R2D2 is coming BACK! Hooray!

A photo's just made its way online via Twitter presenting a very happy JJ Abrams alongside the world's most favourite chubby robot. Obviously this leads us to believe that yes, R2 is indeed making reprising his role in Episode VII. This would mean the robot would then have appeared in each new film since the original in 1977. Can't really do a Star Wars flick without him now, can you? Nope, that would be ludicrous.

"Hi from the workshop! #StarWarsVII" said Bad Robot's Twitter account.

One question remains: who will be cast to make those signature beeps and noises?

December 18th, 2015, watch this space!