Bad Robot Productions struck back this morning at Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder with a mashup of its own: a video officially revealing of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: Episode VII. This time, however, it’s not a mynock attached to the underside of the “hunka junk,” but rather another even more familiar stowaway.
Snyder launched the joking back and forth with J.J. Abrams’ production banner during Comic-Con International, when he tweeted a photo of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Henry Cavill as “Super Jedi.” That was followed in August by a shot of Batman and R2-D2 in a desert landscape. Bad Robot responded to the latter with a mashup of its own, depicting a cape-wearing C-3PO standing watch over Gotham.
The running gag seemingly came to a head on Friday, when Snyder addressed rumors that the Batmobile had been stolen from the film’s Detroit set with an image of a Stormtrooper being placed into a police cruiser. But clearly Bad Robot and Lucasfilm have taken the game to another level with this unveiling.
Arriving Dec. 18, 2015, Star Wars: Episode VII stars franchise veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker, joined by newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.
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