The sun is slowly setting on principal photography for Star Wars: Episode IX. Last week we learned that C-3PO wrapped shooting on the film and now comes the news that BB-8 has finished as well.
The news comes courtesy of Brian Herring’s personal Twitter account. The Star Wars: Episode IX puppeteer tweeted out yesterday that the little droid that could’s journey had officially come to an end after five long years:
“Today was a wrap on BB-8. The last 5 years have been an amazing ride. Thanks to
@jjabrams, Kathleen, Neal, #teamBB8 especially Dave and the entire cast & crew for the time of my life. Few people get to live the dream. Thank you. #StarWars #IX #puppeteer #BB8 #StarWarsEpisodeIX“
You can check out the tweet for yourself below:
Today was a wrap on BB-8. The last 5 years have been an amazing ride. Thanks to @jjabrams, Kathleen, Neal, #teamBB8 especially Dave and the entire cast & crew for the time of my life. Few people get to live the dream. Thank you. #StarWars #IX #puppeteer #BB8 #StarWarsEpisodeIX pic.twitter.com/Oxa8n1oHu2
— Brian Herring BB-FullyVaccine-8-ed (@BrianHezza) February 1, 2019
It is a touching farewell and while we cannot possibly know at this junction the little droid’s fate the finale of Star Wars: Episode IX, we will go ahead and say that we hope it gets the rest it deserves after saving the galaxy.
What do you make of this news and how do you feel about the BB-8 droid? Are you a fan? Are you expecting big things from it in Star Wars Episode IX? Hit us up in the comments below and let us know your thoughts!
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be released in theaters on December 19, 2019.