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Star Wars: Episode IX Might Feature a T-65 X-wing

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by SWNN Probe, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    WARNING: Unconfirmed but potential spoilers ahead!

    Some new leaked images of Star Wars: Episode IX have revealed that a pair of iconic ships from the original trilogy era might be returning, and one of them may have belonged to Luke Skywalker.





    In a set of images snagged by Redditor Sethodine, there are a series of completed and dismantled ship props for Episode IX: one for the body of an Incom T-65 X-wing starfighter and one for what appears to be a fully-intact RZ-1 A-wing interceptor. Both of these ships appear to be based on the original trilogy designs as opposed to the updated, sleeker ship models seen often in the sequel trilogy.



    Unfortunately, the gallery that Sethodine posted has been deleted, but we can confirm that there were images of an X-wing and an A-wing in the set that was originally posted below:



    [embed]http://reddit.com/r/StarWarsLeaks/comments/av2thm/here_are_all_the_pics_i_managed_to_get/[/embed]



    Thankfully, someone on Instagram named Bespin Bulletin shared a backup set here.



    Given that the iconic red stripe of the T-65 X-wing is commonly associated with Luke Skywalker, some fans are making a connection that the old-school X-wing is the one that belonged to him. It should be noted, however, that source books have confirmed that the ship that crashed into the waters of Ahch-To was his original X-wing, so this most likely means this ship will only be appearing in flashbacks, or that Luke had another X-wing, which isn't necessarily impossible, since he left one on Cloud City.



    Additionally, Making Star Wars mentioned they received a tip about a specific X-wing and connected it to Luke appearing on a particular set. However, they were unsure if it was the X-wing seen in Return of the Jedi or a newer model.

    Today's evidence certainly points to the ship being the one seen in Return of the Jedi. It seems as though Star Wars: Episode IX is setting itself up to be a love letter to the history of the franchise, and that makes us all the more excited to figure out what else will be included in the defining chapter of this story.



    Star Wars: Episode IX will be released on December 20, 2019.



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    FYI None of those links work. I had to copy the reddit link and lucky someone else had those pictures posted.
     
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    Kinda cool, but I really want to see new designs. Newer versions of what we love. New designs all together from systems that are answering the call to assist the Resistance. Thats what I really want to see.
     
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    I betcha Rey pulled that xwing out of the sea and repaired it over the past year.
     
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    Do we really think this is one that belonged to Luke? Just playing devil's advocate here but couldn't there be hundreds of old model x-wings around with red stripes? Yes I know the red would indicated it is the "Red" squadron, but there had to have been more Red squadrons after ROTJ.

    Don't get me wrong I love the idea of seeing these again, but making the stretch that it was some how Luke's, I don't know..... I think we need to get over the idea that everything connects.

    BTW, the A-Wing is awesome! Can't wait to see that thing zipping around a space battle.
     
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    I think it would be great if the resistance is just gathering anything that has wings to get a new fleet, no matter how old it is.
    I would like them to use everything from PT, OT and ST that can be found and integrate that. How would they get money for new ships anyway.
     
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    MSW reported on their podcast that they heard Rey had Luke’s X-Wing helmet

    While it could be any X-Wing I think JJ is probably going nostalgia heavy and there is a good chance they make the X-Wing Luke’s
     
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    M question is that. Will Luke's X-Wing still be able to keep up with the newer ships? Essentially Ray will be flying F-15 Eagle while Poe and the current fleet will be flying the new F-22.
     
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    I also predict that if no new designs that Star Wars merchandise will suffer again like it did TLJ. Biggest reason merchandise didnt do as well is because nearly all of it had been seen before.
     
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