One mainstay in the Star Wars universe is the droid C-3PO, played by actor Anthony Daniels, the shiny golden droid is one half of the franchise’s comic relief duo. With the end of the Skywalker saga just around the corner, Daniels time in a galaxy far, far away looks to be coming to an end.
Daniels has spent a good deal of his life playing the character and is one of the most recognizable characters in cinema history, and because of that he is of course heavily invested in the franchise. Daniels recently spoke with Variety about the emotional roller coaster of the last day of shooting the film.
“It was difficult not to tear up a bit. Partly because J.J. [Abrams] said some really nice things and all the crew were listening and watching. I have to admit it was an emotional moment, but I knew it was coming. It wasn’t even a scene in which I said anything. For once, Threepio was in a scene without butting in. But I felt it’s such a terrific movie that I thought it was okay to say goodbye. I feel satisfied with this one. I have something to be proud of that, you know, as I say goodbye.”
So, what the deal with 3PO? First he gets a new red arm in The Force Awakens, and the latest footage shows him having red eyes? Has our worrisome droid went dark like we are led to believe Rey has? We of course won’t know for sure until the film is released in December, but it does seem as if the golden droid will have a bigger part to play in the saga’s final installement.
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