Snoke’s Mega-Class Star Destroyer And New Resistance Ship Revealed!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is bringing on two major frigates to the mix – one serving as the base of operations where Supreme Leader Snoke commands the First Order, and one themed after the Resistance which is named after a certain famous Mon Calamari…

 

 

If you were a bit underwhelmed by the recent reveal of the “Pizza Crust” Star Destroyer, then don’t worry – there’s an all-new one that’s bigger, badder, and one tailor-made to fit the needs of the First Order’s Supreme Leader.

 

Snoke’s Mega Star Destroyer “Supremacy” revealed from StarWarsLeaks

 

 

And here’s a look at the ship’s engines:

 

Snokes Supremacy Engines from StarWarsLeaks


 

 

In addition, there’s also a Resistance ship that looks to be a hybrid of a GR-75 medium transport and a Mon Calamari cruiser, named Raddus.

 

The Raddus

 

So yeah – the heroic Mon Calamari that got iced by the Empire shortly after the events of Rogue One gets paid his dues for providing critical backup for the daring operation to steal the Death Star plans to succeed. I’m really glad that they’re up to using elements from the Anthology movies in the main films, as it really makes it feel as though there are more connections within this sprawling Galaxy Far, Far Away. But I’m more glad that they’re intent on giving us some new ship designs along with the repurposed ones in the movie. These ought to look awesome on the big screen!

 

 

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

52 thoughts on “Snoke’s Mega-Class Star Destroyer And New Resistance Ship Revealed!

  • September 1, 2017 at 9:54 am
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    Yes, this design does make me happier.

  • September 1, 2017 at 10:14 am
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    One or both of these photos is likely fake. Either that, or they decided to change the way you spell Millennium Falcon. 😉

    For those who don’t notice, it says “MilleNium Falcon” with one N in the photo. Also, I’ve seen mention that the Resistance ship is named after Admiral Raddus. Not in that photo it isn’t. Look closer. That says “RadQus” with a Q, or maybe “RadOus” with an O. That definitely isn’t a second D. Pretty sure this is fake, or the app designers screwed up.

    And another clue it may be fake. If the LENGTH of the Supremacy is 60km, then by the look of that huuuge wingspan, the width must be something crazy, like 240km, which would be 80km wider than the Death Star! Pretty sure they intended the description to be for width, not length, which would be another ridiculous mistake for the app designers to make, if these photos are indeed real.

    • September 1, 2017 at 12:26 pm
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      Looked at the photo closely, and Raddus is definitely spelled correctly. The misspelling of Millennium Falcon is pretty egregious, though…

      • September 4, 2017 at 11:51 am
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        Still looks like a Q to me, but other photos have come out that show it’s spelled correctly. Just my eyes I guess. Lol

    • September 1, 2017 at 2:52 pm
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      That’s just poor quality control. Millennium is one of those words lots of people misspell.

      • September 1, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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        To be fair, Lucasfilm has a long, proud tradition of misspelling “Millennium” on official stuff.

    • September 4, 2017 at 11:55 am
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      Whelp. More stuff has come out and apparently they are real, and it really is just poor quality control on the part of the game designers and Lucas Films, as Paul D. said. Wow. Kinda surprised, but I guess I shouldn’t be. Lol

      So they misspelled Millennium, I guess my eyes are just the problem with the Raddus thing (Lol), and Pablo Hidalgo already confirmed that the Supremacy had a 60km WINGSPAN. So the use of the word “length” was another mistake. Oh well.

  • September 1, 2017 at 10:14 am
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    Particularly one I hadn’t read for fear of spoilers haha

    • September 2, 2017 at 4:47 am
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      They’re spoilers only in the sense that they vaguely outline where some of the characters are – both physically and mentally – at the beginning (and later, near the end) of the story. But it doesn’t say something as blunt as “Poe Dameron’s Noble End” or anything like that.

      – Pomojema

  • September 1, 2017 at 10:16 am
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    What’d Pablo say? I have my suspicions that the photo going around of the Topps card list is fake, as I do with these app photos. I think there are lot of pranksters out there taking advantage of everyone looking for spoilers on Force Friday. Lol

  • September 1, 2017 at 10:38 am
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    I like the design, but I hate the name. Mega-class? Really? Did kids name it?

    • September 1, 2017 at 11:03 am
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      Is that any different from “Super Stardestroyer” or even “Death Star”? A childlike sense of wonder is what it takes to get people to buy into all this of course! George knew that, and Lucasfilm knows that.

