Poe Dameron may have lost his black X-Wing in The Last Jedi, but The Rise of Skywalker has given him a new X-Wing with BB-8’s orange and white colors. We haven’t seen the ship in the trailers yet, but we do have a new Dolby Cinema exclusive poster pits Poe against the entire Sith Fleet.
Check it out:
I say Sith Fleet because these look to be Original Trilogy era Star Destroyers; the big difference is that they have the red flare on them—all of the ships, by the looks of it.
We don’t have any official description of the Sith Fleet, but rumors suggest that this was a secret army that Palpatine had built while he was still the Emperor. It’s said that Kylo will try to harness the fleet’s power himself, but instead ends up opening a Pandora’s Box, and he now has to team up with Rey to take down a revived Emperor.
Personally I would love a story that no one is able to predict, but with the film supposedly ending a story that spanned 8 films, this kind of callback seems pretty plausible. How funny would it be if Palpatine dies in the first half of the film, and the Sith Fleet was just a small threat? That would probably be devastating to a lot of fans.
Catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker when it hits theaters Dec. 20.