With San Diego Comic-Con underway, Lucasfilm has given Star Wars fans something to be very excited about. So far, Disney and Lucasfilm have given us a teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie, featuring our scenes with Luke Skywalker. Yet bigger details about Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and others have been tightly locked away.
However, the studio just unveiled an exclusive look at Kylo Ren’s new TIE Silencer. Check it out below.
Looks familiar, doesn’t it?
That’s because Kylo Ren is following in his grandfather’s footsteps. As EW reports, Ren’s TIE fighter is a variation of the TIE Interceptors from Return of the Jedi. Furthermore, the ship also mirrors several characteristics featured in Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1. We first see this TIE fighter during the events of A New Hope, when Darth Vader tries to stop Luke from blowing up the Death Star.
According to EW, the official description of Ren’s TIE didn’t mention this. Yet, hardcore fans will note the similarities. This, of course, could mean that Ren’s TIE, like Vader’s, also has hyperdrive capabilities. In the closing scenes of A New Hope, we see Vader escaping using this hyperdrive.
The TIE fighter’s design isn’t the only thing echoing Star Wars’s past. Ren’s father, Han Solo, also gets a mention in the description accompanying this new design. Taken from EW:
“Ren is an expert pilot — thanks to skills passed down from his father — which he puts to use in exploiting his ship’s speed and ferocity,” the description reads. “There is no other First Order craft like the TIE silencer, and it is an effective tool in Ren’s mission to destroy the Resistance.”
We’ve already seen how expert a pilot Rey is in this new Star Wars trilogy. With Kylo Ren having these talents too, we’re in for some epic spaceship chases when The Last Jedi hits cinemas in December.