It looks like Star Wars: Episode XI is coming along. Actor Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO, tweeted that today, January 28, was his final day on set for the big-budget sci-fi film.
“I’ll miss everyone, but I’m glad to know that we’ve been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world,” Daniels wrote, giving nothing away about the story. It’s not immediately clear if other actors have finished filming their scenes as well.
Today was 3PO’s last on Episode IX. He’s sad – so am I. But we’re so proud to have worked with such a lovely, talented cast & crew lead by J.J. & Kathy. I’ll miss everyone but I’m glad to know that we’ve been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world.
— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) January 28, 2019
As Entertainment Weekly reminds us, Daniels has appeared in every live-action Star Wars movie to date, including the spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story, in which he played a different character.
Episode IX, which doesn’t have a title or a trailer yet, hits theatres this December. It is the third and final instalment in the new trilogy that started with 2015’s The Force Awakens. The movie was set to be directed by Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow, but he was fired and replaced by JJ Abrams, who directed The Force Awakens.
Lost and Lord of the Rings actor Dominic Monaghan will play an unspecified role in Episode XI, while some of the other newcomers include Keri Russell and Richard E. Grant, among others. It is purely speculation, but the Super Bowl often hosts big movie trailers, so fans might have something to look forward to on February 3 during the big game.
In other Star Wars news, EA has reportedly canceled a new open-world Star Wars game in development at EA Vancouver. However, the company says it remains “fully committed” to making more Star Wars games in the future.