Star Wars‘ iconic character C-3PO has said goodbye to the hit franchise, with actor Anthony Daniels announcing his last day on set.
Episode IX – the last instalment in the trilogy – is due for release in December this year, with a few details beginning to emerge as production continues.
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Now, Anthony Daniels – who has appeared in every live-action Star Wars outing – has shared an emotional parting message to his droid alter-ego, C-3PO.
“Today was 3PO’s last on Episode IX,” Daniels wrote on Twitter. “He’s sad – so am I. But we’re so proud to have worked with such a lovely, talented cast & crew lead by [director] J.J. [Abrams] & [producer] Kathy [Kennedy].
“I’ll miss everyone but I’m glad to know that we’ve been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world.” See the tweet below.
Today was 3PO's last on Episode IX. He's sad – so am I. But we're so proud to have worked with such a lovely, talented cast & crew lead by J.J. & Kathy. I'll miss everyone but I'm glad to know that we've been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) January 28, 2019
Responding to the news, one fan said: “When does “C3PO: A Star Wars Story” start filming?” Another wrote: “At least you can boast all 9 episodes.”
Meanwhile, Carrie Fisher’s brother recently revealed that the late Princess Leia actor will feature prominently in Star Wars: Episode IX.
Following reports last year that claimed she would feature posthumously in the next film, Todd Fisher said that “there’s a lot of minutes of footage” featuring Carrie.
“I don’t mean just outtakes,” he added. “This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday.”