STAR WARS: R2-D2 Where Are You?

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Ask any Star Wars actor who is the hardest character to work with and you'll get the same answer every time. R2-D2! And you want to know why? Because he keeps holding up filming as he has a habit of rolling off into other productions in between takes. Very frustrating!
"R2-D2 where are you?"
C-3PO is looking for him, but as these 8 examples show, R2 sure gets around...


Star Trek (2009) 
There's R2 floating amongst some space debris seen out of the Enterprise's main view-screen.

And that's not the only time the little Droid found his way into Star Trek...


Star Trek Into Darkness
In the 2013 Star Trek sequel, R2 is sucked out into space when the Vengeance fires on the Enterprise while both ships are flying along at warp speed.

Anyone would think director J.J. Abrams had a thing for Star Wa.... Oh, wait!


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
In a blink and you'll miss it moment, R2 has a cameo in the worst of all the Transformer movies. There he is flying through the air during a desert battle.

Don't worry, you're not expected to sit through Revenge of the Fallen to double check this happened. I wouldn't even wish that on my enemies!


Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Surely this must be the very first non-Star Wars film R2 found his way into? Close Encounters was released just 6 months after Star Wars, and there's the little fella, just hanging around upside down on the underside of the alien ship.


The Goonies
Threepio's getting closer, but that cheeky little droid is hiding out on the deck of the Inferno. He's got himself all dirty too.


Transformers: Victory
Ah, now there's the droid I was looking for!

This 1989 Transformers animated series already has a lot going for it, namely Michael Bay not being involved, but as we can see R2's reunited with his service droid pal, and you can look out for the familiar duo making their way across the screen in the episode Battle Up Of Anger.


Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Indiana Jones franchise has featured numerous Star Wars Easter eggs, and here's one with our favourite astromech droid. If you look closely when Indy’s in the Well of Souls you’ll see R2-D2 and C-3PO amongst the Egyptian hieroglyphics.

We're not done with Raiders yet...


In the same scene, on the back wall there's a bigger hieroglyph of Princess Leia uploading the plans to the Death Star into R2-D2, with C-3PO standing there like his usual busy body self. Getting in the way and being all tall and stuff.

It's no wonder R2 keeps rolling off. But where will he turn up next?

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