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(Cbr) Anthony Daniels fully embraces his role as C-3Po. He not only played the character in all six feature films to date — and in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming "Episode VII" — but also in animated series ranging from "Droids" to "Star Wars Rebels," and in assorted live-action television appearances. Entertainment Weekly writer James Hibberd spoke at length the actor about his nearly four-decade history with Threepio, covering everything from his initial disinterest in the part to his initial phone call with Abrams about reprising the role. On Auditioning For the Part: “I wasn’t interested in the slightest. In fact, I was being polite by going to meet George Lucas. Can you imagine that? I was polite in the room, but it wasn’t a very interesting conversation because he was collapsing from having met pretty much every actor in England. I wandered in, and I think it was a refreshing »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Walt Disney Studios is quick to admit it doesn’t have an awareness problem with “Star Wars” when it starts releasing new movies, beginning with next year’s “Episode VII.” But it also knows the future of the franchise at the Mouse House, however, relies on getting the film right for fans and newcomers.
“This title is very well known out there,” and “the single most important thing is to make sure that this movie is great,” said Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman, on Wednesday, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Media, Communications & Entertainment conference.
But with a new animated series, “Star Wars Rebels” debuting on Disney Xd, an expanded merchandise program, and the first live action film to debut in theaters in 10 years next year, »
- Marc Graser
Generations of novelists have been frustrated upon seeing their books interpreted onscreen. But on three recent films, the writers won’t be able to complain that their vision was compromised. Scripts for Dennis Lehane’s “The Drop,” Jonathan Tropper’s “This Is Where I Leave You” and Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” were all written by the book authors.
For others, some of whom are already working in TV and film, it’s a way to stay in the loop and stretch their wings.
But “The Drop,” which opened Sept. 12 after playing the Toronto Film Fest, »
- Justin Kroll and Pat Saperstein
Anyone keeping track of the number of new love interests orbiting suddenly-single Jess’ world in Season 4 of New Girl? Well, it’s time to update the tally!
Related Fall TV Spectacular: Exclusive Scoop and Photos on 42 Returning Favorites, Including New Girl
TVLine has learned exclusively that Michael Stahl-David — whose credits include a co-starring role in Jj Abrams’ monster pic Cloverfield as well as stints on CBS’ Person of Interest and ABC’s short-lived My Generation — is the latest hottie to romance Zooey Deschanel’s title character.
He’ll play a handsome and normal new guy Jess dates who she’s »
Lena Dunham says she and Adam Driver have a pact that if she watches Star Wars, he's finally going to watch Girls. "The funny thing is I've never actually seen Star Wars," Dunham recently told me. "I understand that this is a huge cultural phenomenon but I get none of the references. As a young woman growing up in New York City it's actually not that hard to avoid Star Wars. It's not that hard to move out of Star Wars circles. But then Driver landed a part in director J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. "Now I'm going to have to watch—to understand," Dunham said. "Adam's never watched Girls so we made a deal I would watch Star Wars if he »
Returning once again to play C-3P0 in Jj Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is Anthony Daniels. Since he first took on the role back in the original Star Wars, he's appeared in both of George Lucas' Star Wars trilogies. And now, Abrams has him back on set again.
But it wasn't always so. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniels revealed that he initially turned a return to the role. down. "When Jj Abrams rang to ask me about filming Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was - and that didn't take long - but then he said 'would you be interested in being in the film just doing the voice? »
There's plenty that we don't know about J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII film, but one of our known knowns — at least, we thought — was that Adam Driver was definitely going be one of the bad guys. But a new on-set photo is making us rethink things. Spoilers ahead:Yesterday, someone on Twitter snapped a photo on the Star Wars set that features Adam Driver wearing what appears to be an X-Wing pilot uniform. Of course, there’s always a chance that Driver could start off good and turn bad, or that X-Wing pilots are bad guys now, or maybe that he’s simply impersonating an X-Wing pilot for some devious means. Sorry, did you want concrete answers about the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII? This is not the post you were looking for. »
- Anna Silman
In a new and lengthy interview with Entertainment Weekly, Daniels says he shot that idea down quickly. In fact he never wants the character to be represented in CG again following some rather dodgy shots of him as such in the prequels:
"I will tell you that when [director] J.J. Abrams rang me to ask about filming Star Wars: Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was - and that didn't take long - but he then said, 'Would you be interested in being in the film just doing the voice?' I said, 'No,' and he said, 'Right!'
He knew I'd say that. »
- Garth Franklin
Anthony Daniels is a staple in the Star Wars universe. He's the man that brought C-3Po to life, and he's reprising the iconic robotic role in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII. In a recent interview with EW, the actor talked about coming back for the role and how it all came about. He also discussed the new and improved suit that he will be wearing in the movie. Don't worry! They haven't changed the look of the droid, they just made a costume that was more comfortable for him to wear. He talks about all of this stuff in the following quote:
"I will tell you that when [director] J.J. Abrams rang me to ask about filming Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was — and that didn’t take long — but he then said, 'Would you be interested »
- Joey Paur
Sometimes you gotta wonder if this will end up being 9 movies about two droids. Yes, C-3Po and R2-D2 are in Star Wars: Rebels on Disney Xd, bridging the gap between Episodes III and IV in animated fashion. The droids with the most will also be returning in Jj Abrams' Episode VII to continue the legacy.
Entertainment Weekly sat down with Anthony Daniels, who always portrays C-3Po, even when he's a puppet or a digital effect, to talk to him about getting back in the metallic suit for a new film while also providing his voice to the cartoon series. You should read the whole, long, thing here - Anthony Daniels is not brief in his answering, but two particular answers stuck out to me in regards to Episode VII and Star Wars: Rebels.
