Are there two characters more indicative of the Star Wars saga it’s C-3PO and R2-D2? You may disagree, but they’re the first two main characters you meet in A New Hope, and you spend most of the first 20 minutes of the movie with them, seeing this galaxy, and this story, through their eyes. Plus they’re the only two characters who have appeared in every movie of the series thus far.

So what of it? Could C-3PO and R2-D2 make an appearance in J.J. AbramsStar Wars Episode VII? The man to ask is Anthony Daniels, who portrayed Threepio in all six Star Wars movies, and Digital Spy recently did. Here’s Daniels’ response:

“Look, it’s all very early days and I don’t want to wear anybody out by speculating or letting you waste your energy by saying ‘What do you think? I’m certainly not sitting by the phone, but it’s always nice when it rings. Do you know what I mean? It never occurred to me that it would happen. Everybody’s really happy that Disney have taken over the mantle. Kathy Kennedy is so well loved and she is carrying George Lucas’s torch so much further.”

Well that’s not a no. I remember once hearing a rumor that at the end of Episode IX it would be revealed that the whole saga was told through R2 and Threepio’s memory banks, although that’s probably pretty unlikely now. Still, considering that Daniels has been involved all prior Wars films, as well as giving voice to Threepio on the cartoon Droids, the Star Wars radio plays, and in numerous video games and other media, if the interpreter droid does appear in Episode VII, it will be hard to keep Daniels away.
Source: Comic Book Movie

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