We’ve already been introduced to Alan Tudyk’s hulking security droid K-2SO from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but today saw Lucasfilm unveil another droid who will play a part in the long awaited spin-off, C2B5, an astromech droid in the employ of the Empire. Nothing much is known about the droid, unveiled on YouTube series The Star Wars Show, other than it, much like the other droids under the Empire’s control, undergoes frequent memory wipes to squash any pesky independence it may have. Could the droid be coxed to work with Rebels, and if so are we looking at Rogue One getting it’s own version of the R2/C3PO dynamic with K-2SO and C2B5? All should be revealed come December.
Released: December 16th
Synopsis: From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.