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Beth Richwine, objects conservator at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, explains how they are preparing C3PO, left, and R2D2 from "Star Wars," to be moved for temporary exhibition while the museum is closed, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, in Washington.

SALT LAKE CITY — “Star Wars: Episode IX” is almost done filming.

On Monday, Jimmy Vee, who took over the part of R2-D2 for the late Kenny Baker, tweeted that he wrapped up filming for the new “Star Wars” film.

Vee’s tweet comes just weeks after Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO, posted he had wrapped up filming with “Episode IX” as well, according to Collider.

  • "Today was 3PO's last on ‘Episode IX,’” he wrote. “He's sad — so am I. But we're so proud to have worked with such a lovely, talented cast & crew led by (director) J.J. (Abrams) & (Lucasfilm president) Kathy (Kennedy). I'll miss everyone but I'm glad to know that we've been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world."
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Cold water: These wrap-up announcements don’t mean the film is completely finished with filming.

  • “Given the number of special effects that will be required to bring the film to life, the film is months away from being finished, though it would appear as though principal photography will be completed imminently,” according to ComicBook.com.

Leak: As my colleague Arianna Rees reported, small tidbits from the film have leaked out about “Episode IX,”including the alleged outfit for Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and a scene involving C-3PO.