Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker isn’t too far away from hitting cinemas, and it’s a very exciting time indeed because this will be the final movie in this new Star Wars trilogy, but it’ll also probably feature the final moments of the likes of C3PO (played by Anthony Daniels).
The Rise Of Skywalker trailers have all been released and Star Wars fans couldn’t stop talking about C3PO. The droid arguably stole both trailers.
The first one featured Anthony Daniels’ droid with red eyes, which is unusual for the droid, and the second trailer had him say the line: “I’m just taking one last look at my friends”.
This will undoubtedly be a tear-inducing moment because it seems as though C3PO will be sacrificing himself in some way to help his newfound friends.
He’ll probably have to access his memories at serious risk to himself. I wrote a feature here on Small Screen about how C3PO is going to sacrifice himself in The Rise Of Skywalker.
Anthony Daniels speaks out about C3PO’s story arc
It really does seem as though Anthony Daniels’ character will have an interesting story arc in this final film, and it also seems as though it’ll be a sad one.
C3PO has been in every one of these Star Wars movies, and it’ll definitely be the end of an era to see him go.
Anyway, the actor’s been talking about these new Star Wars films to The Express, and he spoke about the fans’ reaction to The Last Jedi.
The actor said: “Well, yes. I do understand why the fans are unhappy… It speaks to a devotion that they care so much that they mind if someone messes with it. I understand people being critical of the films.”
Daniels then spoke a bit about what’s it’s been like for Mark Hamill’s, who’s found it difficult to keep so many secrets for the last few years, and he also revealed what his biggest disappointment from a personal standpoint has been regarding this new Star Wars movies.
Will C3PO die in The Rise Of Skywalker?
Daniels continued: “I know it has been particularly difficult for him (Hamill) lately because the new movies haven’t given him much to do. I certainly recognise that and can relate to it.
“In these new movies, I have felt like a table decoration. And that is difficult because I recognise this character (C-3PO) is worth so much more. But I understand it is a whole film, not a feature about C-3PO.
“That is just my personal disappointment. I get paid whether or not he does anything but it would be nice for him to have a purpose.”
Anthony Daniels then opened up about his time working on the prequel movies and revealed that he wasn’t too pleased with how C3PO was treated in those films.
“It was certainly a bit weird in the prequels. But I accepted the storylines were very different. I was very glad to be there although they weren’t that much fun to do.”
Anthony Daniels isn’t too happy with how C3PO’s been treated
Daniels was then asked to comment on the final film, The Rise Of Skywalker, and whether he could give any titbits regarding the film’s plot.
“C-3PO has a major arc,” he teased.
He then added: “I am very satisfied with what I had to do in this movie and I am very satisfied with everything I know about this movie.”
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker is going to be out in UK cinemas on December 19th. Have you booked your tickets yet?
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