Anthony Daniels was not happy about how his character was handled in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
When it comes to 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' there are more people who hate the movie, than there are people who watched 'Batman V Superman' in theatre. 'Star Wars' fans are die-hard, and the series is something which was passed down from generation to generation by fans, and when the series they loved so vehemently turned their beloved characters into something they are not, there was a mass outcry against the film, and many fans departed the series.
The massive comedown in the box office collection of the film is evidence enough people saw the movie and mainly had negative things to say about the whole experience. Was the hate against the movie, just? Primarily no, the director, Rian Johnson, made the movie he was comfortable with, something he believed the characters would do and not be predictable as the first movie of the sequel trilogy was.
Watch: The trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
George Lucas himself was disappointed when he saw 'The Force Awakens' mainly because the movie did not use his plot points and then because the people involved in the making of the sequel trilogy just weren’t innovative enough with the flick. So, when Rian made the choices he did, some were stupid, like the hyperspeed debacle and the 'Rose' and 'Finn' side quest, but he still showed broken characters and tried to tell a new story rooted in the Star Wars universe.
The audiences feel as though they are getting worn out by all the 'Star Wars' movies, but the one thing you will not hear is the people involved in the making of the movie complaining about 'The Last Jedi.' Well, except for one actor who was involved in the film, Anthony Daniels, the 'C-3PO' actor was not happy about the usage of his character in the movie.
“In The Last Jedi, I became a table decoration, which I regretted, because Threepio was worth more than that,” the actor said about his involvement. “But he does all sorts of weird stuff in this one. It was a delight, a joy! I get to go out on a high. This is my third ending, and I think I’ll be saddest about this one. Return Of The Jedi was… well, it had the Ewoks in it, for God’s sake.
Source: The Guardian
The actor is correct, there was not much there for him in the movie, and when the whole film was over, he was just there stumbling around and giving probabilities of how all of them are going to die in the end. This is a huge comedown for the character when considered the fact, 'R2' and 'C3PO' were the ones who held our hands and showed us the galaxy far far away.
The two droids were the viewers’ proxy; we saw the events unfold through the two characters. They were dumped into the war between the two warring factions, and with them, we were also flung into the war between the Resistance and the Empire. But in 'The Last Jedi,' 'R2' was still relevant, while '3PO' was just there for the sake of being there.
Watch: The trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker where C-3PO talks emotionally
Well, it seems, the gross mismanagement of 'C-3PO' is going to change pretty soon if the trailers for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' is anything to go on. We saw an emotional moment '3PO' shared with his friends at the end of the final trailer, which seems to be hinting at a gruesome fate waiting for the character. But this also means the character will now be used with more care and at least some level of impact on the main story of the movie.
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