NYCC 2012: Exclusive – Did Anthony Daniels Just Confirm His Participation In STAR WARS: EPISODE VII?

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At the beginning of his spotlight panel at New York Comic Con on Sunday, Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels stated that he would not be spilling any secrets about the upcoming Episode VII, but it didn’t quite turn out that way.

“Walls have ears. And we know what they look like. They’re very big ears…” the man inside the C-3P0 costume stated as to why he wouldn’t be speaking at all about the impending sequel while at the same time pantomiming a set of Mickey Mouse ears. And for a majority of the panel, he did just that as he ran up and down the aisles to take questions from fans and even hilariously staging an impromptu scene from the first Star Wars film with the help of several audience members.

However, towards the end of the panel, Daniels was asked about being the only actor who appeared in all six episodes of the franchise and “maybe seven?”

“Yes, I am the only actor to be in all seven because I feel -” Daniels replied before catching himself. “Six! Whatever.” He then went on to pantomime a call back to his “big ears” comment from the start of the panel.

So, was it an honest slip up or had he been looking for a way to mention he would be back without looking like he was intentionally giving things away? Either way, the return of C-3P0, and presumably his counterpart R2-D2, for Episode VII really comes as no surprise. Lucas has always said that the two characters were really through whose eyes we were seeing the story unfold, much like the two comic relief peasants in Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress, a source for much of Lucas’s initial inspiration for the series.

Episode VII will be in front of the cameras early next year for its 2015 release.

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William Gatevackes
October 14, 2013 12:30 pm

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October 14, 2013 12:43 pm

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Michael Henley
October 14, 2013 12:37 pm

I’m actually surprised he would still agree to put on the suit again. I’ve read so many stories of it just being hell for him.

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October 14, 2013 1:14 pm

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Richard Zeszotarski
October 14, 2013 4:48 pm

Come on, he put it on for those C-3PO cereal commercials. The guy’s a friggin’ ho when it comes to Star Wars.

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creme broule'
October 17, 2013 12:07 pm

Anthony Daniels is an obnoxious, sneering egomaniac, who struts around with an air of grace, befitting world class actors of the past. When in reality, he’s nothing but an am-dram pantomime dame at best. If it weren’t for him being in Stat Wars, he’d be a struggling queen, being sub-cast in sea-side plays. I am a major Hollywood actor by the way. And a director.

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October 18, 2013 12:10 pm

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October 18, 2013 10:56 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

oke_ke
October 18, 2013 10:55 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

pisces1235
October 17, 2013 11:35 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

heppokoondaroad
October 17, 2013 9:13 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

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October 17, 2013 9:11 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

battamon_23
October 17, 2013 9:11 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

OMI_KERO
October 17, 2013 9:07 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

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October 17, 2013 9:04 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

poyome
October 17, 2013 9:01 am

RT @P_Kedama: 【スター・ウォーズ】シリーズ通してのC-3PO役アンソニー・ダニエルズが7作目にも続投することをうっかり漏らす http://t.co/wQSIh80hWG 嬉しい。 #eiga #映画

P_Kedama
October 17, 2013 9:00 am

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