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Lawrence Kasdan Clarifies Anthony Daniels' Solo Role, And He's Not A Wookiee


Warning: minor SPOILERS for Solo: A Star Wars Story are forward!

There’s been one fixed in the entire Star Wars motion pictures: Anthony Daniels’ presence. Until now, Daniels has appeared in all of the theatrical tales set in a galaxy far, far-off as C-3PO, however we just lately realized that for Solo: A Star Wars Story, he will not be reprising the fussy, golden protocol droid. Instead, Daniels will play a brand-new character, and it was initially believed that this was considered one of Chewbacca’s Wookiee allies. However, apparently there was a miscommunication, and Solo co-writer Jonathan Kasdan has clarified that moderately than getting his Wookiee on, Daniels is definitely taking part in a human character who has display screen time with Chewbacca and this different Wookiee. Kasdan defined:

So there you may have it. Anthony Daniels is showing in Solo: A Star Wars Story not as C-3PO or Sagwa the Wookiee, however a human named Tak who’s enslaved alongside the Wookiees within the Kessell mines. While it sounds at first like this scene between Chewbacca, Sagwa and Tak would possibly happen earlier than Chewie has met Han, Kasdan additionally handed alongside a script excerpt that reveals that L3-37 is within the scene, suggesting that no matter is occurring right here occurs after Chewie has established a rapport with the eponymous protagonist. In any case, this really will not be the primary time that Daniels has performed a personality aside from C-3PO in a Star Wars film, as he additionally briefly popped up in 2002’s Attack of the Clones as Dannl Faytoni, a patron on the membership on Coruscant the place Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi cornered murderer Zam Wesell.

In addition to updating Uproxx on Anthony Daniels’ character state of affairs in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jonathan Kasdan additionally revealed why he and his fellow author/father Lawrence Kasdan determined to call him Tak, saying:

Besides being the cinematographer on in style motion pictures like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Silence of the Lambs and The Sixth Sense, Tak Fujimoto additionally labored on the second unit pictures group for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, so it is cool that his identify now will get to be part of Star Wars lore. Solo: A Star Wars Story is notable for being the primary Star Wars film to not embody C-3PO (or his trusty companion R2-D2), nevertheless it’s nonetheless nice that the prequel journey discovered a method to embody him, even when there was initially a mixup relating to who he is taking part in.

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