While plot points and script details are leaking out about Star Wars Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams is is continuing to entice fans with his subtle yet brilliant teases. The newest tease comes from another video plugging Force for Change. While Abrams is informing viewers on what they can do to earn a chance to go to an early screening of Episode VII, the camera slowly pans back to reveal an iconic ship from the Star Wars mythos. You know what? Why don’t you just take a look for yourself.
First the Millennium Falcon, now an X-Wing fighter? Abrams is bringing back all the old school star fighters! My money is on a Tie Fighter reveal coming soon. Maybe we’ll even get a Y-Wing at some point. I’ll take these ships over a Naboo star fighter or Jedi star fighter any day!
That being said, what is it doing here? Don’t get me wrong, the X-Wing is a versatile ship, but it’s been 30 years since Return of the Jedi. You’d think that newer models would have come out during that time. Are things really so bad in a galaxy far, far away that they’re still relying on ships that are three decades old? Or is this just an X-Wing that Luke has stored away that he likes to pilot when he’s yearning for the old days. Also, it’s worth pointing out that this isn’t exactly the X-Wings from the original trilogy. The engines in the back are lower down, and there doesn’t seem to be a slot for an astromech droid. Maybe the Incom Corporation decided not to fix what isn’t broken and has only made slight adjustments to the sleek fighter over the past three decades. It’s helped blow up two Death Stars, after all.
Oh, and there’s also that little mouse droid that passes by in the video. Do those things have served a purpose? All I’ve ever wanted to do to one of them is kick them like a soccer ball.