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[Movies] R2-D2 Officially Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode VII
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.19.2013



Lucasfilm has confirmed that R2D2 will be in Star Wars: Episode VII. The studio has released a statement revealing that Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples, the two people who are not J.J. Abrams or Kathleen Kennedy in the below pic (posted last week), have been hired to build droids for the upcoming film. The two are members of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club.

Steeples said, "It all started when Kathleen Kennedy toured the R2-D2 Builders area at Celebration Europe this past summer in Germany. She posed for pictures with us, looked at all the droids we'd built and was very complimentary. I mentioned that the R2-D2 Builders in the UK were available if required, as a semi-joke. When I was contacted to work on the film by [executive producer] Jason McGatlin, it was on her recommendation."

Towersley added, "We know the pressures of filming, prepping, and being able to assure reliability throughout the shoot. We have a good knowledge of Artoo, with a large stock of parts for reference and drawings, plus we know what is involved throughout the whole building process, as well as potential problems we need to avoid."

The film will release on December 18th, 2015.






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