New details have come to light about L3-37, the droid character portrayed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Solo: A Star Wars Story. One of the franchise’s trademark calling cards is placing robots in key supporting roles (often for comic relief), dating back to R2-D2 and C-3PO in the original six films. Lucasfilm made sure to continue the tradition with the new films during the Disney era, as evidenced by fan-favorites BB-8 and K-2SO in the sequel trilogy and Rogue One, respectively. Given how popular Star Wars‘ droids have been over the decades, it isn’t surprising the makers of Solo wanted a fun robot of their own.

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