Rogue One unveils new droid that looks a lot like R2-D2

C2-B5 is the new Imperial astromech droid on the block


There’s a brand new droid heading our way and, well, it looks a lot like R2-D2 had a new paint job.


Check it out:


It’s called C2-B5 and, as an astromech droid, is relied upon by the galactic empire to maintain its machinery.

As The Star Wars Show’s Peter Townley explains, the imperial technicians do not allow their droids independence. This means C2-B5 will undergo frequent memory wipes to keep it subservient.

We’re sensing a skipped memory wipe and info sharing with the good guys, are you?


Rogue One: A Star Wars story will be released on 16 December