C-3PO won't be all CGI in Star Wars Episode VII

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 September 2014
Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars is to return in 2015

Anthony Daniels says C-3PO won't be an all-CGI creation in 'Star Wars Episode VII'

C-3PO won't be an all-CGI creation in 'Star Wars Episode VII'.

That's according to British actor Anthony Daniels, who has portrayed the protocol droid in six movies and an animated TV series since 1977.

He explained to EW: "I will tell you that when [director] JJ Abrams rang me to ask about filming Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was - and that didn't take long - but he then said, 'Would you be interested in being in the film just doing the voice?'

"I said, 'No', and he said, 'Right!' He knew I'd say that."

Daniels added: "There's no way I would just do the voice. I also said that it can't be the same suit. I will tell you that the team then got together and built a new suit.

"They made an entirely new look-a-like with changes that you will never notice [on screen] that made my life a lot easier. I can get it on and off very quickly."

'Star Wars Episode VII' will be released on December 18, 2015, and will feature many of the original cast, including Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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