Droids play an important role in the Star Wars films. They're often seen in the background doing different tasks. Of course we know how crucial both R2-D2 and C-3PO were to the Rebel Alliance. The droids may 'live' to serve their masters, but not all of them will always put them before their personal needs.
Meet Chopper, a lazy and cranky astromech droid.
Chopper is a new character in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series.
"If Artoo is the family dog,” said Dave Filoni, executive producer of the show, “Chopper is the cat." Chopper is an essential crew member of the Ghost, tasked with keeping the starship running and operable for its band of heroes. In reality, thanks to his many “unique” upgrades and customizations, no other alien, human, or droid could handle the job.
The design of Chopper, a.k.a. C1-10P, takes cues from early Ralph McQuarrie concept art for R2-D2, especially the expressive arms that fold out of his head. As "Star Wars Rebels" takes place four years prior to the events of "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope," Chopper’s retro look creates an aesthetic continuity with droids of the original trilogy.
Check out this behind the scenes video to find out more.
Star Wars Rebels is set to premiere in fall of 2014. The first episode will be a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.