There’s been disturbances in the Force for quite awhile now about Kylo Ren flying a starfighter not unlike the special ship piloted by his granddaddy Darth Vader. And now, there’s the first glimpse of that ship in action. It’s called the Tie Silencer, perhaps because it is very very quiet, or perhaps because it shuts people up.
On Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly dropped enough new Last Jedi news to fill a space cruiser. Among the many revelations — including space nuns — was a good look at Kylo “Don’t Call Me Solo” Ren’s new ride. The silencer was flanked by a regular TIE Fighter, which EW referred to as “expendable.” Perhaps if First Order didn’t view most of its employees as expendable, then it’s possible those same people wouldn’t feel moved to defect and become “big deals” in the Resistance. Then again, Kylo Ren probably doesn’t have time for HR issues like that when he’s flying around his sick Tie Silencer.
EW also revealed a new shot of a casino on the planet Canto Bright. There are some new cool-looking spiked-spaceships on the landing pads, which apparently have a new backstory, too. There was also the first offical shot of the all-red Praetorian Guards, who presumably, will guard Supreme Leader Snoke.
All in all, the new photos from The Last Jedi convey one message: the film is big. Where The Force Awakens seemed to take place in a few locations, The Last Jedi seems to be filling out the details of the galaxy with more variety. There’s a variety of different palettes and thematic imagery working in these photos, so much so, that it’s hard to believe all of this stuff will be in the same movie.
The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.