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SPECULATION Official BB-9 and BB-8 Episode VIII thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by Darth Walt, Sep 8, 2017.

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How is the owner of BB9?

  1. Captain Phasma

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  2. Kylo Ren

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  3. Snoke

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  4. General Hux

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  5. DJ

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  6. Other

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  1. Darth Walt

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    An official thread is a common thing in this forum...
    *Dramatic theme sounds*
    Luke has it...
    His nephew has it....
    His sister... has it.
    C-3PO has it.
    Even Porgs have it!

    BB units,
    You have that thread too...

    Time to talk about the BB-8 and BB-9.



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    Let's start with BB-8. What do we know so far?
    Very little. Only that BB-8 will appear next to his original owner: Poe Dameron. But will there be any major twist for the BB unit, other than being cute? Will him eventually fall on imperial hands?
    Perhaps we will see it split in two parts to accomplish a specific task (like when the Enterprise-D separates her saucer from the battle ship -- apologizes for the Star Trek reference, but it was necessary). And of course, this will have merchandising implications. "You bought the 1-piece BB-8 before the movie? Well, you should now buy the brand-new-upgraded BB-8 2-piece unit. When separated from the ball, the top semi-sphere will fly as drone. Order now before Christmas and pay only $399.99".

    And BB-9?
    All indicates that BB-9 would be a First Order droid, the evil version of BB-8.
    But wait, dear Star Wars, are you really doing this? So, the black droid is going to be the bad one and the orange-white one is going to be the good one? Sooner or later, someone may make this larger than needed.

    Questions about BB-9?
    Who owns him? Phasma? Kylo? Hux? Other?
    My guess is Phasma. Since Kylo plays opposite to Rey, Phasma would be opposite to Poe. In the trailer, the scene with hangar explosion suggest that Phasma and Poe (who was running beside BB-8). BB-9 may appear here as Phasma's new secret weapon.

    Will we see a BB-9 vs BB-8 fight?
    My hunch is that they will, in some form. And BB-9 would beat up BB-8, and leave us with a desire for a rematch that would eventually happen in Episode IX.
    Could they switch sides? With K2-SO, we saw an imperial droid that was reprogrammed by the rebels. Perhaps we could see the opposite: BB-8 being reprogrammed (by BB-9) to fight against the Resistance.

    So much that could happen between these two.

    What are your thoughts and predictions?
     
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    I like the reprogrammed angle.
     
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    This thread should also showcase the BLIPS cartoons that starwars.com puts out. They are fun.
     
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  4. Lady Rey

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    I don't think BB-9 will have a huge role, but it seems to be with Kylo, though who actually owns it, I don't know.
     
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    It's probably Kylo's. It's an astromech droid, so it will probably serve as a copilot. And Kylo is more likely to fly than Phasma.
    What I'm really curious about is BB9's "voice". Can they make the cute beeps of BB8 sound "evil" for this version? Maybe BB9 is completely silent, that would work because it would make it very creepy.
     
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    If you watch this cute clip, you can hear BB-9.

     
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    Maybe Rose. The Hasbro Rose FO disguise figure has been leaked. She comes with BB-8 and BB-9E
     
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    They created something cooler than the R2 units for the ST. I loved bb-8 and I am glad that will we see more BB units in the movie. They design is so cool.

    I guess we wont see Bb-9 to much in the movie but I think he is related to Kylo.
     
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    In Aftermath one of the interludes is a soldier reporting for therapy. As of his recovery he is paired with a droid. A ball with a rectangle on top. DJ might be a combat vet and he might have a PTSD companion droid.
     
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    I'm not the only one getting a Wall-E feel (and sound) from the blips, right? And that head jump BB-8 does sound a lot like the PIXAR lamp hopping about... :p

    Back on topic, given how well received BB-8 was in TFA, it'll be interesting to see how RJ treated his darkly painted cousin in TLJ. He's already said BB-8 will more or less be the Buster Keaton of the film (perhaps tongue-in-cheek, but I'm expecting a smart continuation of its comedic bits in TFA). Will he also provide light moments of humour, perhaps by reacting to Kylo/TFO? Or perhaps even being grumpier and belittling of stormtroopers if it does indeed turn out to be Kylo's BB unit?
     
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    No, you're not. In my opinion BB-9E sounds quite like Eve. Also, while I was rewatching Wall-E this week that Sequel Trilogy shares a lot of similarities in terms of how the world sounds and how it looks like. Thess similarities become quite obvious when you watch the credits - Wall-E's sound designer is none other than Ben Burtt. Moreover, Denis Muren and ILM have also done some work on Wall-E, what explains similar artstyles of both.

    I can definitely see a scene where BB-8 tries to befriend BB-9E and BB-9E scolds him for trying. It's going to try so hard to seem evil.
     
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    I would love a humorous moment between them in the movie, and since they mirror each other it would also be like a parody of Rey and Kylo Ren.
     
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    Im totally shipping them two
    BeeBee Ate Nine :)
     
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    Maybe that's the unexpected romance John was talking about, that Rian added as not being on par with Han/Leia. I'm not even joking. I could see Rian doing this. It would also be typical for a Disney movie.
     
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    Loooooove it!
    I think bb8 is a dude and bb9 a dudette
     
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    Remember this? The Salt and Pepper (Light and Dark) dogs kissing?

     
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    Lolz...that's funny...with that booklet bellow. Almost like trolling...
    Havent seen it before. Am not on twitter
     
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    Instagram haha and people thought it meant Rey and Kylo Ren, but I wonder if he was teasing about BB-9.
     
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    Does it matter?
    It clearly works :D
     
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    Rian is a fan of NYT crosswords. He used to do a lot of posts on them on Twitter.
     
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