Prior to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was reported that R2-KT, the droid created in honor of Katie Johnson, would appear somewhere in the movie.


Where did R2-KT appear in the movie?

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    Not 100% sure, but I believe on Jakku there was a cart being pulled by some scavenger and it contained two R2 droids. Only might have been R2-KT but it was a serious “blink and you might miss it”moment in the film. In general my feeling is the level of “viral” marketing Disney engaged in for this film was quite pervasive in ways that I don’t feel were completely honest or in good faith. But that is a whole other rant. And yes, I know what marketing is about but anyway… My 2 cents on this. Take it for what you will. – JakeGould Dec 18 '15 at 6:15
  • The girl's name is Katie Johnson, by the way. Her father is Albin Johnson. gktw.org/starwars – Brian Kendig Dec 20 '15 at 13:09
  • Whoops, thanks. it was late and my brain started smashing names together. – phantom42 Dec 20 '15 at 14:13
  • @phantom42 : Please see updates to my answer below. – Praxis Dec 24 '15 at 0:54

R2-KT appeared...

...in the last 10 to 12 minutes of the film, in the bottom right corner of the screen, at the resistance base...

...after the destruction of Starkiller Base but before Rey leaves to find Luke.

There may be another appearance, but this is the only one I managed to catch.

Update : R2-KT appears 3 times (!)

Journalist Becki Hawkes of The Telegraph enlisted the aide of the Twitterverse to catalogue all the instances of R2-KT in The Force Awakens. Apparently, the droid appears 3 times:

  • Behind Poe Dameron’s ship during the scene in which he runs towards Finn (we were obviously too distracted by their joyful reunion to notice)

  • A second time, at the [Resistance] base, on the lower right hand side of the screen

  • At the [Resistance] base at the end of the film, when a injured fighter is being loaded on to a transporter

The third instance above is the one that I originally mentioned.

  • I looked for her too, and I also think I saw her in this scene: at the very end of the film, as the Falcon takes off, there's a cut to a shot of a crowd waving farewell. I think I saw R2-KT at the very right of this crowd, but the shot pans in and she is very quickly out of frame. – Brian Kendig Dec 20 '15 at 13:06
  • @Brian : Yes, that's the scene I'm referring to. :-) – Praxis Dec 20 '15 at 23:42

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