It should be pretty clear by now that The First Order are pretty big fans of the defunct Galactic Empire. Kylo Ren almost literally worships Darth Vader and promises to finish what his grandfather started, they built their own version of the Death Star, and their ships mimic the same designs of the TIE fighters and Star Destroyers of old.
In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the homages will continue, and the First Order will prove again that they’re capable of building things that dwarf the Empire’s creations.
Among the biggest releases on Force Friday II this week were two new interactive droids from Sphero, and those droids were helped along by a new interactive app complete with Star Wars learning tools. Users have already begun browsing through the app like crazy to learn its secrets, and so we have already unearthed this intriguing bit of news: Supreme Leader Snoke has his own version of a Super Star Destroyer.
The Supremacy, the first and only Mega-Class Star Destroyer in the First Order fleet, is Snoke’s flagship. Like every other First Order ship we’ve seen so far, it bears a resemblance to an Imperial ship in that it maintains the arrowhead design of the original Star Destroyers, but there’s a more horizontally elongated look happening here. The Supremacy has more of a wingspan than other ships, opting for width rather than length. What it lacks in that classic dart-like shape, though, it more than makes up for in size.
So, how big is it? According to the app, it’s 60 kilometers long (I’m assuming that refers to the side-to-side length and not the bow-to-stern length). That’s 20 times larger than Kylo Ren’s flagship from The Force Awakens and more than three times larger than Darth Vader’s Super Star Destroyer flagship from The Empire Strikes Back. Why so huge? Well, this isn’t just a battleship. It’s also the mobile command center of the Order, which means it’s likely where Snoke was projecting his hologram from in the last film. It’s also so huge that it can harbor and repair smaller ships and even build new ones.
All of that makes The Supremacy sound like the nerve center of the First Order in a way that even Starkiller Base wasn’t, and it really makes you wonder if the Resistance is about to try and stage a mission to blow this monstrosity up. We’ll find out soon enough.
Check out the Supremacy in all its glory thanks to these screencaps:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters December 15.