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April 01, 2015

‘Star Wars’: R2-D2 looks for love in fan-made short film

Posted in: Movies,Video

The now-iconic “Star Wars” droid R2-D2 takes a page from Pixar’s lovestruck robot Wall-E in a new fan-made short film.

Artoo in Love,” from director Evan Atherton, depicts the android and the unlikely object of his affections — a blue mailbox.

The mailbox, wearing an enormous, pink hairbow, does what mailboxes do while R2-D2 woos her (it?) with picnic lunches, caricatures and even a movie night, projecting a romantic scene between Han Solo and Princess Leia from the “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Though we’d like to think that the clever little droid who helped take down the Galactic Empire would be able to tell the difference between a mailbox and true love, the short film is about as cute as an Ewok.

Check it out above and let us know what you think in the comments.

Meanwhile, the Star Wars Celebration fan expo is set to kick off in Anaheim next month, and a slate of new “Star Wars” films are in the works, with “The Force Awakens” opening in December.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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