44. R2-D2 Was Originally Supposed To Speak English
R2-D2 has remained one of the most adorable characters in any film, as he doesn’t say a word but has more personality than most of the actors in the prequel films.
That wasn’t always going to be the case though. In the early developments of A New Hope, George Lucas originally envisioned R2 speaking english and being sarcastic comic relief. That never ended up happening, and we’re going to be eternally thankful for that decision by Lucas.
A bonus fact here is that the trash-talking R2 was used in the Family Guy parody when Cleveland Brown took on the role. While fans like to blast Lucas for changing things about his franchise, this is one example of an alteration that no one can say a negative peep about.
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