There have been no major plot revelations or leaks, no title announcements, no official photos. We know actors like Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Matt Smith joined the cast, but we have no idea who they’re playing. We know Carrie Fisher will be back as Leia thanks to previously unused footage shot for
Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go. Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part. #IX pic.twitter.com/FOfnGwVut5
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) August 1, 2018
One thing we
Puppeteer Brian Herring took to Twitter Friday to reveal that production has wrapped on our favorite little ball droid. The character first made a major impression at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim ahead of
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 (@BrianHezza) February 1, 2019
As sad as it is to think about BB-8 being done, there’s no way his story ends here. He’ll live on in cartoons and books, and will probably turn up in future live action films as well. Who knows, maybe a BB-8 TV series will even make its way onto Disney+ eventually. We can only hope.
So long for now, BB-8, and thanks for all the beeps.