As if Thursday’s new trailer for December 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens wasn’t enough, Japanese airline ANA have risked sending Star Wars fans’ mental equilibrium into a galaxy far, far away by launching a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner painted like beep-talking robot R2-D2.
OK, it’d look lame next to the Millennium Falcon or Death Star – and why they didn’t go for a Chewbacca design is beyond us – but if you saw a plane daubed STAR WARS in that unmistakeable font, gliding into an airport near you? Well, we defy you to not start with the DUM, DUUUM, DUM, DUM, DUM, DUUUM, DUM (that’s the theme tune, dummy).
The jet is scheduled to start flying later this year on international routes (that’s international, not intergalactic). Whether the cabin crew uniform will run with an Ewok–Princess Leia theme is unconfirmed. Aviation fans note: ANA have now covered both war and peace – their “Pokémon Peace Jet” appeared in 2011.
May the g-force be with you…
Header image courtesy of ANA.