“Rogue One” Has A Blacker, Sleeker R2-Style Droid

Lucasfilm has announced that an all-new droid is set to make his debut in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” – meet C2-B5. Online series “The Star Wars Show” revealed that he is an imperial droid who, unlike droids under the rebels, is subject to frequent memory wipes. The character effectively looks like R2-D2 in better shape and with a black and chrome paint job.

The droid is not to be confused with K-2SO, voiced by Alan Tudyk. Seen in various promotional materials so far, that robot is an enforcer droid originally created for use in the Galactic Empire’s armed forces and has since been reprogrammed to serve the Alliance.

The Gareth Edwards-direcred “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will open in cinemas on December 16th.