Disney's D23 Expo unleashed a torrent of new announcements and reveals for some of the biggest properties from the House of Mouse, but there was a special treat for Star Wars fans at the event in the form of a look at the production of the newest film.
The behind-the-scenes video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was packed with a ton of new details hinting at the direction of the latest movie, but eagle-eyed fans might have noticed that a classic starship would be returning in the new film.
While they were only a blink-and-you'll-miss-it blur in the initial trailer, the A-Wing was confirmed to be making a return in the featurette. It was shown in two distinct shots, and based on the trailer the fan-favorite ship will likely feature heavily in the new film's space battles.
The first shot took place at the :56 second mark of the video, when an explosion takes place in a Resistance hangar containing an X-Wing and two A-Wings.
The second shot occurs at 2:13, showing the flames engulf the A-Wing as a pilot sits in the cockpit.
Both of these takes are likely featured in the same scene, but given the footage shown in the trailer the A-Wing will likely dole out as much damage as it takes.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.
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