Kenny Baker is a British actor best known for his role as the astromech droid R2-D2 in all six live-action Star Wars films. He also portrayed the Ewok Paploo in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It is not known if he will return to the role of R2-D2 for Star Wars Episode VII and the rest of the sequel trilogy, but he has expressed interest in returning.
Involvement in upcoming projectsEdit
It is not yet known if either R2-D2 or Kenny Baker will return for Star Wars Episode VII, the rest of the sequel trilogy, or any other projects such as spinoff films. However, Baker does hope to return. The actor said, "I don't know if I will be part of it, but [the return of Star Wars] is very good for the industry as a whole, the filmmakers down at Pinewood. They've got some specialists down there, the guys using woodchippers, makig sets, electricians, designers, they've got a gang of them, a really good team, so it will be good for them."