Anthony Daniels Understands Why Fans Would be Disappointed by Disney’s Star Wars

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Lucasfilm's Star Wars sequel trilogy might have been a major success for Disney, however, some fans haven't been too happy with the new movies. There have been numerous complaints about how Star Wars: The Force Awakens feels too much like a rehash of Star Wars: A New Hope. There have been also been complaints about Star Wars: The Last Jedi and how the film subverted fan expectations and "misused" legacy characters like Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).

Speaking in an interview with Express to promote his new autobiography, I Am C-3PO, British actor Anthony Daniels tries to empathize with the fanbase. According to the C-3PO star, he can understand why some fans have been critical of the new films and why it has been difficult for Mark Hamill.

"Well, yes. I do understand why the fans are unhappy... It speaks to a devotion that they care so much that they mind if someone messes with it. I understand people being critical of the films. I know it has been particularly difficult for him (Hamill) lately because the new movies haven't given him much to do. I certainly recognize that and can relate to it," the actor explained in his interview with the entertainment news outlet.


According to Daniels, the new movies have been treating C-3PO like a decoration – which is understandable given the number of new characters that Lucasfilm is bringing to the new trilogy. Fortunately, it seems like Daniels' communication protocol droid is getting a "major arc" in Episode IX. Not only is the actor satisfied with The Rise of Skywalker, but he's eager to have fans see how the Skywalker saga comes to an end.

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

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