Find out which lovable droid will definitely be returning to a galaxy far, far away in 2015!
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm have today announced a character set to feature in their upcoming science-fiction movie Star Wars Episode VII. Taking place years after the events of 1983's Return of the Jedi, the seventh full instalment in the iconic motion picture franchise will introduce new Jedi heroes into a devastating personal conflict isolated from the War of the Empire.
Joining the revamped ensemble are presumed to be a considerable number of returning actors and actresses from the Original Trilogy. As of today, we know that R2-D2 will be amongst the old hands back to see in the new talent. A beloved mainstay of the series, the eccentric, linguistically-challenged astromech droid has appeared in each of the six previous Star Wars flicks, and thus there's a sense of inevitability about its return, even if the latest model of the character will be crafted by a dedicated group of fans in this instance.
Star Wars Episode VII jumps from hyperspace into cinemas worldwide on December 18th, 2015.