I guess you can’t have a Star Wars without R2-D2. R2-D2 is going to be in the new Star Wars: Episode VII movie after all, Disney confirmed today. A staple of every Star Wars pic, the little droid “will indeed be in the film”, the company said online Tuesday.
To be scripted by JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Star Wars: Episode VII is rumored to focus on a new generation of heroes and could include appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford in older incarnations of their beloved characters from the original “Star Wars” trilogy. The film is expected to begin production early next year and will hit theaters on December 18, 2015.