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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015) Movie Featurette: BB-8

BB-8 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Movie Featurette “BB-8” Has Been Released. J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015movie featurette entitled “BB-8” has been released in anticipation of the film’s release.

In the featurette, J.J. Abrams speaks about his childhood memories regarding Star Wars, and how everything seemed practical and ‘real’. He speaks about seeing R2-D2 and C-3PO, and how “there was no doubt it was a physical and tangible and real thing. You knew it when you saw the movie.”

This brings him the main focus of the featurette – BB-8. It was “real important to make BB-8 as real as possible.”

John Boyega says, “BB-8 is so charismatic, a little bit feisty, I’m starting to wonder whether R2-D2 is a distant cousin.”

Oscar Isaac speaks about BB-8’s design, calling it “ingenious, because it feels like I’ve seen it before. It feels like its familiar in a Star Wars universe. But its not. Its completely new.”

Neal Scanlan, head of Creature Shop, tells the story of how J.J. Abrams sketched BB-8 on a napkin and that’s how the preliminary stages of design began.

Daisy Ridley mentions how BB-8 was a real character whom she’d have scenes with, and she was nervous to do so.

J.J. Abrams mentions how Daisy Ridley and John Boyega look at BB-8 as a co-star.

Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens featurette and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in U.S. theatres on December 18, 2015. For more Star Wars: The Force Awakens information, videos, photos, and reviews, visit our Star Wars: The Force Awakens Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on TwitterTumblrGoogle+or “like” us on Facebook for quick updates.

Sources: Slashfilm, IMDb

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