MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 30: An R2D2 droid attends Manchester Comic Con at Bowlers Exhibition Centre on July 30, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images)
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It's Now Star Wars Canon That R2-D2 Is A Foul-Mouthed Little Droid
According to the late Chewbacca actor, Peter Mayhew, and the comic book, “Star Wars” #13 from 2015, R2-D2 is telling everyone to f*&@ *^% with all of his beeps, boops, and whirrs. This little astromech droid has helped to save the galaxy several times over, and deserves praise, but someone should wash out his gears with some droid-safe soap.
As it turns out, the fact that R2-D2 curses up a storm when he spits out those adorable little noises is actually canon in the world of "Star Wars." In the original script for "A New Hope," which was revealed on Twitter in 2016 by original Chewbacca actor, the late Peter Mayhew, R2-D2 spoke in "a flurry of electronic swearing."
In the 2015 comic book "Star Wars" #13 by Jason Aaron and Mike Deodato, Triple-Zero, Doctor Aphra’s own little droid buddy, speaks droid and has quite the reaction, saying, "My, what language. He certainly is a foul-mouthed little astromech. I wonder if he's capable of backing up such talk?" He may be a big old potty-mouthed droid, but R2-D2 is also the best droid out there — and he always ^$&*#@*% will be.