Behold, the R2D2 Star Wars jumbo jet!

17 April 2015

Now a new Star Wars trailer has landed online, everyone of a certain age has been reduced to a dribbling, nostalgic wreck. As Star Wars is such a huge deal, the hype surrounding it and marketing opportunities are not like any other franchise.

Not many films can get an airline so excited that they paint one of their planes like R2D2. That's exactly the craic with Japanese airline All Nippon Airways who unveiled plans to dress their plane in a way that will see everyone making puns on 'may the air force be with you'.

R2D2 plane

In a couple of months, there's going to be a Boeing 787 flying around the sky looking like Artoo.

This design is part of the airline's five-year "Star Wars Project", which means more Star Wars themed aircraft. We're hoping for a Jabba The Hut one, as that'd look disgusting.

And while we're here, we might as well watch the second trailer of Star Wars Episode VII and dribble all over ourselves with excitement. Yes. We know it's a children's film.

TOPICS:   Travel   TV

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