Star Wars' BB-9E Is the Evil BB-8 We Never Knew We Needed

When BB-8 first hit the scene in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, we thought droids had reached peak cuteness.

Now that we've spotted BB-9E, we're not so sure.

BB-9E is set to appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. The only reason we know about its existence this early is that Sphero, the company behind the awesomely realistic BB-8 droid, made its own version of BB-9E that goes on sale later this week.

BB-8 Sphero Droid

(via Sphero)

While BB-8 was an adorable rounded droid with bright orange and white colors, BB-9E is essentially its evil twin. It has the same rounded body, but his head has sharper edges, and its black and silver color scheme makes us wish Darth Vader were still around so the two could walk—or roll—side-by-side. Plus, you can't ignore that ominous glowing red eye.

Skip ahead to the 1:00 mark to see Sphero's BB-9E in action.

According to director Rian Johnson, they even had a very special nickname for the new droid on the set of the movie.

We didn't know this was possible, but we're now even more excited for The Last Jedi to hit theaters on Dec. 15. In the meantime, we really hope to see a trailer or two featuring our new fave, BB-9E.

BB-8 Sphero Droid sunset

(via Sphero)


If BB-8 is still No. 1 in your heart, click HERE to find out what we thought of Sphero's BB-8 robot.