The Latest Star Wars Animated Short Spotlights R2-D2's Adoring Fans

Image: Lucasfilm
Image: Lucasfilm

Just a day after posting an animated short about BB-8 and his beyond precious evil twin, the Star Wars Twitter is back with another, this one about the eclipsing fame of everyone’s favorite droid, R2-D2 himself.

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Sure, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo are remembered as the big heroes of the Star Wars universe, but that’s only to the meatbags, right? From the droid perspective, no way are they the real heroes. No, the legend here is R2, the dashing cylindrical champion with a legacy lasting from the Clone Wars to the Resistance. If this short is any indication, his reputation travels wherever he goes. So long as there are other droids around, that is.

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I love the idea that BB-8 is just R2's biggest fan. I hope they go on adventures together. I would watch that TV show, actually.

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The dashing cylindrical champion with a legacy lasting from the Clone Wars to the Resistance.

Excuse me, pre-Clone Wars by 10 years. R2 is the one who fixed the shield generator on the queen’s ship so they could all go to Tatooine and discover Anakin.

So I guess, from a certain point of view, R2's responsible for everything that follows.