'Star Wars': Jimmy Vee Takes Over as R2-D2

Jimmy Vee will take over as the iconic Star Wars droid R2-D2.

Vee, 57, plays the lovable little guy in The Last Jedi, due out in December.

The actor is stepping in for Kenny Baker, who died last year at the age of 81. Baker played R2-D2 since the franchise's first installment, A New Hope, released in 1977.

Vee did some work in 2015's Force Awakens, but all credit went to Baker.

Vee has appeared in such works as Harry Potter and Doctor Who.

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Published at February 14, 2017

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