The Star Wars Show: New Rogue One Droid Revealed, Rayne Roberts Interview, and More

C2-B5In this week’s episode:

Peter and (Holo) Andi exclusively reveal the all-new C2-B5 astromech droid from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Rayne Roberts of the Lucasfilm Story Group discusses Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One, an inside look at the Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two Blu-ray and DVD release, puppies take over and much, much more on The Star Wars Show!




But Wait, There’s More!

Earlier today, WIRED had a toy piece reveal of some all-new Hasbro toy sets. Take a look at who pops up in one of the preview photos below.


Imperial AT-ACT Playset

By far the largest of these toys is a set with the new AT-ACT, or all-terrain armored cargo transport. According to the box, it’s “a larger version of the standard combat AT-AT … [featuring] a dedicated cargo bed for the transportation of heavy building materials or combat munitions. It was deployed at major Imperial construction projects, such as shipyards and sprawling research installations.” Considering Jyn Erso’s father Galen is supposedly a scientist who sends the Rebel Alliance information about the Empire’s Death Star weapons test, that might give clues as to what is going on in that giant beach battle in the Rogue One trailers. The set also comes with figures for Sergeant Jyn Erso, an Imperial AT-ACT Driver, and an as-yet unexplained new all-black astromech droid, C2-B5.




One has to wonder what role the little droid will play (if any) with our hero Jyn Erso or even the Empire?


Interesting stuff indeed!


Stay tuned for more official news next week.


Source: Star Wars on YouTube



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14 thoughts on “The Star Wars Show: New Rogue One Droid Revealed, Rayne Roberts Interview, and More

  • September 1, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Wonder if C2 will be the R2 of Rogue One as it is carrying the plans for the Death Star.

    • September 1, 2016 at 5:45 am

      Or… what if C2 is actually R2 in disguise?

  • September 1, 2016 at 1:17 am

    The black astrotech is the droid Jonny Ive from Apple

    • September 1, 2016 at 4:18 am

      R2 painted black.

      • September 2, 2016 at 3:46 am


  • September 1, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Love black astromech droids

  • September 1, 2016 at 1:51 am

    I’m frustrated. why do they make a contest open only for US, AUS and NZ? Not necessarily entries from people that have english as their first language are the best! This is not fair. I will become a movie director and direct a Star Wars movie for the sole reason to punch it in the face of that jerk that dcided this rule. Star Wars isn’t just for US. If I must say, we here in Europe (and even nore in western europe) are HUGE fans of Star Wars. I’m pretty sure many in Asia are the same.

    • September 1, 2016 at 3:18 am

      Probably legal reasons beyond their control.

      • September 1, 2016 at 1:57 pm

        what kind of legal reasons can they be?

        • September 1, 2016 at 2:57 pm

          Well, different countries have different restrictions and rules about contests and maybe that’s why. Hell, in the U.S., some STATES have different rules and are often excluded from contests like this.

  • September 1, 2016 at 4:36 am

    I’m so glad that it’s C2 and not R2 (although it does appear to be an R2 astromech) because I always wondered how the heck these droids were all around the galaxy and somehow 2 letter/digit suffix was enough to distinguish ALL of them. That opens the door to A2’s and F2’s! I haven’t seen anywhere else in the current canon this has happened.

  • September 1, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Apparently we can’t have a SW film without R2… or an R2 look alike.

    • September 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      I’m pretty sure he won’t be in the film for too long.

    • September 1, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Not surprised that we’d see these type units around. There was a black glossy unit like this in ROTJ, perhaps even the other ones if I look closer.

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