Despite most information about the new film being kept tightly under wraps, Star Wars fans can officially get excited for the return of the adorable BB-8, who will be coming back for Star Wars: Episode IX.
Herring tweeted, "1st day of shooting for the little guy!
1st shooting day for the little guy! So excited to be ‘rolling’ once again with @jjabrams and all the gang far, far away! Here’s to a fantastic shoot. #StarWars #IX #BB8 #puppeteer pic.twitter.com/Uoy4rb6XKA— Brian Herring (@BrianHezza) August 7, 2018
Though many fans' droid love for R2-D2 can't be replaced, BB-8 has definitely carved a rollerball sized place in the Star Wars franchise, so fans are excited to know we'll be seeing more of him next film.
We were able to see R2-D2 light up again to reunite with Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, so hopefully he'll have at least another feature in Episode IX.
Filming for Episode IX began last week and in addition to BB-8, other returning cast members include: