All R2s Matter https://t.co/WCLVINpJkP
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 2, 2016
Meet C2-B5, a new character for the upcoming Star Wars prequel film “Rogue One.” Like R2-D2, it’s an astromech droid but there just one difference … C2-B5 works for the Empire…
— Star Wars (@starwars) September 1, 2016
And here come the race baiters who note that the “evil R2” just happens to be black:
— A.V. Newswire (@AV_Newswire) September 2, 2016
Did Star Wars really think libs wouldn’t go there?
Oh for crying out loud. https://t.co/Rycbz4AT3a
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) September 2, 2016
That race ain't gonna bait itself. https://t.co/ggiXe73NWY
— TheMoobinator (@manofmanychins) September 2, 2016
I want to say we've reached the nadir of SJW stupidity, but they'll say something stupider by tomorrow. https://t.co/D9gIBMuy5g
— Jamie Rose (@JamieAgathaRose) September 2, 2016
Or maybe this isn’t a race issue at all and Darth Vader was simply lonely and wanted a droid to match his outfit?
This just instills in my mind that Anakin loved R2 so much, so as Vader he just got a black one to fill the void. https://t.co/kbrbqoTCZv
— dead cappuccino (@babyanidala) September 2, 2016
Others speculated that maybe this was just R2 going through a goth or emo phase:
R2-D2 went goth https://t.co/1uQP3YwbCT
— jules (@juliettefinee) September 2, 2016
dope an emo r2d2 https://t.co/5dZy4Y4RMP
— doom (@handofdoommusic) September 1, 2016
C2-B5 only listens to techno https://t.co/LFiTHDobxW
— Callie Reiff (@CallieReiff) September 1, 2016
Maybe the next R2 will be available in Rose Gold?
Next year, Disney will introduce the Rose Gold J3-D4 https://t.co/xyF6r33eC8
— Miguel de Icaza (@migueldeicaza) September 2, 2016
Keep in mind, we don’t know if C2-B5 is evil at all. In this official “Star Wars Show” video (fast fwd. to about 2:10), we learn that Imperial astromech droids are subjected to “frequent memory wipes” to keep them subservient:
Our prediction? He’s the hero of the film.