Since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, BB-8 has most definitely become a fan favourite. Apparently this just doesn’t stop with the fans, but also the crew working on Episode IX acording to Cinema Blend.

The Star Wars franchise is massively iconic, as is each frame, location, and character of George Lucas’ epic space opera. You can’t have Star Wars without droids, with characters like R2-D2 and C-3PO having delighted generations of fans and decades of blockbusters. The current Star Wars trilogy brought a trio of new human heroes, as well as one robotic one: the always adorable BB-8. Poe Dameron’s droid is basically live, rolling merchandise, and was able to capture the hearts of Star Wars fans from the moment he popped up in the opening sequence of The Force Awakens. BB-8 will be back to finish the trilogy with J.J. Abrams’ untitled Episode IX, and the lead puppeteer celebrating being back on set with a sweet message to the fans.

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