Poe Dameron’s Upgraded X-Wing in Star Wars: The Last Jedi confirmed!

Empire magazine’s The Last Jedi coverage has begun, and we get a sneak peek at Captain Poe Dameron’s upgraded X-wing (which Jason briefly mentioned here).

Poe Dameron new X-wing The Last Jedi

The new edition features a thruster on the back engine of the vehicle, as Rian Johnson describes:

“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.”

The brand new issue of Empire magazine featuring Luke Skywalker and Rey on the cover will hit newsstands this Thursday!

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