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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Beware, Jedi and Padawans alike, the following article contains possible *SPOILERS* Oh, and if you’re a Sith, um…this is not the article you’re looking for. Shoo!

Okay, so I know I’m a little behind the curve. Between the holidays, work, and moving to my new home, this one slipped under my radar- but I think it deserves some further analysis:

Indie Revolver exclusively revealed some more concept art for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on New Year’s Day. A great way to start the year, if you ask me, since 2015 will be ending with the premiere of Episode VII. The image in question showed a new take on the classic TIE Fighter from the original trilogy.

Behold!

While many folks will focus on the cool new design, which reveals a more brick sh*t house version of the original TIE, what’s really notable are those blurry little red figures in front of it.

Now, bare with me, as I’ve actually avoided all *SPOILER* content for this film up until now- yes, even the stuff posted by my brethren here on Latino-Review. So this may line up with another old rumor or spoiler, and I just don’t know it, since I want to go into The Force Awakens as fresh as possible in December. But what’s worth pointing out about those little red-hooded bastards is that in the original trilogy, they were almost always only seen when they were in the service of…Emperor Palpatine. These Imperial Guards were the equivalent of the Empire’s Special Forces- a cut way above the average stormtrooper.

This all implies that the Empire is very much alive and well, and that there will definitely be a new Emperor-like figure.

I typically check out the Comments section of my posts, but I won’t be this time as some of you may know much more in the Spoiler Department than I do, and I want to avoid them at all costs. Sorry if this is a big “Duh” for some of you. I just thought it was an interesting topic to cover. That ship looks pretty damn cool, eh?

SOURCE: Indie Revolver

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.