That’s how he rolls…

Posted on 01. Nov, 2015 by in BB-8, Star Wars

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In June of 2014 Brian began filming on Star Wars The Force Awakens, having spent almost 12 months as puppeteer consultant for the film.  In a recent interview with Star Wars.com it was revealed that Brian performed the role of the newest droid in the Star wars saga BB-8.

This complicated puppet was a combination of animatronics, rod puppetry, CG removal, visual and practical effects wizardry.

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Working with fellow puppeteer Dave Chapman and Neal Scanlan’s brilliant CFX team, Brian brought this
endearing new character to a galaxy far, far away.   Shooting in the blistering heat of Abu Dhabi and London’s famous Pinewood studios, BB-8 has quickly become a fan favourite.

For a Star Wars fan of nearly 40 years, working alongside iconic characters from the original trilogy and new heroes and villains was a dream come true for Brian.

The Force Awakens is released world-wide on 17th December 2015 and only then will we get to see how BB-8 fits into the story.

For the full interview click HERE

For a sneak peek behind the scenes click HERE

For the full trailer click HERE

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