The Star Wars Show has officially revealed two new transport weapons employed by the First Order, both of which owe a large bit of credit to their Imperial predecessors. Check out the video below, with the designs featured around the one minute mark:
First we have the AT-M6 (All Terrain Megacaliber Six), a redesign of the original trilogy’s classic AT-AT model that also features an imposing mounted cannon. Notice that the two front limbs end in knuckled-under feet reminiscent of a Gorilla, hence the long rumored “Gorilla Walker” nickname.
Next is the First Order Dreadnaught, a supersized Imperial Star Destroyer that looks like it is even bigger than Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer. It is rumored this ship will house Emperor Snoke for a large portion of the upcoming episode.
Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran. The film opens Dec. 15