All Nippon Airways (ANA) is in the process of pimping out one of their 787-9 Dreamliner jets so it looks like R2-D2.
The R2-D2 Jet will include the iconic character’s blue and white design with a giant “Star Wars” logo on the side.
The promotional stunt is part of a vague, 5-year “Star Wars Project” that they say will “connect Japan to the global market.”
With the skies as our stage, we are embarking on a range of novel initiatives as we head into the future. Expect a new world full of surprises!
You can fly around in R2-D2 starting this Fall, ahead of the release of the film in December. In the meantime, here are some more photos of the design.
From The Daily What:
Dennis Quaid wasn’t the only one with a meltdown video this week.
ESPN reporter Britt McHenry has been suspended after security cam footage emerged online of her yelling some pretty nasty things to a woman at a towing company.
Her car was reportedly towed outside a Chinese restaurant in Virginia several weeks ago, and she was not too happy about having to go pick it up.
Because… like, do you even know who she is?
“I’m in the news sweetheart,” she says. “I will f-cking sue this place.”
She goes on to say the building makes her “skin crawl,” and she mocks the attendant by calling her uneducated, fat and ugly.
“Maybe if I was missing some teeth they would hire me here,” she says. You can watch all the best/worst moments in the video above.
She has since apologized on Twitter.
“In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and regrettable things,” she wrote. “As frustrated as I was, I should always choose to be respectful and take the high road. I am so sorry for my actions and will learn from this mistake.”