Fly In A ‘Star Wars’ Plane: Airplane Painted To Look Like R2-D2 Commissioned By All Nippon Airways

Star Wars fans have one more reason to rejoice. The iconic movie’s adorable droid, R2-D2, has been metamorphosed into a giant airplane.

While it may not be the R2-D2 you have always dreamed of “flying with,” the plane painted to depict R2-D2 is certainly the next best thing, thinks Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), which has unveiled a Boeing 787 Dreamliner decorated to look like the lovable robot. Star Wars fans, who are eagerly waiting for the next sequel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will certainly be interested in cruising in the plane, shared the company’s representatives.

The plane may not communicate in the all-too-familiar beeps, but it has quite a striking resemblance to R2-D2. The cockpit and front half of the white fuselage are painted with blue panels in the shape of those on the droid. The paint job appears to be quite intricate and perfectly blows up the droid to humongous proportions. If the familiar droid isn’t instantly recognized, Star Wars is also written on the body of the plane behind the wing.

The images released by ANA offer a bird’s-eye view of the complete plane. All Nippon Airways has confirmed that Star Wars-inspired plane isn’t meant for domestic aviation. The company announced that the plane will go into service on an international route later this year. It isn’t a coincidence that the timing is just ahead of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens international release.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is perhaps one of the hotly awaited movies of 2016. Fans got their first look at a new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh installment of one of the most successful movie series of all time, on Thursday.

The mere two-minute trailer is about to breach the two million views mark within less than 24 hours. The clip shows aerial dogfights featuring the X-Wings of the Rebel Alliance and the Tie Fighters of the Galactic Empire. It also offers a glimpse of Han Solo and Chewbacca along with the Millennium Falcon. The trailer ends with Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford, saying, “Chewie, we’re home.”

The Force Awakens is expected to hit silver screens around the world in December, 2016. However, promotions have already begun. Though the ANA’s huge R2-D2 Boeing 787 Dreamliner is completely ready, it won’t take to the skies until a few months (okay, a year) shy of the film’s release. Needless to say, it is surely quite an agonizing wait for Star Wars fans.

[Image Credit | All Nippon Airways]