Anthony Daniels confirms C-3PO's last day on Star Wars set

C-3PO A New Hope

Anthony Daniels, the man behind C-3PO in the Star Wars franchise, confirmed his departure from the series last night.

Daniels revealed on Twitter that his time filming scenes for Star Wars: Episode IX has come to an end. 

The actor has portrayed the gold-plated C-3PO in all but one of the ten Star Wars films released to date - only failing to appear in Solo - as well as reprising the role in the animated Clone Wars TV series.

Actor Anthony Daniels attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England.

Daniels' announcement clearly shows that the filming process on Star Wars: Episode IX is very nearly over, which could signal the release of a teaser trailer in the next couple of months. *Fingers crossed*

While the announcement brings an end to an era of Star Wars history, it does beg the question, what will Star Wars be like without the iconic droid duo of C-3PO and R2-D2? Especially with all of Disney's plans to extend the universe with a whole plethora of new films and TV shows in the works.

Regardless of that, it's been a blast to have witnessed Daniels portray 3PO on the big screen and it'll be interesting to see just what sort of role he plays in the final instalment of the Skywalker saga.

Anthony Daniels C-3PO

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