    • September 1, 2017 at 3:08 pm
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      think – in the old trilogy it was super star destroyer, now it is mega star destroyer, the next trilogy I have no doubt it will be ULTRA star destroyer (of course 5 times bigger then Mega). Then we still have Uber Class and the size of the first death star…..according to industry logic – the bigger the better. 🙂

      • September 5, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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        And the biggest of them all is the Death Star Destroyer class.

  • September 1, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    Snoke’s ship reminds me of a stealth bomber, nice and menacing.

  • September 1, 2017 at 12:47 pm
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    That is an incredibly cool design for a ship. It is clearly inspired by older designs but a new interpretation of the shapes and design language Ralph MQ invented. Fantastic!

  • September 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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    Dang four very in the way ads and of course all are covering up the pictures.

  • September 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm
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    I wish the FO had always been a fleet. Seems to fit them more. Not suddenly having another shotgun variant Death Star. My only gripe with that is the funding. I wanted them to be underestimated in strength… that no one believed they had gathered that much of a following.

    But to be able to fund and secretly building a freaking Death Star? Only to then quickly lose it… It’s my biggest gripe against TFA.

    All water under the bridge now. I like the sound of this ship.

      • September 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm
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        Apparently that horse CAN repel beating of that magnitude.

        • September 1, 2017 at 4:34 pm
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          Yup. I wouldn’t listen to people who give snarky memes. This is a very valid point and I know even people who like TFA stated that Starkiller base was stupid.

          It is one thing to mirror ANH with the whole premise, but Starkiller base was overkill. Though, I argue that Abrams and by extension, LF’s attempts to mirror ANH backlashed because A) they played it too safe and B) Abrams I argue only understood ANH under a very superficial point of view.

          • September 1, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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            I like TFA and i admit that Starkiller base was a stupid and quite frankly lazy idea on JJ’s part.

          • September 1, 2017 at 11:52 pm
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            Right? There was no justification. I even heard people who say Starkiller base is fine, yet in ROTJ they gripped about it? Hypocrites much? For granted, I can somewhat see why as Palpatine was an ego-maniac as evidenced by his encounter with Luke.

            But really what does Starkiller base have to deal with Snoke? Nothing. If the movie actually took the time to do some world building/ give a simple explanation; it would have at the very least justified having it. Because, it isn’t like this movie is a sequel to the OT or anything.

            Overall, I do have faith in Rian Johnson. Assuming LF, KK and Abrams aren’t being control freaks, I know he is very capable of doing some incredible work. And I say this as a longtime fan of his work and having met him.

            So yeah; I want TLJ to succeed because I want his career to flourish. It is selfish, but what can I say?I do love his work.

    • September 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm
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      I agree. While I do really like TFA, a full on FO/Resistance battle would’ve been cooler. I think we’ll get one in the first scene of TLJ (at least).

    • September 1, 2017 at 3:25 pm
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      Yep – always said Starkiller Base could of been their main shipyard. I love the idea of a First Order fleet using the tactics of the Rebels, striking the new Republic with hit and run tactics.

    • September 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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      Agreed. I am baffled at how JJ and everyone else thought Starkiller base was acceptable. Whenever people gripe about TFA being like ANH, THIS is the prime example I point to.

      And besides, a Fleet would have made much more sense. The FO I’d like to think would have learned from the Empire and not construct these large, overly expensive Superweapons and go for something more modern.

      Heck, Thrawn in Legends wonderfully opposed the Death Star, seeing it as inefficient with Fleets being more efficient. Imagine, if a fleet was being secretly constructed by the FO and then they had attacked Hosian prime, taking it by surprise.That would have worked, assuming we had proper world building.

      Hopefully, RJ can rectify things by having the FO learn from their stupid error and actually use fleets/ more ships. Because, I am not going to lie; I want a space battle. RO gave me that.

      And TFA’s space battle, yeah; was a joke.

      • September 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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        Yeah exactly, why wasn’t the FO attack just a fleet of super star destroyers or something like that? Hell you could even put a death star laser on one of them and have them destroy the planets in the same way. Clearly if you make a third death star, people are going to have issue with that…it’s not hard to forsee

        • September 1, 2017 at 11:57 pm
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          Exactly – the Rebels, oops I mean Resistance attack on Starkiller Base could of been to take out the fleet at dock. They could be refuelling for the next target.

        • September 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm
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          Better yet? Why not have one of the ships have the same weapon as Starkiller base. Because, it is stupid to believe that a planet can absorb a sun(heck, even the Death Star, dumb as it is, can blot out the sun, demolish planets surface and shoot at ships). But a weapon mounted on a mobile ship that can absorb sunlight and fire a beam is a lot more believable. And would actually showcase some forward thinking of the FO.

