Star Wars: Episode VII Might Feature C-3PO

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c-3poWhile J.J. Abrams is preparing for a rumored January 2014 production start on Star Wars: Episode VII in London, we know the sequel film will be a continuation of Return of the Jedi. It is believed that a new cast will be brought on board for a sequel trilogy, but it is also rumored that they would mingle with the cast of the original trilogy. Nothing has been made official about Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, or Carrie Fisher’s involvement in Episode VII, one cast member from the original films might have leaked some info about one popular and iconic character’s return.

Speaking at New York Comic-Con this past weekend, actor Anthony Daniels spoke about the legacy of Star Wars while trying not to divulge any new information about Episode VII. However, the 67-year-old British actor might have slipped about his character C-3PO returning to a galaxy far, far away. Film Buff Online“>Film Buff Online reports that Daniel said:

‘Walls have ears. And we know what they look like. They’re very big ears,’ Daniels joked to the gathered crowd, referring to Mickey Mouse’s signature ears. Daniels was then baited by a Star Wars fan about appearing in all of the Star Wars films. ‘Yes, I am the only actor to be in all seven because I feel…’ Daniels started, but then swiftly backtracked with, ‘Six! Whatever.’

So it seems that Anthony Daniels “slipped up” and said he would appear in seven Star Wars movies and not six. The string that ties together the prequel trilogy to the original is C-3PO and R2-D2. They are the only two characters who appear in all six of the existing Star Wars movies, so it would seem somewhat strange if the droid duo didn’t appear in Episode VII too.

While it’s believed that Disney and Lucasfilm will announce something concrete about Star Wars soon, we have yet to hear anything official. A few days ago, rumors emerged that the possible title for Episode VII would either be Rise of the Jedi or Return of the Sith. It is believed that these were the working titles George Lucas was using when he was developing a new sequel trilogy before Disney bought out his company last year. A New Dawn was also rumored as a possible title.

Scuttlebutt says the film’s first teaser trailer might be released before screenings of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April 2014. If true, the teaser is also rumored to have the release date attached, which would be November 11, 2015. As always, take any Star Wars rumors with a grain of salt.

Anthony Daniels has always been very open about his experiences on all of the Star Wars movies, so it’s no surprise that he “accidentally” slipped about being in Episode VII. It wouldn’t be Star Wars without C-3PO and his counterpart R2-D2.

Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters everywhere sometime in 2015.


  1. Jeff Brewer says:

    You know, I never even considered the possibility that Artoo and Threepio would not be in the new movie. The first two trilogies are about the Skywalker Saga, and I’ve always considered these stories to be told from the two ‘droid’s perspectives (though this does not hold up under close scrutiny). Assuming the core line of movies is still “Skywalker-centric”, it makes sense that the two droids would be present. I wouldn’t even object to “upgrading” their bodies, given that the frames would be considered very out of date, if the film is set 20-plus years on.

    Also, I’m looking forward to the “non-core” movies. There are so many great stories waiting to be told…

  2. bhak says:

    I still say one of the biggest flaws of the prequel trilogy was the whole “When R2 met 3PO” thing. Not to mention the ridiculousness of Anakin making 3PO. The two are effectively timeless. We met them before anyone else and we were never given an introduction to them. After all they are only machines… well actually they are wonderful and beloved characters… but that’s all part of the charm. What are effectively two appliances manage to not only play an Abbot and Costello in space but also be our stand-ins in the universe. We didn’t need much of a background for them in Episode IV because they were one of us. They should have been the first two characters on the screen in Episode I and already have their relationship well established.