While 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.