It's three months until 'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' opens on December 17. Marc Fennell talks to the makers of the real-life R2D2, the BB8 bot.
SBS Movies

17 Sep 2015 - 5:36 PM  UPDATED 17 Sep 2015 - 12:36 PM

This is the droid you’re looking for: BB8. It is slated to be the new R2D2 when the next Stars Wars movie,The Force Awakens, which opens in Australia on December 17.

But BB8 differs from his predecessor in that he’s actually real. When Lucasfilm and Disney wanted to make a real life working droid, they went to a small Colorado company called Sphero.

Marc Fennell spoke to the chief operating officer Jim Booth to find out how you build a droid.

Watch the The Feed's story:

Read more

Ben Mendelsohn and Mads Mikkelsen cast in 'Star Wars: Rogue One'
The cast image for 'Star Wars: Rogue One' has been released and the director of 'Star Wars: Episode IX' announced as Colin Trevorrow ('Jurassic World').
Watch the New 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Trailer
The new footage gives fans their first glimpse of Han Solo and Chewbacca.

See more SBS Movies news

12 Venice Festival films to watch out for
Here are our movie picks from the 2015 Venice International Film Festival.