Friday, February 1, 2019

BB-8 Has Wrapped Filming For 'Episode IX'

By: Dominic Jones

Production is winding down on Star Wars Episode IX at Pinewood Studios, with all the scenes featuring a major character having been completed today.  That character: BB-8.  Puppeteer Brian Herring, who has performed BB-8 on set for all three installments of the sequel trilogy took to Twitter today to announce that the droid had wrapped all his scenes on the upcoming film.  BB-8 is the second major character (and second droid) to wrap, with C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels also having finished all his scenes.

Herring tweeted,

Herring & BB-8 on the set of The Last Jedi
Ever since he rolled out on stage at Star Wars Celebration in April 2015, BB-8 has been a fan favourite and one of the icons of the new films. Given his iconic status, with all the BB-8 scenes having been shot, it's really starting to sink in that the sequel trilogy is winding down.  Fortunately, this just the beginning of the end and there's a lot more fun to be in the hype and lead up to Episode IX's release later this year.

Star Wars Episode IX hit theaters on December 20th, 2019.  The film is directed by JJ Abrams, with a script by Abrams and Chris Terio.  The film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams, Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackie, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie Fisher.

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