With the parks origins reaching back a number of years, and Star Wars big screen projects taking a number of years to design, construct and film, it’s not entirely unexpected that the original director of Episode IX Colin Trevorrow would have a small part in Galaxy’s Edge.

A great bit of investigative work here from Steven Weintraub at Collider, Trevorrow explains his part in Galaxy’s Edge, in this case what is an entirely new vehicle, but one with a fascinating history.

COLLIDER: When you were coming up with the ship, was it part of a sequence you had been working on or was it I’ll come up with a ship and then we can find a way to make it fit in the movie?

TREVORROW: It was part of an upgraded First Order fleet. An armed troop transport—the equivalent of a Blackhawk stealth helicopter. We wanted it to evoke memories of earlier ships while still being its own thing. If you look at the elements, it’s kind of a hybrid of designs from VII and VIII, with some familiar elements from OT Tie Fighters like Vader’s Advanced x1. There’s a lot of history in it.

Point your lasers to Collider for the full article.

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