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Star Wars droid BB-8 meets evil twin in new video

This is our first glimpse of the robot, which was nicknamed BB-H8 on set

Published: Tuesday, 5th September 2017 at 10:20 am

Here's our first look – and listen – to Star Wars' evil droid BB-9E.


The twin of BB-8, BB-9E was first unveiled last week but this Star Wars Blips animation gives us a better glimpse of The Last Jedi's newest character.

Although we can't deduce too much from the 40-second clip, what we do learn is that BB-9E has a rather short temper and doesn't like messing around, unlike cheeky sibling BB-8.

From the droids' chattering, we can also hear that BB-9E has a rather more sinister tone – which is no doubt why he was given the nickname BB-H8 on set.

At least, that's according to Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson who tweeted:

Also joining the dark side could be Luke Skywalker after Mark Hamill posed in some very Sith-like robes for a photoshoot, he's dressed in all black, with a black shawl and black glove on his right hand.


We think we get the hint.


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