C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels has stated that he believes that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will help cement Carrie Fisher’s role in the sci-fi franchise as a part of her legacy, suggesting that the movie features one of her best performances. Daniels also noted that they had to keep the Coca-Cola cans left by Fisher on-set concealed in a few shots.
Space.ca covered a recent Fan Expo Canada panel with Daniels, which naturally led to a few questions about The Last Jedi. The character actor explained that he felt spellbound by Fisher’s performance while doing ADR for the movie:
“The magic of the movies is you will see her as you’ve never seen before. The other day when I was putting my voice back on [The Last Jedi], I had completely forgotten what we had shot. Suddenly in the footage that I’m watching, there she is, living forever. That’s movies for you.”
In addition, Daniels shared an anecdote explaining that the crew had to get clever to keep Fisher’s cans of Coca-Cola – which she left on the set – out of several key shots:
“You would be amazed how many shots which she’s in have a can of Coke hidden somewhere, and the crew were desperate not to feature it!”
Fisher is a remarkable individual whose struggles with addictions and commitment to hard work have changed many lives, especially those who have looked up to Leia as a role model. While it’s bittersweet to know that she won’t be rejoining us for Star Wars Episode IX, it’s comforting to hear that her performance in The Last Jedi could very well be her greatest.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will rise on December 15, 2017. The movie’s cast includes Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ”, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!