After nearly five of months of principal photography, one of the original cast members from 1977's Star Wars has completed filming his part for this year's Episode IX.
C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels announced through his official Twitter account that he had completed filming his return as the golden, protocol droid for the upcoming sequel, thanking the cast and crew for the experience.
Today was 3PO's last on Episode IX. He's sad - so am I. But we're so proud to have worked with such a lovely, talented cast & crew lead by J.J. & Kathy. I'll miss everyone but I'm glad to know that we've been making something exceptional together, to share with the waiting world.— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) January 28, 2019
Principal photography on the still untitled Episode IX began on August 1 in London and is expected to end sometime next month.
While there were rumors that the first trailer for the film would premiere with the Super Bowl this coming weekend, subsequent reports indicated that the trailer would debut apart from the massive sporting event.
Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is scheduled to open on December 20, 2019.