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It's official: There's a new R2-D2

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Watch out, Threepio: there’s a new R2-D2 in town.

Scottish actor Jimmy Vee is the guy inside everyone’s favorite astromech droid in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Lucasfilm has confirmed to Mashable

Vee replaced Kenny Baker, the original Artoo from 1977 through 2015, when The Last Jedi was filmed in the UK and Ireland last year. Baker was 81 and infirm at the time; he died during filming. 

Vee’s casting in the Force Awakens sequel was something of an open secret. Not only did UK tabloids say that Vee would be stepping into Baker’s shoes as early as December 2015, but Vee himself has been retweeting Star Wars-related tweets from his fellow cast members, including Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill, for more than a year.  Read more…

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