Empire magazine has begun to reveal some of their “The Last Jedi” coverage today from their latest issue that hits newsstands and subscribers this week, and features two very cool holographic covers.
The first bit of new “The Last Jedi” info to come out of Empire’s issues has to deal with Poe Dameron’s X-Wing, where not only do we get a cool new image of his ship, but details on how it is the fastest X-Wing in the resistance!
Here are the details on Poe’s improved X-Wing from Empire:
The X-Wing (an Incom-FreiTek T-70, to be precise) has, according to Rian Johnson, been specially modified by Resistance engineers, with a temporary accelerator pod affixed to the aft section. According to The Last Jedi director, the pod, when primed, increases Dameron’s speed, allowing him to outrun First Order cannon emplacements. It’s just a temporary boost and will burn out quickly but it’s enough to get beyond the barrage of turbo laser fire from First Order Star Destroyers such as the one depicted in the image.
Hopefully more new info and images from “The Last Jedi” will be revealed throughout the week from Empire, so stay tuned!