Video: At first, this new clip from an upcoming episode of Star Wars Resistance seems innocent enough. It’s Kaz and a new character, voiced by Elijah Wood, on speeder bikes racing toward a ring. Then you read that sentence back. Elijah Wood is going after a ring! And he even tells Kaz that he can’t let him pass!
Sure, this is just a “Sky Ring” and not “One Ring to Rule Them All”, but there’s no way this is a coincidence and we are here for it. Check out this clip from “Fuel from the Fire”.
In addition to the fun Lord of the Rings connection, this clip rules because it evokes the speeder bike chase in Return of the Jedi, plus it has a little Phantom Menace podracing flair to it.
How those things fit into the overall story, though, we don’t exactly know yet. Well, some people do, since the episode has been available in the US on the DisneyNOW app for a few days. But for those who have to wait until it airs on television, here’s the episode description:
Kaz befriends a sky racer named Rucklin who pressures him to get some rare and dangerous hyperfuel hidden in Yeager’s office.
Star Wars Resistance airs Sunday at 8:20AM on Disney XD.