With the new Star Wars set 30 years into the future, we didn’t really know if we’d get the same feel of movie with the rebels and empire fighting or anything else like the originals. The only comparison so far is that the original big 3 are making their way back to the galaxy far, far away – until today.
Some weeks back, Episode VII Director J.J. Abrams released a video to support and promote the Star Wars: A Force for Change campaign. It just so happened that that video was on set of the new movie with doe lively props in the background giving us our first look at the new movie. He has taken to the camera again for the campaign, this time unveiling one of the more loved and popular things of Star Wars – the Rebel X-Wing Fighter! Check out the video and image of the new X-Wing with a side by side shot of the ship from the originals.
As you can see, it does look a little updated and different from the originals. The obvious changes are the blue streak instead of red and the two bigger engines instead of having two on each side. Many have been speculating saying it looks very similar to the ‘Z-95 Headhunter’ from the Extended Star War Universe, but the official Star Wars Twitter page put that to rest earlier today.
Someone else brought this to my attention asking that if it’s been years of peace following the take down of the empire in Return of the Jedi, then why is the ship so dirty? Wouldn’t it look a little more polished than battle worn? Might be reaching, but something to keep in mind.
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to a galaxy near you on December 18th, 2015. Directed by J.J. Abrams starring the originals Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels alongside newcomers Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Peter Mayhew, John Boyega, Max von Sydow, Daisy Ridley, Luptia Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie.