AceShowbiz - Ever since Mark Hamill revealed that Anthony Daniels was involved in "Solo: A Star Wars Story", fans of the franchise are wondering whether the latter reprises his role as C-3PO. However, the speculation turned out to be wrong since the golden protocol droid doesn't appear in the standalone movie. Much to everyone's surprise, Daniels actually plays an entirely different character.
Co-writer Jonathan Kasdan says that Daniels' character appears in one of the trailers for the movie. But even after watching it multiple times, fans can't find C-3PO, that's because Daniels doesn't play the droid. The actor, in fact, is a Wookiee.
Daniels' Wookie appears in one scene involving Han and Chewbacca. The said scene sees the two running into trouble, and then a helpful Wookiee comes to give them aids in their escape.
"No, but Anthony Daniels is in the movie as a different character," Kasdan tells Uproxx. "In the Papillon type offshoot story, the Wookiee that helps them escape, Chewbacca's best friend, is played by Anthony Daniels – and beckons him to join them as they escape on a different ship."
When asked about why "Solo" doesn't feature C-3PO and R2-D2, Lawrence Kasdan responds, "There are a lot of things about this movie that are different from all the others."
The new standalone movie's official logline reads, "Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story', an adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes."
The movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke as Qi'ra, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett and Thandie Newton as Val. The cast also includes Paul Bettany and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
"Solo: A Star Wars Story" will hit U.S. theaters on May 25.