Leaked concept art could reveal new TIE fighter from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Jan 5, 2015, 12:33 PM EST

We’re starved for legit intel on J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and a new leaked piece of concept art could reveal a souped-up new TIE fighter.

The image comes via Indie Revolver, which has a decent record of breaking Star Wars stories as of late. Take it with a grain of salt, of course, but it could certainly be real. Their report proposes it could be related to the Emperor, or a part of the Empire’s Special Forces, but that’s all just speculation. Regardless, it looks extremely cool.

Here’s an excerpt from their description of the alleged leak:

These new TIEs resemble the classic TIE Fighter, with their vertical wings and central cockpit. The foreground ship has some departures though. It’s got extra engines between the cockpit (which has an extra row of windows) and the wings (which have elongated top panels). It appears to be a much roomier vessel with a large gangplank that descends from the rear of the ship to the ground; presumably the Imperial Guards at attention in front of the ship travel inside along with its pilot.

Now, without further ado, check out the sketch below and let us know what you think. Is it legit? Do you want it to be legit?

(Via Indie Revolver)