Oops: You can see the Millennium Falcon From ‘Star Wars’ on Google Maps

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Some people use the Force to see the mysteries of the galaxy. Thankfully, the rest of us just have Google Maps.

A man named Kevin Beaumont was checking out satellite images on Google Maps when he came across an interesting discovery at Longcross Studios, a film and TV production facility near London:


That, ladies and gentleman, appears to be the Millennium Falcon, the iconic spaceship from the “Star Wars” movies. Business Insider speculates that it was likely there for filming of “The Last Jedi,” the latest installment in the saga, which is due to hit theaters in December.

Needless to say, Disney has kept a pretty tight lid on filming to ensure spoilers don’t get out. As such, the studio appeared to be trying to hide the Millennium Falcon from view with the use of storage containers. Apparently, they think we all have the deductive powers of storm troopers.

“These are not the shipping containers you’re looking for.”

Even Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, is begging the first fans who see the movie on Dec. 5 to keep the spoilers to themselves and let everyone get a chance to experience it in the theater.

Now, forgetting for a second that some people might find a Millennium Falcon-shaped ring of metal boxes parked at a movie studio suspicious, this plan also neglected to take into account the ever-present eye in the sky. And that’s pretty funny, considering these are people filming a movie in which aircraft play a large role. With more than 1,300 retweets, the secret is definitely out now!

And people’s reactions are pretty darn funny!



Of course, random things popping up on Google Earth and its street view function are nothing new. Sometimes it is hilarious. Sometimes it is sad. Sometimes it is furry.

So if history tells us anything, we can’t stop with the Millennium Falcon. We need to be scanning the grounds at Longcross Studios for all sorts of “Star Wars” stuff. Somebody see if they can find Prince William and Prince Harry.

As for the upcoming release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the various trailers for the new movie are causing an internet sensation!

And if the first full trailer isn’t enough to satisfy your “Star Wars” cravings, you have a wide variety of options to keep you guessing on what happens next to Rey, Luke, Leia and the rest of the gang.

Seems like Rey is as fiesty as Luke was with Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” Will she be the actual last Jedi? Or is there another? Stay tuned until December to find out!

In the meantime, watch this adorable video of parents surprising their kids with a trip to Disney World:


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