Lucasfilm is taking a big step this year by giving us our first live-action show with Star Wars: The Mandalorian, and there have been some descriptions of the new aliens and droids that we’ll be seeing in the film. Back then it was rumored that the movie will have a fighting astro droid complete with limbs, and now a new droid has been spotted and we have a rough look at what it could look like in the film.
This comes from Reddit:
This was also the description that was posted on r/StarWarsLeaks:
The head is of a R4 astromech with an antennae. The R4 head is attached to a very small, non-astromech body, standing on long, thin, inverted legs with bird-like feet, and two small arms shown holding a tray. Mounted to the the back of the small body is a bucket. The droid appears to be quite tall (at least average human heigh, perhaps even taller). There are some similarities to this image that Making Star Wars put out a while back, but the shape and specifics are different.
With the sequel trilogy introducing all new droids and aliens, I’m sure there are some people who would be happy to see some more familiar faces onscreen. Granted that this series is said to take place a few years after Return of the Jedi, it would make sense that a lot of things from that era would still be around.
Besides the fighting astro droid and this one, we also have confirmation that an IG-series droid will be in the show as well, and it looks to be voiced by Taika Waititi. We don’t know if it’s the same IG-88 from Empire Strikes Back, but it would be cool if it was.
Catch Star Wars: The Mandalorian when it comes out on Disney’s streaming service sometime this year.