The next installment in the new "Star Wars" sequel trilogy, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," will be taking place in an entirely different world from the previous trilogy. Given this fact, the creators of the franchise are constantly challenging themselves to create the world that will bring the new movies in-line with the iconic first installments.
According to Screen Rant, the creators may be doing just that for the upcoming film. The report reveals that the movie will be showcasing some brand new, never-before-seen, concepts, characters, and vehicles that will be a fresh take on the same things seen in the original movies.
One of the new vehicles that will be seen in the upcoming movie is apparently a fresh take on the iconic AT-AT walkers that were first seen in the Empire's invasion on the ice planet, Hoth. Unlike the clumsy looking, but still impressive, AT-AT walkers, the new walkers that will be featured in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," will be significantly upgraded by the First Order.
As per a report from Making Star Wars, the considerably larger walkers, being referred to as "super walkers" by the production team, will look quite different from the older AT-ATs. The new weaponized vehicle officially called in the movie as the First Order Heavy Assault Walkers will resemble a gorilla with its large front appendages firmly planted on the ground.
Similar to the older AT-ATs, the "gorilla walkers" will reportedly still come equipped with heavy armor and a variety of laser cannons and weapons. It is also revealed that the new walkers will be considerably faster than their predecessor and prove to be quite a challenge for rebel forces. With their modified appendages, it will likely take more than a harpoon and rope to take them down.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is scheduled to premiere in theaters on Dec. 15. The second installment in the new "Star Wars" sequel trilogy will be seeing the return of the cast from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," along with new characters and cast members.