Star Wars‘ Anthony Daniels has posted a touching yet heartbreaking message in light of his last day as C-3PO in Episode Episode IX, meaning that C-3PO is officially coming to an end in the Star Wars franchise. Daniels was part of the Star Wars team for several years and had been playing the same role since the release of A New Hope back in 1977.
The now-72-year-old actor was clearly feeling very sentimental after the final episode in which his communication droid character would finally come to an end.
Today was 3PO's last on Episode IX. He's sad – so am I. But we're so proud to have worked with such a lovely, talented cast & crew lead by J.J. & Kathy. I'll miss everyone but I'm glad to know that we've been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) January 28, 2019
“Today was 3PO’s last on Episode IX. He’s sad – so am I. But we’re so proud to have worked with such a lovely, talented cast & crew lead by J.J. & Kathy. I’ll miss everyone but I’m glad to know that we’ve been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world,” his post read.
Star Wars fans everywhere are saddened by the reality of the news and will miss C-3PO just as much as he misses it.
The character of C-3PO has missed out on a few Star Wars films, but the actor himself has physically been there for every single movie in the franchise. This includes Solo: A Star Wars Story, where he actually played the role of Tac.
The Star Wars: Episode IX is slated to air on December 20th, 2019, where Daniels will make his final performance as C-3PO before the character moves on from the Star Wars franchise moving forward. There’s no telling what the producers or Daniels himself has in store for his final performance, but fans are anxiously awaiting.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. It will be following The Force Awakens (2015) and The Last Jedi (2017) and will be the final installment of the main Star Wars film franchise. The film was originally slated for a May 2019 release but was then pushed back to December of this year.
Allegedly, fans of the saga had been asking John Boyega if he can explain how Episode IX ends. He couldn’t help but reply with a joking response that didn’t really give fans much hope. When asked, “Can you tell us how it all ends?” Boyega replied, “Yep. Fades to black and the credits go up.” Looks like we really have no idea what to expect!
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