It’s not as weighty as, “may the force be with you,” but it is arguably just as famous. Princess Leia tells Solo she loves him at a tense moment in “The Empire Strikes Back” and he says, “I know.”
The surprise response still makes people laugh. A reference to the line is in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Lando tells Han Solo he hates him, and Han flips it up and says, “I know.”
Leia’s Ship Is Called the Raddus
Leia commands The Raddus in “The Last Jedi,” and it was given that name for a special reason. It harks back to the time a Mon Calamari named Raddus took a serious risk to support the Resistance’s fight against The First Order. He was a commander during the Battle of Scarif in “Rogue One.”
Admiral Raddus bravely acquired the plans of the Death Star. He even left retirement to join the cause and it was Leia who convinced him.
The Millennium Falcon’s Radar Dish
By the time of “The Rise of Skywalker,” the Resistance ship appears to have its original, round radar dish intact. It came as a surprise because the dish had been ripped off the ship the time Lando piloted it into the second Death Star. That dish was replaced with a rectangular radar dish. In “The Last Jedi,” however, that dish is torn off the Millennium Falcon as well.
As it turns out, that dish was replaced with an exact replica of the original radar dish. It’s almost like visual effects were simplifying by repurposing Falcon effects for “The Rise of Skywalker.”
“Let the Wookiee Win”
C-3PO says it to R2-D2 who is engaged with Chewbacca in a game of Dejarik—a holographic board game comparable to chess. R2-D2’s move takes out Chewie’s yellow dude with a body slam by a large green lizard. The Wookiee roars and Han Solo warns the droids that Chewie may rip out someone’s arms for beating him at Dejarik.
In “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” the Wookiee gets beat by the same move. He roars and tries to wipe the holographic figures off the board. His opponent, this time, does not let the Wookie win.
A Strip of White Duct Tape Is Spotted on a Stormtrooper’s Armor
“Star Wars” was put together on a relatively low budget, at least compared with the sequels and prequels. Cost-saving measures are often cited in “A New Hope.”
A piece of duct tape used for holding together the armor of a stormtrooper is caught in this freeze-frame moment when Leia is captured.