We’ve heard a lot of rumors since Star Wars: Episode VII was announced, most of them involving which characters will be featured and which actors from other Star Wars movies may be reprising their roles.
But now comes the first official announcement of one character you will in fact be seeing in the movie. It’s being reported that R2-D2, the little astromech droid that could, will definitely be showing up somewhere in Episode VII. Even cooler, he’ll be made by fans.
Back in 2009, after the release of Star Trek, the reboot of the Trek universe helmed by J.J. Abrams, it was discovered that popular Star Wars droid R2-D2 had made a cameo in the film. The little blue and white astromech droid could be seen floating in space during one of the battles (see photo above, which shows the droid in 2009’s Star Trek).
Now, R2-D2 has been spotted in the sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, which is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
Check out the screenshot here below of R2 in Star Trek Into Darkness, posted by io9.
The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is a Star Wars-themed shirt called “Bad Unit” by subpop2000. The design, which reads “Bad Droid” and features droid R2-D2, is a take on Star Wars: Episode VII director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company logo.
The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Saturday, February 9, 2013, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.
The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each in black. Kids sizes are $15 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies in black); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes in black). You can also get the design on coasters for $25; iphone (4/4s) cases for $18; and prints (18″x24″) for $20.
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Today: Comic book artist Alex Ross to receive prestigious alumnus award, a custom R2-D2 coffeemaker complete with sound, celebrate Roller Coaster Day today at your nearest theme park, Leonard Nimoy talks Star Trek, and Universal Studios Orlando theme park’s Superstar Parade, plus Bits Of Doom.