J.J. Abrams, director of the 2015 film Star Wars Episode VII, has released awesome footage on Twitter that gives an extremely close-up tour of the iconic and battle-worn Millennium Falcon that includes a clever Batman Easter egg at the end.
To understand why Abrams hid a miniature and camouflaged version of the Dark Knight’s Tumbler vehicle on the bottom of the Millennium Falcon, we have to go back a couple of months when Zack Snyder, director of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film, tweeted a devilish photo of Superman (Henry Cavill) holding a lightsaber. The image sparked a fun Twitter discussion between Abrams and Snyder.
Here are the previous Star Wars and Batman-themed tweets between both directors:
Case closed. pic.twitter.com/fVyENoksFp
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) September 13, 2014
THE C3PED CRUSADER @ZackSnyder pic.twitter.com/wh0m6GF15p
— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) August 8, 2014
BATMAN & R2BIN @bad_robot pic.twitter.com/yWPmGPKJ3f
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) August 2, 2014
— ZackSnyder (@ZackSnyder) July 24, 2014
via Andrew Reiner