Each new episode in the Star Wars saga brings a bevy of easter eggs and fresh additions to the galaxy that’s far, far away, and the list of new things in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is rather extensive. The sheer amount of never-before-seen things in The Last Jedi is impressive, and includes new planets, new creatures, and plenty of new technology. As always, these additions all serve important roles in the story, but they’re also there to help sell merchandise, so it’s good that some of the cutest things in Star Wars history showed up in The Last Jedi.
Although The Last Jedi has proven to be a divisive film among the Star Wars fanbase, the brand new additions to continuity have generally been warmly received. Even the Porgs, which were widely lambasted after their first appearance in a trailer, received largely positive reviews. Star Wars fans can be tough to please, but The Last Jedi did about as good a job of adding to the universe as could have been expected.
The planet Crait is a mineral planet covered in mines, and not much else, located in the galaxy’s Outer Rim. Crait is mostly coated in a fine layer of white salt, but the soil of the planet itself is a rich and earthy red. This unique trait makes Crait an aesthetically pleasing location for The Last Jedi’s climactic battle, with each bit of movement on the planet’s surface producing colorful dust and clear red marks. These red marks, or the lack thereof, hint at one of the film’s biggest twists.
Native to the mineral planet Crait, the Vulptex species can only be described as ice foxes. Vulptices, as they’re officially known in plural, seem to move in large packs, and are only seen in the act of retreat in The Last Jedi, fleeing before the oncoming First Order attack force. That act of running away proved important for two reasons – both because of the neat and distinctive jingling sound that Vulptices make when they move, and because it eventually proves integral to the plot.
Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer
Kylo Ren is shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind Star Wars villain, so of course his ship of choice is unique, too. His TIE silencer looks even spookier than the standard TIE vehicles, thanks to its pointed wings. Kylo flies it during a key battle in The Last Jedi, though he can't quite bring himself to fire a fatal shot.
First Order Dreadnought
The First Order Dreadnought, properly known as a Mandator IV-class warship, is a gigantic warship used by the First Order in their assault on the Resistance base in The Last Jedi. The Dreadnought has two massive orbital guns that can blast the surface of a planet, and 26 cannons on its own surface for defensive purposes. It takes an especially bold plan by Resistance pilot Poe Dameron to withstand the assault of just a single Dreadnought.