Star Wars: Rogue One Reveals R2-D2's Evil Twin

Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 10:25AM
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Star Wars: Rogue One
Thursday, 01 September 2016 - 10:25AM
Star Wars: Rogue One Reveals R2-D2's Evil Twin
We already know we're getting a new droid in Rogue One, in the form of Alan Tudyk's K-2SO. But now, The Star Wars Show has revealed an all-new droid that we'll meet in the upcoming film, and it's basically the Empire's version of R2-D2.



The new droid, called C2-B5, is in the same family of robots, since it's an astromech droid. But instead of working for the Rebellion, he's going to work for the Empire. And its personality might not be as distinctive as R2's, since "unlike the Rebel Alliance, imperial technicians do not grant them their independence and subject them to frequent memory wipes to maintain their subservience."

The images of the new droid begin around 2:12:





So just as K-2SO can seemingly be considered the sassy, more complex version of C3PO, B2-B5 will be the Dark Side's version of our beloved R2. It remains to be seen whether it will have a significant role in the film, or whether it will disturb us by making similar adorable sounds, but I'm sure there will be plenty of speculation and spoilers to come.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16.
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