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December 16, 2015 at 09:47 PM EST

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Wide Release Date
12/18/15
performer
Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
director
J.J. Abrams
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy

R2-D2 may be great for transporting holographic messages of galactic importance, but he also has a knack for helping actual humans travel… at least when he’s the size of a plane.

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars, along with director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, definitely found the droid they’re looking for after premiering the film in the United States this week. The cast and producers flew from Los Angeles, where the film had its world premiere on Monday, to the film’s London premiere on an R2-D2 themed All Nippon Airways Jet. The Boeing 787-9 was first revealed during Star Wars Celebration, and has been flying since October.

See the cast standing alongside the R2-D2 plane below, and for more on The Force Awakens, which hits theaters on Dec. 18, check out EW’s review of the film.

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