Friday, 1 May 2015

Star Wars - BB-8

Who's looking forward to Star Wars VII - The Force Awakens? Personally I'm like a giddy child and I can't wait. And like many others, I loved the unveiling of the working BB-8 rolling droid at the Star Wars Celebration event hosted by J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. I was impressed that so much effort has gone into creating such a fantastic practical effect. 

BB-8 & R2-D2

As much as I admire well crafted CGI, I think this is awesome. But I have my own theories that BB-8 may be more practical than they are letting on. I made a slight alteration to the image of BB-8 to show what I think is really going on.

Warwick Davis is BB-8
Joking aside, I can't wait for this movie. It has such a terrific cast. Beside the formidable original trilogy cast members, we have the hugely talented John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and many more rising stars. I'm especially looking forward to seeing Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis. And of course, Warwick Davis.