With “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” set to debut, we got to thinking about what kind of modern vehicle each Star Wars character would drive if they lived on Earth today. We had several great ideas to choose from but narrowed it down to one vehicle that would be perfect for each character. Check it out:
Han Solo - Beat up 1967 Mustang - Rugged and not afraid to get dirty. “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.”
R2D2 - White and blue Mini Cooper - Smart, but quirky and unique. Even looks like him.
C3PO - Gold Aston Martin DB5 - Iconic, but not exactly made for the desert, or adventures of any kind.
Darth Vader - Custom black Mayback Exelero - Jay-Z has one, and he and Darth Vader are pretty much the same person.
Luke Skywalker - Ford Bronco - Luke drives several cars, but this is what he’d likely use to blast womp rats in Beggar’s Canyon back home.
Boba Fett - 1982 Pontiac Trans Am - As a bounty hunter, Boba Fett needs to be stealthy and fast. He also did not have a lot of money left over after he bought his jet pack.
Obi Wan Kenobi - Tan 1950s Cadillac - A classic old man car that even looks like a Landspeeder.
Princess Leia - White Range Rover - Classic, elegant, and built to handle most tasks.
Yoda - Green Ducati 900SS - Doesn’t look like much, but don’t underestimate it. “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmmm?”
Kylo Ren - Mazda Miata - More affordable than a Ferrari and to be honest, he’s not cool enough for one anyway.
Rey - 1992 Jeep Wrangler YJ - Rey doesn’t follow the path most traveled. She needs something she can rely on out on her own.
Finn - Audi A3 - Finn escapes the confines of the traditional company car.
Poe Dameron - 2017 Dodge Hellcat - When you’re racing to help your friends, you want to get there as fast as possible.
Supreme Leader Snoke - Black Rolls Royce limo - It was this or an evil version of the popemobile.
BB8 - Fiat 500 - BB8 needs something small and maneuverable that can help it escape bad situations fast.
Captain Phasma - Lifted Silver 2017 F-350 - Intimidating, flashy, and built to haul. She puts the First Order on her back and in her truck.
What do you think? Did we get it right?
We put a lot of thought into this and had several different options for each one. For Han Solo, we thought right away that he should have a Mustang. Not a fancy new 2018 one though, that's just not his style. He would go with an old '67 Mustang that has been through hundreds of races and maybe even a few crashes. Han's also made a lot of special modifications himself on the Millennium Falcon, which is something he'd be able to do with a Mustang as well. Our second choice for Han was going to be the RV from Spaceballs.
R2D2 and C3PO were a little easier. For a robot that prides himself on his flawless etiquette, C3PO would drive a car that would accent his personality and his accent.
Darth Vader had several options, all of them black. A stretch limo might do the job, as well as just about any BMW. But the custom Black Maybach Exelero that Jay-Z drives was a perfect fit for Luke Skywalker's father.
Speaking of Luke... his was the most difficult. He's one of the most important characters, but not very flashy or over-the-top. He's considered an "Everyman" type of character, so we considered having him drive an F-150 since that's the most popular vehicle in the US. However, we went with an old Bronco that he could wreck while driving through the rugged terrain of Beggar's Canyon.
Boba Fett was another tough one but seemed to look good in a 1982 Pontiac Trans AM. Fett isn't flashy, and one would think that some of his specialized armor and jetpack would cost a lot of money. Also, he’d probably prefer to blend in more with his surroundings.
Obi Wan's 1950's Cadillac looks just like a landspeeder. Princess Leia would be traveling in style given her status among the Rebels. Yoda could have also been a smart car, but he'd still need a booster seat for it. We went with a Ducati 900ss that doesn’t look like much but is quite powerful.
Kylo Ren could have been a black BMW 7 series or a 2014 Dodge Durango since the tail lights look just like him. But since he is more of a child than leader we decided he would drive something that wants to be a sports car but isn’t quite.
Given where Rey was living, it makes sense that she would drive a pickup or SUV of some sort. An older Jeep Wrangler seemed like a good fit for her personality. It can get her where she needs to go on Jakku and is nice and airy for those hot desert days.
Finn is driving an Audi A3 which is breaking the mold of the traditional company cars, similar to his escape from the First Order.
Since Poe Dameron is an amazing pilot and always racing to help his friends, it would only be fitting that he drives a car that has over 700 horsepower.
Snoke was another tough one and could have gone with several different black cars just like Vadar. Since he has potentially more power and is running the show, the Rolls Royce Limo was our best option.
So what did we get right? What did we get wrong? Let us know in the comments and make sure you share with all your Star Wars fans and car buffs!