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.
— Star Wars (@starwars) September 2, 2017
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:
Just be thankful we didn't stick with his obscenely adorable on set nickname, BB-H8
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) August 31, 2017
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.