Cool Little Detail on How The Droid in SOLO, L3-37, Connects With EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

One of the stand-out characters in Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story was Lando's droid friend and co-pilot L3-37. Well, a cool bit of information has been pointed out regarding the droid and her connection to another scene in The Empire Strikes Back. If you haven't seen Solo yet, then you may want to pass.


In the film, L3-37, who is a progressive, self-made droid who has upgraded and improved herself using spare parts of other droids, is blasted to death. Through a series of events, her consciousness and data are uploaded to the Millennium Falcon database so that Han and Chewy could use her navigational system to help them escape.

This means that L3-37's consciousness has been a part of the ship throughout the entire saga. It turns out that there is a little detail in The Empire Strikes Back that acknowledges that the ship does have some kind of a personality.

/Film points out that there's a scene in Empire where C-3PO is trying to interpret the Millennium Falcon for Han Solo and says "Sir, I don’t know where your ship learned to communicate, but it has the most peculiar dialect."

While talking with Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan, the outlet asked about this and Jonathan explained:

"Yes. That was something that came out of a lot of conversations with Larry, Phil, Chris and I about how to make it, how to retcon a little bit and say, how could she not only be a great character that we wanted, but a part of the story we didn’t realize was there?  And giving the Falcon a personality that is fused with this amazing character played by Phoebe I think does actually enrich the other movies in a way that I’m excited about.

What do you all think about L3-37's connection to the Millennium Falcon and this fun little detail that connects it to Empire?

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