We know those rusty buckets of scrap metal R2D2 and C3P0 have appeared in future Star Wars stories outside of the movies, but is this confirmation that JJ Abrams intends to use them in Episode VII as well? It would be a good idea to tie the movies together using the two droids, as they would be the only characters to appear in every movie and they avoid the problems with aging expensive actors.
Or could R2 only be auditioning for the role? My sources tell me that R3S6 had a good reading for the role and showed a much greater range of beeps. Like every actor, it looks like R2 will have to deal with younger and prettier competition.
The only thing I know for sure is that if Abrams doesn't replace the robot in his graphic for 'Bad Robot' productions with R2 for the Star Wars films, he's dropped the ball.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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