Star Wars has been a part of the pop culture zeitgeist for over three decades. The characters transcend language and distance, and love for them is passed down through generations. But the upcoming Star Wars Episode 9 will see the final chapter close on the iconic Skywalker saga.
Will Star Wars Episode 9 be the final film for C-3PO?
C-3PO is one of the rare characters in a franchise who inspires universal love and acclaim.
Anthony Daniels, the man behind the golden droid, also inspired the love of his castmates – and his last day on set was an emotional one, according to Poe actor Oscar Isaac.
Though C-3PO had less to do in the contemporary trilogy, Isaac revealed the droid will play a more significant role in Episode 9, which could very well be his last.
Speaking on The Tonight Show, Isaac said: “It was such a milestone.”
“And what’s particularly special is the day that I finished, these three massive movies, such a huge part of my life, it was like, ‘okay, Oscar’s done,’ so I said a few words.
“And then it was, ‘and it’s also Anthony Daniels’ last day on set!’
“Way to take the thunder! He’s been there from the very beginning.
“Originally George Lucas saw the whole thing as a story about C-3PO and R2-D2; these two droids who witness all this history.”
“He was super emotional about it, hanging up the golden cowl.
“And I think, and I mean it, he kept saying this was the most fun he’s had. He had so many fun things to do.
“We got to work a lot together and it was amazing to see that piece of history up close.”
All of this is speculation is gleaned from the morsels of information Isaac has given in his recent interviews.
Whether or not Daniels will return to the franchise in a later film, either as a flashback or in his fully functioning droid form, remains to be seen.
But with the certainty that Episode 9 will be the final farewell for Luke, Leia, Rey and company, C-3PO seems like ready to say goodbye, too.
No details surrounding the specifics of the plot, nor the film’s title, have been revealed.
Fans are waiting with bated breath for the April 11 to 15 Star Wars celebration, when it is rumoured the title and trailer may drop.
Star Wars Episode 9 is being directed by JJ Abrams and sees a host of familiar faces returning, including Carrie Fisher via unused footage from The Last Jedi.
Star Wars Episode 9 is out in cinemas on December 19, 2019.