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In the final scene from The Last Jedi, we see a boy, Temiri Blagg (aka "Broom Boy") look up into the starry night sky. He witnesses a streak of light occur high in the heavens, but I always thought this was simply a shooting star.

However, I was reading a review of the film's soundtrack when the writer stated:

One of the children (...) looks up to see the Millennium Falcon go to light speed

Which leads me to wonder, do we know for sure what that was?
Was it a shooting star? The Millennium Falcon? Some other ship? etc.


Video footage of the scene in question (best quality I could find):

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    Nice music and promotional tie-in, I can't say I wouldn't do it if I had the video and music cut. I guess it is a ship going to lightspeed. – Mark Rogers Jan 22 '18 at 3:06
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    It was Hope :-p – Shreedhar Jan 22 '18 at 9:22
  • @shreedhar a new hope? – user13267 Jan 22 '18 at 16:31
  • Are you sure it wasn't a bird? Or a plane? – Machavity Jan 23 '18 at 15:31
  • we do not know what ship it was, but it was clearly a ship. at 1:04 the bright light is semi-stationary and then a second later shoots off. While we do not know if it is the Falcon, we do know it is a ship. Nice catch, I thought it was a shooting star the first time I saw it as well. – Odin1806 Jan 23 '18 at 17:20
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It was a ship

We can tell this because it follows the pattern of slow acceleration followed by snapping off quickly. If it was a shooting star, it would have been a consistent speed.

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  • +1 - I agree, we do not know what ship it was, but it was clearly a ship. at 1:04 the bright light is semi-stationary and then a second later shoots off. While we do not know if it is the Falcon, we do know it is a ship. – Odin1806 Jan 23 '18 at 17:19
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As far as I'm aware, there's no canon confirmation yet (however, color me unsurprised if this idea is indeed confirmed in the novelization due out in March).

I tried to search for an answer in interviews, but it has seemingly not yet been addressed.


However, the idea does make sense insofar as Episode VII had similar imagery and symbolism (e.g., Kylo Ren watching the Starkiller ray passing by; then people at Maz's seeing the resulting explosion; you should probably also count Forceback where Rey sees what seems her parents' ship flying away from Jakku).

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    I've re-read your answer but I still don't understand what you're trying to say. I think there may be a few words missing or something, especially in the 2nd half. Ex: "the idea does make sense" what idea? etc. – RedCaio Jan 23 '18 at 2:03
  • @RedCaio - the idea that it was Millenium Falcon. We can't prove it but it does make sense, being inline with existing prior artistic approaches – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jan 23 '18 at 15:52

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