The rumors are true, R2-D2 will return in Star Wars: Episode VII. It’s hard to imagine a Star Wars feature film without this little astromech droid, and it’s great to see a familiar friend returning to the big screen in 2015.
From StarWars.com: The first behind-the-scenes photo from Star Wars: Episode VII hit Twitter last Thursday, featuring director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and a certain blue and white astromech droid — who StarWars.com can now confirm will indeed be in the film.
The other two guys pictured are Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, Star Wars fans and members of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club.
Glad to see the return of a classic character to the big screen for the next installment of Star Wars.