Star Wars R2-D2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Aircraft Revealed

Posted: Apr 17 2015, 9:41am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 17 2015, 9:24pm CDT, in News | Latest Movie News


Star Wars R2-D2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Aircraft Revealed
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Just in time for the release of the second Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, Japanese airlines reveals a Star Wars R2-D2 decked out Airplane.

2015 marks the year Star Wars is coming back in a big way with the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. JJ Abrams said at a Star Wars event yesterday that there will be many reveals throughout the year until the release of the new Star Wars movie in December. There will also be a lot of marketing going on and just in time for the release of the second Force Awakens trailer, Japanese airlines All Nippon Airways revealed an incredible Star Wars R2-D2 Livery for 787-9 Dreamliner Aircraft.

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This marks the first time a Star Wars character will appear on the exterior of a commercial aircraft. The R2-D2 design was unveiled to Star Wars fans today at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.

"We’re excited to be involved in this collaboration with ANA, one of the world's leading 5-star airlines,” said Kayleen Walters, Vice President, Marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. “We’re proud of the innovative R2-D2 design, and we look forward to witnessing the first-ever flight of a passenger aircraft featuring a Star Wars character. We’re confident that Star Wars fans around the world will absolutely love this design."

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ANA『Star Wars Project 』begins with brand new jet....☆http://www.ana-sw.comPosted by All Nippon Airways on Thursday, April 16, 2015

R2-D2 can use all the free promotion that he can get. There is a new droid in Force Awakens that steals his show. BB-8 is already a big fan favorite. The Star Wars pupeteers actually managed to make BB-8 real. He appeared on the stage at the Anaheim Star Wars event and his head is indeed rolling on his body without visible connection. Must be magnetic or something.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams. The cast includes John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Crystal Clarke, Pip Andersen, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.

They will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker. The film is being produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk, and John Williams returns as the composer.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is Episode VII in the Star Wars Saga. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015. 

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