Popular C-3PO Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Fan Theory Might be Misdirection

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November 07, 2019  04:19 PM



Star Wars fans were pretty concerned for C-3PO when Lucasfilm released the first full trailer for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker. Not only did we get to see the communications protocol droid’s eyes turn red in the marketing campaign for Episode IX, but the first full trailer for the film also got us seeing C-3PO seemingly giving his friends a good look “one last time.”

This line’s sparked a popular fan theory saying that C-3PO might die in The Rise of Skywalker, however, a new interview with Anthony Daniels reveals that the character may not meet his end in the movie just yet.

The Star Wars legend just recently went on an interview with Esquire to help promote his upcoming autobiography, I Am C-3PO,  and during the discussion, Daniels revealed a few details about his character.

According to Esquire, Daniels asked Abrams in his book whether C-3PO would be getting a hero’s farewell in Episode IX, a question which the director responded with a quick, “Not on my watch.”|

The publication then asked Daniels whether Abrams's response to C-3PO’s potential death meant anything for the droid in the movie, and it looks like it means a whole lot.

"Oh yes, yes. You probably don't know," he said. "[J.J. Abrams] changes his mind daily, minute by minute! I mean, you would really, I can't go into details, but you would laugh at correspondence we're currently having because the film isn't finished yet."

Guess C-3PO’s going to make it out alive of The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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