A scaled replica of the X-Wing Fighter from the epic space opera franchise “flew” from a galaxy far, far away into Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The “Star Wars” exhibit is part of Disney‘s global marketing campaign for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming space opera “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
From today (18th November) onwards, members of the public can view the scaled replica of the X-Wing Fighter that was used by the Rebel Alliance in the original trilogy. They can also board the X-Wing Fighter and take a picture in it. Several other “Star Wars” memorabilia will be displayed at the event as well.
Deets are as follows:
- Date: 18th – 29th November 2015
- Venue: Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall
In addition, the latest “Star Wars” products are available for purchase at the event. Members of the public can also hang out at the “Star Wars: Battlefront” booth and try their hands at the new game that is set to be launched in mid-December.
Participants can stand a chance to win a PlayStation 4 and the game itself at the “Star Wars: Battlefront” challenge during the weekends.
Meanwhile, a “Star Wars” exhibit is also being held at Singapore’s Changi Airport as part of annual year-end festive celebrations. The exhibit did not only feature a life-sized Resistance X-Wing replica, but also the First Order TIE Fighter replica. The exhibit will be held until 5th January next year.
In anticipation of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, the All Nippon Airways R2-D2 Jet also made its grand entrance at Changi Airport recently. The plane is first commercial aircraft in the world to be decorated with a Star Wars livery and it made a brief 2-night stop at Changi Airport.
Written by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set around 30 years after the events of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi”. Newcomer Daisy Ridley is starring in it as a character named Rey while John Boyega will play Finn. Adam Driver is portraying Kylo Ren, a new villain who wields the much-discussed “tri-saber”.
“Game of Thrones“ star Gwendoline Christie will portray Captain Phasma aka the chrome Stormtrooper while Oscar Isaac, who will be seen next as Apocalypse in “X-Men: Apocalypse“, is portraying Poe Dameron, an elite pilot who has been sent on a mission.
“12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o will play a character named Maz Katana, which will be brought to life using CGI based on her performance capture work. Her character is a pirate with no allegiances to either the Resistance (aka the Rebel Alliance) or the First Order (the new Empire). It was rumoured that she was in possession of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber. Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew are returning to reprise their respective roles as Han Solo and his old friend Chewbacca.
Check out the trailer below:
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set to be released on 17th Dec 2015.