Where’s R2D2 in Star Wars Episode IX?

I loved the new trailer but there’s an absence that fills me with a little dread for one of my favourite characters in the franchise – Where’s Artoo?

The only thing that I can think of is that after Luke’s passing in The Last Jedi he shut down (or worse), which I’m hoping isn’t true as he is such a classic character that has had little to no screen time in the sequels. Although his interaction with Luke in The Last Jedi is one of my favourites and the only time I see the old Luke back in the sequels.

On the plus side with the gang together in this one a lot more we’ll see lots of Chewbacca and Threepio.