The Empire Strikes Back is still regarded as one of the greatest sequels in cinematic history for a myriad of reasons. Not only did it build on the success of the original, but it introduced some iconic new faces, landscapes and machines courtesy of the Imperial AT-AT Walkers. They would once again emerge for The Return of the Jedi for a short spell, The Force Awakens and even Rogue One.
Yet for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi installment, these lumbering killing machines are said to be given a modern makeover akin to the Batmobile in The Dark Knight. According to Making Star Wars, it will have the aesthetics of Kong to be more robust around the terrain.
"From the front it resembles a gorilla with its front arms firmly planted on the ground," they say. "It has a high back that slants down towards the rear. The front legs also have a tiny cross-bar type deal that allows its front legs to kind of scoop go forward and then scoop back. In the very brief moment I saw a demonstration of the walking motion, it had a very different rhythm and pace from the classic AT-AT. If I'm not being clear, this thing is a mechanized AT-AT gorilla."
Celebrity Cameo For Episode 8 Revealed
With iconic filmmaker Christopher Nolan making a short cameo for Rogue One alongside Simon Pegg and James Bond's own Daniel Craig as a Storm Trooper for The Force Awakens, another pop culture identity will emerge for 2017's blockbuster. This week it would be singer Gary Barlow who told the press that he has a small role.
The "Take That" member confirmed that he won't have much screen time. But, unlike his compatriot and Sky Fall star, you will recognize him if you are familiar with the 90s U.K. boy band group. "I'm not a Stormtrooper, but I am in it," he outlined. "You can see my face."
Rogue One Gets Retro VHS Treatment
These fan creations on YouTube are always a timely reminder of how far the entertainment business has come since the 1980s and even 90s. Now Damien Kazan has filtered Rogue One: A Star Wars Story through the vintage prism of VHS with a gritty trailer without any of the bells and whistles provided by HD or Blu-ray.
The official trailer for The Last Jedi is expected to drop around mid-April time but until they time we can enjoy the retro stylings of the 2016 edition. Studio's certainly don't make trailers like they used to.