Disclaimer: I think it goes without saying that if you donâ€™t wish to be spoiled about potential battle details that could take place in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you shouldnâ€™t have clicked on this piece. However, if by some miracle you still have, this is your final warning.
Every single Star Wars film has its own list of pressures to overcome. Star Wars: The Force Awakens had to follow up one of the most beloved trilogies of all time, in addition to making up for atrocities created by franchise creator George Lucas in his prequel trilogy. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had to set the foundation for all other standalone Star Wars stories to come, and was an experiment to see if the films could exist outside of the main saga. Now, the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi has perhaps the toughest task yet: measuring up to The Empire Strikes Back.
Thatâ€™s no small order. The Empire Strikes Back is widely regarded as the strongest entry in the entire franchise, so no matter how good this next film is, it will likely never be able to measure up. Fans will likely compare the films from now until the end of time. Well, if these new rumors from Making Star Wars are any indication, they may even have more to compare. If youâ€™ll recall, one of the big set piece of the film was an attack on the Rebellionâ€™s Hoth base. The new report seems to indicate a similar type of battle.
According to the report, there is a new planet called â€œCreteâ€ (this may be a codename), and early reports describe it as â€œMars with snow on it,â€ but itâ€™s unclear whether the snow is snow or salt. Regardless, it looks like the Resistance has a base there, and the resources they mine from the planet also serve as a source for funds for them.
Apparently, the First Order launches an attack on them with â€œHeavy Assault Walkersâ€ rumored to be called AT-4Xs, and they apparently very much resemble â€œapes.â€ This is supposedly the big set piece for the film. In the battle scene, the walkers are attacked by B-wings, and there are rumors of Resistance ships dropping some of the gems from the planet onto the walkers and sending the toppling.
Itâ€™s not quite clear when this battle will take place, but if it does so near the front end of the film, you can rest assured that some of The Empire Strikes Back comparisons will continue to happen.
What do you think? Will you be looking forward to this scene of B-wings against the gorilla-like walkers? Let us know in the comments down below.
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Source: Making Star Wars