A new Star Wars comicbook has revealed that the adorable little ball-droid BB-8, at one point had a girlfriend.
As The Last Jedi draws ever nearer, there’s a lot of news: fervent speculation about Snoke and Rey, actor Mark Hamill comparing Episode VIII’s filming to that of A New Hope, a new image of Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, the announcement that Benicio del Toro’s character, DJ, will be getting a comicbook spin-off – and now, the surreal thought that BB-8 has a love life.
The latest issue of the on-going Poe Dameron comic has introduced a new droid named Ivee. This new droid comes to find BB-8, and explains to Poe that she has repaired his X-Wing “for Beebee” – the droids then go off together, leaving Poe to put two and two together, saying “Huh. Good for you, pal.”
PSA: BB-8 canonically has a girlfriend named Ivee, so start yer fanfics pic.twitter.com/PGjvWplT4y
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) October 20, 2017
The comic’s writer Charles Soule responded to this tweet, further teasing the droids’ bond by tweeting the words, “Relationship status: It’s complicated.”
Poe Dameron #20: Legend Found, Part 1 is out now.