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The One Detail You Missed About THE LAST JEDI’s Star Destroyer!

It’s hard to believe, but the next installment in the Star Wars saga—The Last Jedi—is less than four months away and we still haven’t seen a new trailer. That’s an unusual amount of restraint out of Lucasfilm and Disney, but that intentional drought of content may be coming to an end soon. It’s probably not a coincidence that The Last Jedi‘s Porgs, toys, and even Star Destroyers have been thrust into the spotlight. But there may be more to the First Order’s fearsome ships than we initially believed. Today’s Nerdist News is consulting the Jedi Holocron for details about what it could mean for The Last Jedi!

There are potential spoilers ahead for Star Wars: The Last Jedi! It’s not yet time for the Jedi to end, so you may want to avoid this theory. You’ve been warned!

Join host and Hammerhead Corvette pilot, Jessica Chobot, as she takes a look at the next generation of First Order technology: the AT-M6 walker and the Dreadnought warship. While the AT-M6 is definitely a step up from the classic AT-AT models, the Dreadnought dwarfs the biggest Star Destroyers from the original trilogy. It’s a massive creation, but it may also be hiding a key detail in plain sight. In a new interview with StarWars.com, Lucasfilm Design Supervisor Kevin Jenkins revealed that The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson specifically requested that the new battleship have a flat surface with gun turrets on it.

Admittedly, it’s a cool design. But if Johnson framed the flat surface as a function of the story, then it seems likely that the Resistance will be making the first live-action space walk in the franchise’s history. Until now, only characters on Star Wars‘ animated series have attempted to go out into space with just a life support space suit. We’d also guess that this spacewalk is something Finn and his new friends will be heavily involved in. Perhaps the only way to destroy the Dreadnought is send a team under the ship to sabotage it.

What do you think about our Dreadnought theory? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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