Cool looking, but definitely way off from an SD (or a Tyr-shuttle... and what are those boxy looking things acting as escorts?)
Once again, ol' JJ is stomping on the "canon" almost like a dare (Abrams: "Oh, yeah? Well I dare you NOT to come see it, Fan-boi-ee!") I just don't understand why they have to mess with perfectly good concepts simply in the name of putting their "own" stamp on it... good gravy....) Perhaps there is *another* time-line altering wormhole event that does away with all that is from before (and got rid of the Yuuzhan Vong too, dang mouse-turds!)
Of course, it may simply be another 'newer model' of Star Destroyer-type warship and not an actual 're-imagining' of the old SD.
Just thinking of "J.J.'s" track record, ala Star Trek... not having seen the other images you mention, I broke out a little 'sweat'. Good news then! So evolutionary designs, not replacements (as in re-writing "history") that works for me. Thanks!What makes you think it would be a 're-imagination' of the classic ISD? The pictures of ISD and SSD wrecks in the desert prove they didn´t try to give old ships a new look, they even included them unchanged (well... damaged) as homage. This simply is a new class of ISD and I think it´s great there´s something new. There have been so many great fan designs (Ansel Hsiao...), why shouldn´t they introduce a new SD in a new film? There´s no 'stomping on the "canon"' when you see unchanged old designs - even an old X-Wing wreck - and new designs which simply portray newer vessels in the same film.
Just thinking of "J.J.'s" track record, ala Star Trek... not having seen the other images you mention, I broke out a little 'sweat'. Good news then! So evolutionary designs, not replacements (as in re-writing "history") that works for me. Thanks!
PS: Got any links to those images, or was it all in the trailer? Sorry, I just Googled it...