Star Wars: The Force Awakens Cast Fly On R2-D2 Jet

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(Photo: Lucasfilm, Alberto E. Rodriguez of Getty Images)

The R2-D2 Jet carried a special cargo to London on Tuesday, as the cast, crew, and other Lucasfilm employees boarded it together for a flight from LA to London for the European premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Lupita Nyong'o, and more all took flight on the specially-themed R2-D2 ANA Jet from Japan's largest airline. Coincidentally, the flight on the Japanese airplane by the Star Wars cast took off right around when a special aired on ESPN talking about the Japanese roots of Star Wars sword fighting.

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(Photo: Lucasfilm, Alberto E. Rodriguez of Getty Images)

When asked what it was like to see and ride on a plane bearing his likeness, R2-D2 said, "Bweeoooooo. Bee boo ba dee boop."

Oh, and if you're wondering, yes, you can watch all six episodes of Star Wars so far on the plane's entertainment system.