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In Star Wars: The Last Jedi there is going to be a First Order Super Star Destroyer. However, it isn’t like the ones we saw during the Empire’s era. The First Order Super Star Destroyer is huge, yes, but is just a triangle-shaped wedge. The classic Super Star Destroyer was a wedge with a city built on it in no uncertain terms. This is just a gigantic huge wedge, solid, and dark. I speculate this is the main command ship of the First Order in The Last Jedi. It appears Finn will end up on this ship as part of his mission.
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Finn has a pretty big adventure. As we discussed a few weeks back on the podcast, Finn wears a First Order officer’s uniform in the movie. We think the Tom Hardy sequence (a bit where Hardy plays a stormtrooper) might play out slightly different than we once thought. The gist is that a stormtrooper that used to know Finn slaps his ass; knowing him back when he was FN-2187, the trooper clearly doesn’t know what actually happened on Starkiller Base. We were told Finn was undercover in the sequence and we figured the trooper thought Finn was undercover too, hence their unusual interaction. However, knowing he wears this uniform, we now think there’s a solid chance the trooper is congratulating Finn on his promotion within the First Order itself, not congratulating him for becoming a Resistance infiltrator as we first interpreted the information. Seems risky to tease a superior but stormtroopers have never been the smartest dudes in the galaxy.
Lumberjack Nick did a sketch of what Finn might look like:
This Super Star Destroyer might be the ship Finn and Kelly Marie Tran’s character appear to plant explosives on. Concept art depicted the ship above a red world (which we wrote about here) which makes us think that could potentially be the main world of the First Order post-Starkiller Base. Snoke is supposed to travel around via a mobile command base so it is hard to say if he’s actually there. After the First Order’s defeat at the Starkiller Base and with more training for Kylo Ren on the horizon, perhaps he changed his security protocols?
More on the The Last Jedi soon!