When Star Wars: The Last Jedi debuts in December, it is set to bring even more new characters and creatures into the expansive fictional universe. And according to a new rumor, that could include an adorable meet up involving fan-favorite droid R2-D2.
Potential spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi below!
Making Star Wars' editor-in-chief, Jason Ward, is reporting that a scene in The Last Jedi will include a bit of a Porg, a species of bird that is said to be featured in the film, sitting on R2-D2's head.
"There is a moment in The Last Jedi," the site's anonymous source explains, "where one of the porgs lands on Artoo's head and it is absolutely adorable."
Fans have already heard quite a bit about Porgs, which will share the planet of Ahch-To with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Early reports indicated that the penguin-like birds will be a sacred part of the planet's ecosystem, and will be brought to life via a complex puppetry system.
Making Star Wars enlisted a concept artist to draw what the meeting between the Porg and R2-D2 could look like, in an image you can see below.
As of now, there's no indication that the interaction between R2-D2 and the Porgs will actually be seen in The Last Jedi, but its certainly plausible. And either way, it's a pretty cute concept.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.