Here’s a fun question for you: how many evil droids have there been in the Star Wars universe? There was the interrogation droid that tortured Dr. Leia in the original Star Wars; IG-88 and the jet-black C-3PO unit in The Empire Strikes Back; and a handful of trade federation robots in the Star Wars prequels, as well as K-2SO (sorta) in Rogue One. Come to think of it, while both Death Stars have always had a bunch of R2 and MSE units wandering around in the background, the Star Wars series has always been a little short on recognizable droid baddies.
It’s a Minion world, and we’re all just living in it. The little pill-shaped yellow critters have left an indelible imprint on the cultural mainstream, for better (footage not found) or for worse (try googling “minions memes,” I dare you). Kids and adults alike have latched onto the phenomenon with an uncommon enthusiasm, and now the numbers reflect the totality with which the Despicable Me universe has permeated modern life. In the seven brief years since Illumination Entertainment loosed the original Despicable Me on an innocent populace, the franchise has grown into the largest of its kind — the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time.
Archer bosses wasted little time in warning that Season 8’s Dreamland reboot might not last, and Season 9 is now a tale all its own. Executive producer Matt Thompson confirms that Archer Season 9 will relocate to Danger Island in 1939, refreshing its character relationships once more...
Few would deny Archer took the creative route of dealing with its incapacitated lead by a trip to Dreamland, but will the ninth, or potentially final season bring us back to real life? According to creator Adam Reed, Season 9 may pick up with yet another new theme.