          Stable, bulk Superweapons bad. Sleek, fast moving weapons being more effective. The mavelonce from the Separatists being a prime example of this in the Clone Wars. Because to me, there is a fine line of history repeating itself and people being completely stupid.

          And unless TLJ acknowledges that(which would be brilliant); I will still faceplam at Starkiller base. I mean heck, the New Republic must have complete sticks up their butts(as evidenced by BloodLine. Not in the movie) to realize that.

          • September 5, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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            Furthermore, you’re telling me that the Death Star had the ability to travel through hyperspace and Starkiller just sits there in the same solar system all the time, with the ability to shoot a laser across incredible distances? How is that an improvement either? The base is stationary and the firing angle it’d have on other systems is tied to its position in space. The death star can move. Death star wins. You could jump the death star into three separate systems and blow all three of them up in sequence. Once Starkiller fires, it’s location is revealed and you have to defend that point or lose it.

            In addition, what happens to Starkiller when the sun is gone? It seemed intended as a one use weapon, or at the very best a limited use weapon. Which is not an improvement on the concept of the death star in the original films. It’s not even a lateral move, it’s a downgrade. Like you said, why not make it a mobile cannon on a ship? Or a fleet of ships, all with death star lasers. OR if it’s gonna be called Starkiller, why not make it so it can blow up a sun and make it go supernova, destroying the entire system in one shot. Even that would have been better. It’s not just that Starkiller is an obvious lift from the OT and is just a third death star when you get down to it that drives me nuts, it’s the fact that it’s not even a bigger or more threatening superweapon in the universe. It’s just a death star on a planet, complete with all the ridiculousness and flaws that making a planet into a gun would have. There’s no part of you that goes “oh ok, well I get why they went there. That makes sense”

            Sorry, just saw your comment update in my thread and had to rant about Starkiller a little more. lol

          • September 6, 2017 at 12:15 am
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            That’s fine. I never though I would live in a day and age where the Death Star would make more logical sense than Starkiller. The Death Star?! A moon shaped superweapon/ base. But yeah; you are right.

            As we saw in RO; the Death Star can blot out sun’s and use its weapon to decimate surfaces of planets. Also, in ROTJ its weapon could be used to shoot down ships. Starkiller base is just a goofy cannon. I doubt it could take out a single ship, unless they were clustered. Literally, LF could have easily just made the threat at Fleet.

            Heck, it would make sense. Because people defend that the First Order is tiring to copy the Empire since they are the leftover individuals of said regiment. Okay, fine, but you’d think that these individuals would learn from the mistakes of the prior leaders.

            Two, obnoxiously large superweapons aren’t exactly feasible. While as a fleet of capable ships or a mobile superweapon would suit their needs. The only reason I could see Starkiller justified is if we knew more about Snoke. ANH got away with this because the Death Star symbolically represented the Empire’s might and the David and Goliath motiff. And the Emperor, in this case, was a more symbolic enemy.

            Overall, even if I could overlook the fact of this being ANH(which I really cannot), this weapon, plus the third act really do not do the movie any favors.

          • September 8, 2017 at 10:41 pm
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            It’s weird, I felt like the intention throughout TFA was to set you up to expect certain star wars stereotypes and tropes, and then surprise you with something new. I was expecting things to be turned on their heads in the third act. But for some reason, they weren’t. I have no beef with TFA being self aware of the fact that it is essentially the new ANH, or even building the film around that concept. But for that idea to work, the story has to split into a different direction at some point. And it just never did. The second death star was bad enough, to think a third one is a good idea is…baffling. To say the least.

          • September 9, 2017 at 12:10 am
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            My view on TFA being like ANH is more mixed. On one hand, the big point of discussion with it rehashing ANH is does that make it a good movie? New ideas are hard to come up with in storytelling. As such, taking ideas from other stories is often an inevitability. If we are to judge that TFA is a bad movie because it ripped off ANH, then I argue that is short-sighted. Because ANH basically is a ripoff of Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress. But GL clearly wanted to pay homage to that and all the older films/ stripes he grew up with.

            So it is that aspect that I actually like the callback. The idea that a Droid contains vital information and that very much represents a call to action for the protagonists is ingenious setup, especially with Luke being the MacGuffin. The issue is that JJ Abrams, KK, and LF forgot why ANH worked.

