Recent star wars news is starting to suggest that the popular, droid BB-8, is getting a friend in the upcoming "Episode IX." Making Star Wars first reported the news, which stemmed from a recent Disney marketing meeting. According to a Reddit user, the new droid will be a sidekick to BB-8, and is named "Dio." There is a possibility that the droid's name could actually be "D-O."

Making Star Wars said that the Pinewood Studio executives said the droid is an ugly duckling, treating BB-8 as a parent and became attached to him. Disney executives make it seem that BB-8 ended up interfacing with this robot in the past.

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BB-8 has become one of the popular characters in the new trilogy

The droid was one of the first characters, for "The Force Awakens," that fans saw. The film also brought back C-3PO and R2-D2. Some of the best moments in the original and prequel trilogies came from the dynamic between those two droids. However, this new trilogy focused on BB-8 and its interaction with humans.

In "The Last Jedi" we were introduced to the First Order's BB-9E, and fans were expecting to see a droid throwdown between it and BB-8, but sadly, the evil droid only had a brief appearance.

BB-8 is rumored to be getting a droid pal. [Image source: Nicvoid - YouTube]
BB-8 is rumored to be getting a droid pal. [Image source: Nicvoid - YouTube]

While these new details have surfaced, about the droid pal, it doesn't reveal much about the storyline, other than what we saw at the end of "The Last Jedi." We still don't know which hero BB-8 and his new pal will follow around. Though this new character is sure to bring some fun to the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga.

Star Wars Battlefront game had character similar to Dio

Comic Book has noted that Battlefront fans have pointed out that Dio is the name of the droid from the Battlefront 2 campaign.

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Players and fans, on the other hand, have pointed out that the description, of the two characters, differs. Dio does not have a cone-shaped head in the video game's campaign mode.

This could mean that we end up with a completely new droid in the upcoming "Episode IX." It could have the same name or they could use a codename for the friendly droid, to keep the real name a secret. Star Wars executives have relied on codenames, plenty of times, as they filmed their Movies over the years.

The cast of "Star Wars: Episode IX" includes Star Wars alumni Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher. Star Wars has also welcomed new additions to the Star Wars family which include Naomi Ackie, Richard Grant, Dominic Monaghan, Matt Smith, and Keri Russell.

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