If you’ve been around the galaxy for as long as R2D2, you’re bound to look a little worse for wear. By the time we see Star Wars Episode VII, the little astromech looks as if he’s been through hell and back. I guess you can really say that he has, when you consider he’s seen the rise and fall of The Empire.

Below, are the first pictures of R2D2 and a little insight from Anthony Daniels on his character, C3PO. Daniels offers a little insight on just what his character will be like in the new films and how he would retire.

“I think he would go on. Getting spare parts, getting surgery,” Daniels said. “And I think the people around him, humans and droids alike, would help because he would become part of their daily lives, part of their environment. They wouldn’t want to let him go. You know, I’m a great do-it-yourself person at home. I mend pretty much anything I can, whether it’s melting plastic with a hot skewer from the stove because the plastic is cracked, or with my glue gun mending this or that, or cannibalizing a part from something else that I kept in the workshop. I will keep objects going. I’m not from the throw-away culture, I’m from the make-and-mend culture. Threepio is nice to have around. I think he would go on and on and on.”

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is written by Lawrence Kasdan and is directed by J. J. Abrams. The film is due out December 18th, 2015 and will star: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Gweondoline Christie, Max von Sydow, Crystal Clarke, Pip Anderson, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.