While Kenny Baker will forever hold a dear place in all Star Wars Fans hearts after his passing in 2016, eventually someone would have to fill those big shoes in future films. Now the rumors have been confirmed and Jimmy Vee (Doctor Who, Pan) will Beep & Boop in future Star Wars films starting with Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Through his agency Oh So Small, Vee sent out this confirmation message to fans:
It’s been an absolute pleasure to have worked alongside the legendary Kenny Baker. Kenny was a fantastic actor and taught me all the ‘tricks’ on how he brought R2-D2 to life which I will continue to portray in his honour. I’m so excited to be a part of the Star Wars universe and can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working so hard on for the last year.