C-3PO Rumoured To Be In Solo: A Star Wars Story
Here's a question for all you Star Wars buffs out there, and the answer will no doubt surprise you: what character has been in every single Star Wars film to date? No, it's not Yoda, or R2D2, or Luke. It's not even Darth Vader, even if you count his younger Anakin Skywalker incarnation. The character that been in every single Star Wars film so far is actually the protocol droid otherwise known as C-3PO. Pretty wild that the poshest robot in existence is actually the most featured character in the most popular film series ever, but at least it's not Jar-Jar Binks.
But with the impending release of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', available to watch nationwide in ODEON Cinemas May 24th, fans have been eagerly debating whether the posh golden droid will set to star yet again. 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', or just Solo as fans are calling it, is being released as a part of ODEON's 'Calling All Heroes' season, which features a whole host of action packed hero led films like 'Deadpool 2', 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' and 'Oceans 8'. It's looking set to be one not to miss, so booking tickets in advance so you don't miss out and have the movie ruined by your mates telling you spoilers is essential!
The film has been described as a 'space western', and follows the story of Han Solo, the devilish rogue from the original trilogy, detailing how he came to meet Chewbacca, take control of his ship the Millennium Falcon and get to meet Lando Calrissian. Basically imagine all of the good action parts from the original Star Wars films that didn't involved Jedi's, and that's pretty much this film, with probably even more laser blasts. It's the exact kind of action packed blockbuster that will make the 'Calling All Heroes' season at ODEON so special as it runs across the next few months.
And even though C-3PO may not be as cunning, brave, or be able to deadlift as much as the heroes featured in the 'Calling All Heroes' season, he's still just as integral to the Star Wars universe. A cheeky little known fact for your mates down the pub, C-3PO utters the first ever line in a Star Wars film, when he says "'Did you hear that?" at the beginning of 'A New Hope' released all the way back in 1977.
And rumours are rife that he may feature in Solo as well. In fact in a recent interview, Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, accidentally dropped the biggest hint yet, when discussing the role of actor Anthony Daniels, who plays C-3PO.
"Daniels was so happy, 'cause he's in every single Star Wars movie," Hamill explained. "Every single one. All the prequels, he's in Rogue One, he's in Solo. Whoops!...but anyway, he's in every single Star Wars movie."
The only problem with this, as eagle eyed fans have noted, is that Han Solo actually meets C-3PO for the first time in 'A New Hope', and so it's caused fans to ponder on just how it is that Daniels still stars in the film without C-3PO even meeting Hans.
Fans theories about how this is managed have included: C-3PO having his memory wiped (as he did at the end of 'Revenge Of The Sith'), C-3PO being just a small background cameo that Han doesn't notice (as he was in 'Rogue One') or that simply Han meets C-3PO but just doesn't remember him at all (as Han hates robots in every film in the Star Wars franchise).
Regardless of whether C-3PO is featured in the film or not, Solo: A Star Wars Story looks set to be a classic action packed sci-fi adventure typical of the franchise and it's modern reboots. With the film out in ODEON cinemas on the 24th May, you'd be silly not to book tickets now.