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If you were wondering whether the new C3PO will be CGI, or if Anthony Daniels is crawling back into that metallic suit on set, the man himself has provided the answer. He will be putting on the iconic costume once again, this time for director J.J. Abrams in Star Wars: Episode VII.
When J.J. Abrams called the actor to return for the movie, it was originally for a voice role only. Anthony Daniels explains how that transpired into what he is currently shooting, describing the new C3PO suit along the way, and why it's important that C3PO never be CGI again in a movie:
"I will tell you that when [director] J.J. Abrams rang me to ask about filming Star Wars: Episode VII, one of the first things he said after he told me how wonderful I was - and that didn't take long - but he then said, »
They've appeared in each of the Star Wars movies and Episode VII will be no exception as C-3Po and R2-D2 return for the J.J. Abrams helmed follow-up to Return of the Jedi. While the movie will be making good use of Andy Serkis' performance capture studio The Imaginarium, Anthony Daniels has confirmed that he will be once again suiting up as the fan-favourite droid despite the fact that he was initially offered just a voice-over role in the highly anticipated movie which drops on December 18th, 2015. The British actors makes some very interesting points here about why it's important to have him in the suit rather than relying on special effects, though it does sound as if he's grateful for technological advances which have made the suit far more comfortable. The full interview can be found over at Entertainment Weekly. Share your thoughts on all of this below! »
We know that Andy Serkis‘ performance capture studio The Imaginarium is heavily involved in Jj Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII, but we never considered to ask if classic characters like C-3Po would be computer animated or played by a man-in-suit. Well, apparently when Jj Abrams first called Anthony Daniels, he asked the British actor to voice our […]
- Peter Sciretta
Back in February, long before Girls star Adam Driver was officially cast in Star Wars: Episode VII, it was rumored that he is playing the bad guy, described in the same vein as iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader. Since none of the cast members' characters have ever been officially confirmed, many just assumed that Adam Driver is playing a Sith or other equally evil rogue. But today we have new photos from the set that appear to prove that is not the case.
Facebook user Rick Lawrence posted a number of photos from England, one of which appears to be a long-distance, blurry shot of Adam Driver wearing an X-Wing pilot uniform. The photos also appear to include John Boyega and Gwendoline Christie, but they are too blurry to tell for sure. Take a look at the images below, then read on for more details.
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He is the Star Wars constant: Anthony Daniels is the only actor to appear in all six Star Wars films, and next year he will return in a hugely anticipated seventh. As the voice and body of the faithful and fearful C-3Po, the 68-year-old has embodied this character — a role he initially didn’t even want — across TV shows, radio plays, concert tours, and theme park rides.
Below, Daniels talks about the iconic droid’s next appearance in Disney Xd’s fall animated series Star Wars Rebels, which chronicles the formation of the Rebel Alliance leading up to 1977’s Episode IV: A New Hope. »
- James Hibberd
There is going to be a lot of practical effects in Jj Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII; a return to old with set pieces, puppets, and models. Like many of you, I was also wondering how some of our favorite Star Wars characters would be brought to life in the upcoming series. Sure there will be performance capture via Andy Serkis‘studio The Imaginarium, but are we getting more heavily animated characters like we did in the prequels? C-3Po actor Anthony Daniels comes to mind »
- Graham McMorrow
From the moment Adam Driver stepped into the Star Wars: Episode VII rumor mill, there was talk about him playing a villain and we’ve been running with that idea ever since. However, a photo just surfaced of Driver in costume on set that suggests otherwise. Hit the jump to find out what Driver was donning on set, but be aware; there are some spoilers in this article. Star Wars: Episode VII is due in theaters on December 18, 2015 and also stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Gwendoline Christie, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Miltos Yerolemou and Max von Sydow. The images come from Rick Lawrence’s Facebook page (via Star Wars 7 News) and while they are a little blurry, it does look as though that’s Driver donning an X-Wing pilot uniform. Does that mean »
- Perri Nemiroff
Given the amount of secrecy J.J. Abrams prefers to have on and around his movie sets, Star Wars: Episode VII has been an open book. Ok, that.s a slight exaggeration. But between director videos filmed on location, Bad Robot tweets with hidden messages, Kevin Smith.s blubbery set visit and the steady stream of leaked set photos, we know a lot more about Star Wars: Episode VII than anticipated. Still, how much of it is true? Consider this photo (via Badass Digest) of what appears to be Star Wars: Episode VII actor Adam Driver walking on set wearing the trademark suit of an X-Wing pilot. We knew that X-Wing ships would be involved in Episode VII. But the fact that Driver is appearing as a character who would be flying one changes Everything that we thought we knew about J.J. Abrams. planned sequel. What do we believe »
Remember when The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey came out? Remember the while who-ha in regards to film being shot at a whopping 48-frames-per-second? The world was in uproar as to why the new technology was being used, despite the fact that you could march on down to your local multiplex and still have the choice of viewing the film in the new higher frame rate format or the old 24-frames-per-second one. Very much like you have a choice of viewing a film in 2D or 3D. Well, as much as Peter Jackson got excited about projecting at a higher frame rate, another has gone one step further? James Cameron.
The word around the campfire is that Cameron’s people are holding meetings with tech folk about potentially screening the two planned Avatar sequels at a huge 120-frames-per-second. Take that Internet. A guy named Douglas Trumbull has developed a new way of projecting a 3D, »
- Paul Heath
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