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Looks like we should be looking very closely at Rise of Skywalker’s final battle for more familiar faces and ships

January 28th, 2020 by Marc Comments

A cool little easter egg for fans of Star Wars Resistance today, gang.

So, you may recall that in the final act of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ships from all over the galaxy (14,000 in all) came together to battle the risen Emperor Palpatine’s fleet of planet destroying Star Detroyers.

In there we’ve spotted ships from all over the Star Wars universe including Rebels, The Mandalorian and the video games, but we didn’t see these the racers from Resistance.

But they were there.

The official Star War website, and Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group, reports that “Well, one thing we do know is that among the 14,000 ships that arrive with Lando Calrissian over Exegol in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are the Fireball, Jarek Yeager’s racer, and Torra Doza’s ship.”

So, yup, in the battle are the characters from Resistance. So, that’s just another reason to own it on blu-ray when it comes out and pause frame-by-frame.

Oh, for the record, it also seems that Nien Nunb – the co-pilot of the Millenium Falcon in Return of the Jedi – died in that battle too. Shocking that the new trilogy would complete disrespect an original trilogy character, I know, but here we are…

RIP Nien Nunb:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….