            Take away all the special effects and what is the core of ANH. An underdog story. David vs. Goliath in out of space. Our heroes fighting what is an insurmountable threat, facing immense sacrifices/losses and winning by the skin of their teeth. TFA tries to recreate this via Hosian Prime’s destruction, Starkiller Base, and Han Solo’s death. But my issue is that A) HP’s destruction feels hollow due to the fact that we are given no context about the political situation and stepping on ROTJ’s finality B) in the case of Han’s death, the emotion is built on the audience caring about Han Solo from 30 years ago.

            And yeah, nostalgia is great, but the movie should have focused on who Han was now. And when combined with Rey’s victory against Kylo-Ren, the mystery boxing of elements and setup, I am just left feeling empty. If this movie was a pure remake and had no connections to any of the films, I wouldn’t mind it. But as a sequel to ROTJ, I am sorry; I do not find it a satisfying sequel.

            But hey, I do not fault those people who do. TFA, unlike the PT, has a fun sense of energy about them and I believe that was conveyed a lot through the acting and the fast-paced action.

          • September 21, 2017 at 12:42 am
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            Very well said man. I agree with a lot of what you’re saying here

          • September 9, 2017 at 12:13 am
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            This is a bit of an extension, but really if I could have been involved in the screenwriting process, I would have retooled the movie without really changing much of the plot. For example, instead of a map; I’d have a secret message that Luke left and have Rey be connected via using the Force to decipher it. And Kylo wanting it, because he can decipher it as well.

            And really, the movie I’d have it be Rey, Finn, Poe and Han, avoiding the FO while trying to locate Luke. Basically, like Raiders of the Lost Ark. And I’d remove Starkiller base, at least, as a superweapon. Secret base, that is perfectly fine. And have a giant fleet with super lasers that draw from the sun.

  • September 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm
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    You cant judge much from the images but it looks good, more like space station with hyperdrives than a super star destroyer

  • September 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm
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    Now, that is a ship that I can get behind. It is unique given its shape, yet it is very much imperialistic in its roots. So yeah; good job, RJ and LF. These are the kinds of designs I want to see.

    Because, yeah, ship designs I argue are a superficial aspect with stories, and characters mattering more. But given it is SWs, it should push the boundary, while also maintaining its identity.

    And really, this new ship does both. The new resistance ship; I cannot directly comment as the picture for it is shrouded and will wait until I get a better picture of it.

    • September 1, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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      I agree, nicely put.

  • September 1, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    This should shut up the “everything is a copy” people for about ten minutes.

    • September 1, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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      Yeah but now we’re just gonna get complaints from the “this doesn’t feel like Star Wars” people.

    • September 1, 2017 at 7:15 pm
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      Well there is still people crying for everything is a copy, see the commentary of Quintillion Tesla xD

  • September 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm
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    Damn that’s a sexy ship.

  • September 1, 2017 at 6:51 pm
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    Super “Star Destroyer”: Check

    “AT ATs” vs Speeders: Check

    Hero goes off to isolated planet to train with Jedi Master: Check

    New hero joins the cast ( Rose/Lando ): Check

    First Order/Empire “Striking Back”: Check.

    • September 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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      There is Lightsabers: check
      X-Wings: Check
      Tie Fighters: Check
      Luke Skywalker: Check
      Leia: Check
      Chewie: Check

      • September 3, 2017 at 2:47 am
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        Han Solo: Chec…oh, shit…

    • September 1, 2017 at 9:54 pm
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      Whiny fanboys looking for anything to support a prejudgement of a film they haven’t even seen: check.

  • September 1, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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    I think the Calamari ship is a callback to the Viscount-class of Legends.

    • September 1, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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      Probably, and is cool that is named Raddus, a cool callback to Rogue One

      • September 1, 2017 at 7:19 pm
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        I kinda love the tribute to Admiral Raddus, even if it does feel a bit shoehorned, he is arguably the most heroic character in Rogue One.

        • September 2, 2017 at 2:41 am
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          I would give that honor to Blue Leader… but Raddus was cool too.

  • September 1, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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    Call me crazy but those triangular notches in the back of the “wings” looks like the perfect place to dock a Resurgent-class Battlecruiser.

  • September 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm
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    The real “catch 22” is… If it’s too different, it won’t feel like Star Wars, but if it’s too similar, it feels like a copy. Hopefully, it will strike the right balance, but so far, am seeing too many “copy, update & paste” elements for my liking in the ST. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but falls more in line with, “We’ve been down this road before”. TESB was a success because it not only was vastly different from ANH, but it was also well thought out and executed. The PT on the other hand, was also very different overall, and had a lot of great moments, but needed work in a lot of nit-picky areas that just didn’t seem to feel right. Oh, well… I will still go and enjoy it, and eat popcorn, and have a good time. I’m not looking to worship the movies like I used to anyway.

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