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Kylo Ren's ship in Star Wars: The Last Jedi revealed

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Lucas Siegel
Jul 19, 2017

In this week's episode of The Star Wars Show (now nominated for an Emmy! Congrats!), they explored the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge model at D23 with some new comments from the Imagineers behind the new Star Wars themed land, but they also started things off with a bombshell reveal: Kylo Ren's new custom First Order TIE fighter from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The new ship is called a TIE Silencer, an apt name for a ship that belongs to a Force user with a vicious temper and a signature move that freezes people in place. The basic design of the vehicle is that of a boxier, slicker take on Darth Vader's famous TIE interceptor, with similar split "wings" that extend long past the cockpit pod. The thinner design to it, however, again seems to reflect Kylo Ren's (overly) aggressive nature. This looks like a ship that flies fast and powerfully into any action it might see.

For tech specs fans, the Star Wars Show came through: this is the Sienar Jaemus TIE/VN Space Superiority Fighter - right there in the name you see how it was designed to be stronger and faster than other ships, and its dimensions see it at 12.329 ft. tall, 24.990 ft. wide, and 47.180 ft long/deep.

Aside from the 3D model fly-around, one screenshot of the TIE Silencer being flown in battle, with a pair of TIE fighters behind it (again, mimicking Vader's own flying formations), was shown. Interestingly, it looks like the TIE fighter to the left of the Silencer has some kind of modified cannon on it - the First Order has been making some upgrades!

You'll see Adam Driver as Kylo Ren piloting this awesome new ship in Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it hits theaters December 15, 2017. You'll also probably see at least a couple of Hasbro toys, a build-a-model, and a LEGO form of this ship sometime soon, because, yeah. Star Wars makes da money. Check out the video and gallery below for in-depth looks at the vehicle.

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