Will C3PO Be in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’?

J.J. Abrams hints at the droid’s story potential. He calls the new December release date a huge improvement, saying the film is in better shape because of it.

J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: Episode VII's release date and the return of C3PO
J.J. Abrams talks Star Wars: Episode VII's release date and the return of C3PO
Earlier this month, LucasFilm and Disney confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015, making it the first Star Wars movie that won't be released in the month of May.

Director J.J. Abrams reveals that the new date has put the project in a much better situation, creatively.

"I will say that it is an infinitely better situation now than when they were saying they wanted it in the summer. Before I even came onto the project, before I was brought on, they were talking about 2015 and they made this announcement very early on. Which I understand, and I understand why they'd want that, but it didn't necessarily have anything to do with the reality of where anyone was creatively. So I think that it's a hugely important thing that that comes first, and that a release date is great, but you have to release something great. So to me, the new release date is a huge improvement."

The director also commented on R2D2, who was confirmed to return last week.

"How do you do Star Wars without R2D2?"

However, when asked if C3PO is coming back as well, the director would only say the androids have different representatives.

"They have different agents."

Production is scheduled to begin early next year at Pinewood Studios in London.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: MTV

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Comments (10)

  1. MovieManiac

    @undeadslayer4 - no I Didnt, hence the sarcastic straight face.

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  2. undeadslayer4

    @moviemaniac66 ya except u forgot brain was killed

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  3. Dustin L. Tabor

    Whether or not C-3PO is in it, is probably kind of dependent on Anthony Daniels who might not have a deal for the part yet. So it's pretty wise to be vague about it. At this point R2-D2 is animatronic and CGI so you can pretty much guarantee an appearance.

    1 year agoby @Dustin-L-TaborFlag

  4. MovieManiac

    Having R2D2 without C3PO is like Stewie without Brian -_-

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  5. MovieManiac

    3PO is definitely in this. Abrams is just busting our balls like always.

    1 year agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  6. ObiWanShinobi

    How do you do R2D2 without C3PO?

    1 year agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  7. WongFu

    C3PO is part of the legacy as he's served with parents and children of the same family.

    1 year agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. TimTim11

    We need C-3po because he can translate over 1000 languages

    1 year agoby @TimTim11Flag

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