We speculated about this in the early days, the n the droid builders at Celebration seemed to confirm BB-8 was a "He", but now we are being told BB-8 is a lady...
It seems fitting as the new Star Wars is empowering more and more female characters, that the little droid at the centre of it all is strong female also.
Word comes from Mirror.co.uk and Im guessing we won't know for sure until December, but it would make sense. Daisy Ridley's Rey appears to be the Luke of the new trilogy and Luke and a gender specific droid in the form of R2-D2, so why wouldn't Rey have a faithful female sidekick droid?
Now I have one question for you: What will BB-8 be called in the movie? If C-3PO goes by Threepio and R2-D2 goes by the nickname Artoo, can we expect this new lady droid to be called BeBe? Leave you thoughts in the comments below.
And remember. nobody puts BeBe in the corner.
Thank you for reading,