Up first is Anthony Daniels’ in-depth interview with Entertainment Weekly. Daniels, who is always happy to talk about Star Wars with fans, is the beloved actor who has played C-3PO since 1977. Not only is he reprising the role for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, but of course Disney called him in to do the voice for Star Wars: Rebels.
Daniels didn’t really go in-depth with how important 3PO is for the new film, but he did say that he was excited about working in the outfit again. Abrams even asked him if he would do it if 3PO was CGI and they just wanted his voice. If that was the case, Daniels wouldn’t do it.