The brand new Star Wars TV series created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian, may feature the droid, R5-D4 from A New Hope. Set to debut on Disney’s upcoming streaming platform, Disney Plus, the series will take place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens possibly allowing fans to learn about what happened to the droid following its debut.
After using his Instagram account to tease the return of the fan-favorite bounty hunter IG-88 from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Favreau is at it again. This time, the Iron Man director has once again shared an image from the set of the Disney Plus series, an image that teases the return of a character from the original Star Wars film, the droid known as R5-D4. Check out the image below:
Star Wars fans will remember the droid in Episode IV after the Jawas attempted to sell it to Owen Lars, but it intentionally malfunctioned so that R2-D2 could be picked instead. Sadly, the image doesn’t reveal anything more about the involvement of the droid in the show. Regardless, the photo sparked a conversation among fans with regard to what can they expect from R5-D4’s appearance.
Outside of these small teases, little is actually known about Favreau’s The Mandalorian. With the television series well into production, don’t be surprised if Disney unveils a first trailer, as well as an official release date, during this year’s Star Wars Celebration, which takes place April 11 to 15 in Chicago.