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R2D2 & C-3PO Aren't Friends In Real Life

12/17/2015 8:33am EST
R2D2 & C3PO
Even though R2D2 and C-3PO play buddies on the big screen, the actors who play the droids are not on friendly terms in real life.

Kenny Baker, who plays R2D2, told Radar Online: "Once when I said hello to him he just turned his back on me and said, 'Can’t you see I’m having a conversation?'"

Baker, who is 3-foot-8-inches, also claimed that Daniels once called him a "little man."

He added, "It was the rudest thing anyone had ever done to me. I was furious."

The duo first appeared together on the big screen in 1977's "Episode IV: A New Hope," and the insult dates back nearly 40 years. Thi...
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Check Out New Photos From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'!

8/12/2015 12:46pm EDT
New Photos From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Give A Closer Loo
Nerdgasm! A new set of still images from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is featured in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, revealing new looks at characters including Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie).

The issue, the annual Fall Movie Preview, reveals a lot more than just a dozen new photos from the film. Director J.J. Abrams gives more insight into the first "Star Wars" film in just over a decade, shedding light on some of the new characters and sharing how he got involved with the saga after initially turning down the o...
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Has A Title, Wraps Filming

11/6/2014 10:09pm EST
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Just over a year until its release, Star Wars: Episode VII has gotten an official title.

The film's official facebook page shared an image of the franchise's logo, showing the new subtitle "The Force Awakens."

The caption for the image was big news also: "'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has completed principal photography."

The cast and crew of the film, directed by J.J. Abrams, celebrated the wrap of filming last weekend, and everyone received a baseball cap and a note from producers Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and Brian Burk.

"It is a true honor and absolute joy to come to set every day a...
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Anthony Daniels Wouldn't Reprise C-3PO Role In 'Star Wars: Episode VII' If The Droid Was Going To Be CGI

9/20/2014 2:01pm EDT
Anthony Daniels Wouldn't Reprise C-3PO Role In 'Star Wars: Episo
Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels, who played the golden droid C-3PO all six films in the saga so far, told producers of the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, that he would only sign on to reprise his role if he would actually be in the film in costume and not voice a computer generated (CG) version of the character.

The actor was offered the old role by Episode VII director J.J. Abrams, who told him at the time that he only needed him to voice the character, so Daniels originally turned down the role.

"When J.J. Abrams rang me to ask about filming Episode VII, one of the first things he ...
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Mark Hamill Thrilled About 'Extraordinarily Talented' Star Wars Cast

5/1/2014 8:24am EDT
Mark Hamill Thrilled About 'Extraordinarily Talented' Star Wars
At least one of the cast members of "Star Wars: Episode VII" is thrilled with yesterday's cast reveal. Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the iconic franchise, tweeted early Thursday morning: "UK table read- I was knocked out by the diverse & extraordinarily talented new cast members. WOW they're good! The saga is in superb hands."

Director J.J. Abrams announced the cast on Tuesday, saying in a statement: "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come t...
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Official Cast Announced For 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

4/29/2014 7:01pm EDT
Star Wars Episode VII Cast
A day after reports that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill all happened to be in London, England, where Star Wars: Episode VII just happens to be filming, the official casting announcement for the film was released on StarWars.com. And, indeed, the three stars will be returning for at least the first film in the new trilogy.

Ford, Fisher and Hamill will also be joined by Peter Mayhew, who returns to the saga as the Wookiee Chewbacca and Anthony Daniels, who will once again don the gold outfit of droid C-3PO.

Ford prompted speculation earlier this month when he was photographed ...
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Lucasfilm Unveils 'Star Wars' Deleted Scenes From Upcoming Blu-ray Set At Comic Con (Video)

7/26/2011 10:37pm EDT
Star Wars Saga Blu-ray
Fans at this year's Comic Con who attended the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards were surprised with a short teaser for the upcoming (Sept. 16) Star Wars Saga Blu-ray release featuring a few storied deleted scenes from the original trilogy.

The clip includes a short teaser from last year's event, in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is shown building his green lightsaber before heading off to save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba The Hutt.

Also included in the clip are shots of a sandstorm scene and an extended shield generator battle from Return of the Jedi; escaping Wampa snow creatures fr...
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'Star Wars In Concert' Gives Anthony Daniels A New Love For The Films

6/5/2011 4:23pm EDT
Anthony Daniels
Star Wars icon Anthony Daniels has only learned to appreciate the magic of the sci-fi blockbuster in the past two years - by narrating the touring Star Wars in Concert stage spectacular.

The British actor, who has played android C-3PO in all the Star Wars films, admits he was never a true fan of the sci-fi franchise until he stood on the world's stages and watched costumed fans marvel in the music from the movies.

Daniels credits the shows with giving him a new perspective on the films which turned him into a cult star.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "There's nothing quite like it; it s...
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