Lucasfilm and Disney are a sneaky bunch…
Just in case you weren’t aware of how badly you need the figures and merchandise from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, we have a new animated series which has just kicked off (episode one is below) that features a new Star Wars adventure and stars… the toys.
And yes, now we want them even more.
In related news, it looks like there’s a new R2 in the Star Wars universe. Well, sort of…
Meet C2-B5, an Imperial Astromech droid revealed not he latest episode of The Star Wars Show (watch it here). He is clearly a droid similar to R2-D2 but with a flat black finish that is, firstly, awesome and, secondly, clearly signifying he’s a bad guy.
We like him very much. Do you?
And in more related news, the Emperor himself, Ian McDiarmid has confirmed at Amsterdam Comic Con that he will not be appearing in Rogue One: “And of course Rogue One is on its way, when I was in charge of things. I mean the Emperor, not me. I don’t feature in that myself, but I understand Darth Vader may be making an appearance.”
To be fair, we didn’t expect to see him in it as at that stage he’s too busy destroying planets and being supremely evil… but at least we’ll not be expecting to see him now.