As principal photography on Star Wars: Episode IX moves closer to its expected completion, another actor has finished filming his part for the eagerly anticipated sequel.
Jimmy Vee, who portrays the beloved astromech droid R2-D2, shared on his Twitter account that he has wrapped on filming including a behind-the-scenes photo with companion C-3PO from 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens thanking actor Anthony Daniels for the experience.
Vee replaced original R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker starting with the 2015 film due to Baker's ailing health, with Baker serving as an on-set consultant. Baker passed away in 2016, leaving Vee to reprise the role for The Last Jedi and this year's sequel.
News of Vee completing filming comes two weeks after Daniels announced he had wrapped filming his part in the film, reprising his role as C-3PO.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is scheduled to open on December 20.