BB-8 Meets His Dark Side & More In New ‘Star Wars’ Blips

The spotlight is on everybody's favorite Astromech droids BB-8 and R2-D2 in two animated 'Star Wars' shorts that also feature the new droid, BB-9E.

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The galaxy’s favorite Astromech droids from both the original and new trilogies, R2-D2 and BB-8 are given the spotlight in two new animated shorts that debuted on the Star Wars YouTube channel. These Star Wars Blips showcase the more humorous adventures of R2-D2 and BB-8 as they will no doubt help build the anticipation for the next entry of the space saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The first short titled “Fan Droids” shows off BB-8 in the company of some other Resistance droids as they watch a highlight reel of some of R2-D2’s most heroic moments. “Hey You” the second short introduces us to BB-8’s rival and First Order counterpart, BB-9E. You can view the animated shorts below.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.

Source: Lucasfilm