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It's not a Z-95 Headhunter

Star Wars fans are keeping a close eye on any developments concerning the upcoming episodes, likely making sure there aren't any huge mistakes approaching (i.e., Jar Jar Binks-like characters and a terrible-looking CGI Yoda). Thankfully, some good news has been revealed.
 
JJ Abrams, director of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, recently showed off an X-Wing starfighter from the set of the new movie. This is great news for die-hard fans hoping to see bits and pieces from the original trilogy. 
 
There was originally some discussion about the starfighter looking like a Z-95 Headhunter, but the official Star Wars Twitter page confirmed that it's an X-Wing:



 
Further confirmation was provided with this follow-up tweet:



The X-Wing is an important fighter that was partially responsible for the destruction of two Death Stars.
 
Disney bought Lucasfilm Ltd. -- the studio responsible for Star Wars -- for $4.05 billion USD in October 2012. At that time, it was also announced that Disney started working on the new Star Wars trilogy, beginning with "Episode 7." The new episode is due out in 2015, and Episodes 8 and 9 will shortly follow. According to Disney, the new trilogy will follow Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo beyond Return of the Jedi, which was the third film in the original trilogy (but is chronologically the sixth film in the franchise).
 
In March 2013, it was announced that Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford (the original Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Episodes IV-VI) would resume their roles in the upcoming trilogy made by Disney. 
 
The rest of the cast was announced in April 2014, which included Peter Mayhew as "Chewbacca", Anthony Daniels as "C-3PO" and Kenny Baker as "R2-D2". 
 
You can check out Abrams' update here, where he also discusses a chance to be in the new film and give away an advanced screening in the winner's hometown with 20 friends. 

Sources: YouTube, Twitter





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