Artoo is back! Everyone’s favorite astromech droid is the first confirmed cast member for Star Wars: Episode VII – and fans are playing a role in his return to the big screen!

Lee Towersey and Oliver Steeples are Star Wars fans and members of the R2-D2 Builders Club, and they are now part of the Creature Effects team for Episode VII. Producer Kathleen Kennedy saw their work in action at Celebration Europe this past summer and, on her recommendation, they now have jobs that most Star Wars fans only dream about.

You can read the rest of the story over on the Official Star Wars Blog.

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