenes

You may have heard that the Falcon was inspired by a hamburger, but that isn’t really accurate. As Amy Ratcliffe wrote on StarWars.com, the original design

Everyone’s Punching Han in Marvel’s Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #5 – Exclusive Preview

Pro-tip: When you’re a nerf herder, you’ll make some enemies.

As Marvel’s Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca 10-issue miniseries reaches its midway point, Han and Chewie find themselves stranded, under attack, and still looking to finish a job for Jabba the Hutt: stealing an urn containing the ashes of the crimelord’s archrival. In StarWars.com’s first look at issue #5, help arrives for our favorite scoundrel and walking carpet…or does it?

Meanwhile, in Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #26, novice bounty hunter T’onga heads into the Crimson Dawn flagship, looking to rescue Cadeliah — the young heir to two rival crime syndicates…

Han Solo & Chewbacca #5, written by Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by David Messina, with a cover by Phil Noto, arrives August 10 and is available for pre-order now on ComiXology;

Spectacular Star Wars Sisters

Star Wars has always been about family. Just like the inhabitants of the galaxy, families come in all shapes and sizes. It might be a found family, like Rey Skywalker, Poe Dameron, and Finn, or siblings fighting together for a better tomorrow, like Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.

While sister pairs may be somewhat rare in Star Wars, they all left their own unique mark on the galaxy far, far away. Let’s take a look at four pairs of sensational sisters who protected each other and relied on one another to make it through the galaxy together.

Bo-Katan and Satine Kryze

Bo-Katan and Satine Kryze both dedicated their lives to the betterment of Mandalore, but couldn’t agree on how to do it. Satine, the Duchess of Mandalore, was a

From the Pages of Star Wars Insider: Carey Jones on Becoming Krrsantan

A longtime fan of the Star Wars saga, Carey Jones had enjoyed a successful career as a filmmaker and actor before being cast as the fearsome Wookiee Krrsantan. It was Jones who brought the character to life when the bounty hunter made his surprise transition from comic book icon to live-action force of nature in Chapter 2 of The Book of Boba Fett, “The Tribes of Tatooine.”

In an exclusive excerpt from Star Wars Insider #212, Jones discusses landing the role and upholding the Wookiee legacy that began with Peter Mayhew about 45 years ago.

Star Wars Insider: Portraying a character in the Star Wars galaxy is a unique accomplishment, especially for a fan. How did the role come your way? 

Carey Jones: I had worked with Robert Rodriguez on Predators