Confirmed: R2-D2 Will Appear in STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

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As if there was any doubt, R2-D2 will definitely be making an appearance in J.J. Abrams upcoming sequel Star Wars: Episode VII.  Abrams’ production company Bad Robot recently teased an image of Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy standing alongside R2 in the Star Wars “workshop,” hinting at the droid’s appearance in the film, and now Variety has confirmed that R2 is in Episode VII.  Moreover, the two other men in the photo are Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, members of the creature effects team for Episode VII.  The two initially came into contact with Kennedy this summer in Germany, where they impressed her with the droids they built as part of the R2-D2 Builders Club.  When it came time to staff up the effects team for Episode VII, Kennedy put in a good word for the duo.

Production on Star Wars: Episode VII will begin next spring in anticipation of a December 18, 2015 release date, but we still don’t have any confirmed cast members.  That will likely change before Hollywood breaks for the holidays, so keep an eye out over the next month.




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  • http://www.youtube.com/somejackball somejackball

    Duhhhh…

  • Kevin

    Can we have him be the hero, C-3PO turn to the dark side, and those two have a lightsaber fight? That would be amazing.

  • Daniel Ronczkowski

    Rumor has it C3P0 was destroyed…

    • Lex Walker

      Which would really make sense. I mean the damned droid falls apart so easily, the fact that he made it through 6 movies might be the biggest call for a suspension of disbelief in the entire series.

      • I Speak Bocce

        C3PO always remembers to stay on the high ground. That’s how he survives everything.

  • The Exploiter

    Shocker

  • belovedwarlord

    So their first confirmation is that they’re not capable of moving on and just telling another story in the Star Wars universe? How are they going to work Yoda into this one?

    • Ethel the Frog

      The Star Wars saga on film is the story of the Skywalker family. R2D2 and C3PO, being owned by them, are central to that. Maybe you should not bother with Episode 7 and just wait for the standalones, eh?

    • MITIOR

      Seriously? If you dont like R2-D2 you really don’t like starwars…that and you don’t have a heart LoL

      • eternalozzie

        The droids are tired and have been rehashed enough … so I do understand his point of view. They were cool in episode 4 but not even interesting or entertaining by the end of episode 3.
        Unfortunately they are part of the Skywalker/Solo family so they’ll be around.

      • MITIOR

        I actually think R2-D2 was one of the best parts of episode three, funny with a dark sense of humor. Everybody in my theater was clapping with everything he did.

      • MITIOR

        I actually think R2-D2 was one of the best parts of episode three, funny with a dark sense of humor. Everybody in my theater was clapping with everything he did.

      • Steve

        Agreed. I’m happy not to know any Star Wars “fan” who hates R2. They are probably the same kind of person who talks or texts during a movie or parks in handicap spaces (without a handicap).

      • Steve

        Agreed. I’m happy not to know any Star Wars “fan” who hates R2. They are probably the same kind of person who talks or texts during a movie or parks in handicap spaces (without a handicap).

  • Leo Spaceman

    I hope R2 dies in Episode 9, it would just feel fitting. They could have some big bad monster catches him and is about to kill him and is toying with him, holding R2 right up to his face and R2 knowing that there is nothing he can do pops out his little shock gun and zaps the guy in the face right before getting smashed.

    • The Flobbit

      Cold but emotional..

      • Leo Spaceman

        It would probably be the most emotional death of the series is what I’m thinking. Little piece of robotic junk smashed to bits but one of the most beloved characters, and only guy who has really been around through it all except for C3P0.

      • doctor_robot

        solo sacrificing himself and the falcon in VII would be killer… and emotional.

      • The Flobbit

        Solo does not die.

      • The Flobbit

        Solo does not die.

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  • LEM

    Confirmed: I don’t give a fuck.

    • Um, Sure

      And yet here you are…

  • andi

    can we please just stick to secrecy? please? This bread crumb thing is really annoying. I don’t need bait, just show some class. thanks.

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  • the truth

    whoopdy fucking doo! Movie will still be shit with jj!

  • The Flobbit

    In news that surprises no one…

  • stylus59

    character appears in a movie. move on.

  • stylus59

    character appears in a movie. move on.

  • Hastings

    Still does not get me excited in what is officially going to be a abysmal movie. JJ abrams is still involved……..so yeah……….NOT INTERESTED!

  • Hastings

    Still does not get me excited in what is officially going to be a abysmal movie. JJ abrams is still involved……..so yeah……….NOT INTERESTED!

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