Star Wars fans are in for a big treat this month as the first Han Solo movie is set to release in two weeks. But according to sources, Solo: A Star Wars Story is leaving out one important character in the film. A character that has been in all Star Wars movie ever since. Warning: Han Solo movie spoilers ahead!
Rumors about the characters in the new Star Wars movie are intensifying as the Han Solo movie release date nears. One speculation was that C-P3O will not be making an appearance in the film. The golden humanoid robot has been in all Star Wars movies since the first one was released in 1977. Many fans have been questioning the validity of the rumors. However, it’s also worth noting that C-3PO have not been seen in any of the Han Solo trailers.
To put all speculations to rest, scriptwriters Lawrence Kasdan and Jonathan Kasdan finally confirmed the truth. The robot isn’t in the new movie. Before fans go into a frenzy, the brothers however confirmed that the actor who portrays C-3PO actually makes an appearance in the film. Just not in his usual gold tin form.
“No, but Anthony Daniels is in the movie as a different character,” Jonathan Kasdan told Uproxx.
Daniels will be Wookie this time. He will play the role of Chewbacca’s best friend. Of course, before Han Solo came. Fans can probably spot him in one of the trailers.
“In the Papillon type offshoot story, the Wookiee that helps them escape, Chewbacca’s best friend, is played by Anthony Daniels – and beckons him to join them as they escape on a different ship,” Kasdan further explains.
So while C-3PO won’t be in this film, Anthony Daniels can continue his streak of being in every Star Wars movie ever.
As for the Han Solo movie reviews, the original Han Solo already gave his two thumbs up. Even calling the Alden Ehrenreich, who portrays the titular character in this new Star Wars prequel, “spectacular.”
“I just thought it was spectacular, and I thought he was so smart about what he did and how he did it. I just couldn’t be happier,” Harrison Ford said about the young actor. Ford was the first-ever actor to play the role of Solo. He made his return as Han Solo in the 2015 movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will hit theaters on May 23, 2018.