Having recently nailed down the R2-D2 role, MTV News' Josh Horowitz asks, "Package deal? C-3PO?" But "Star Wars - Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams isn't letting any more details slip out yet.
I'm sure at this point he's just joking around. I mean, how could you have R2 without C-3P0? It wouldn't make sense for only one of them to return, because then they'd have to explain what happened to him. He's too major of a character to jsut disappear and have it be accepted.
But really, where is he going to take them? They were iconic in the original trilogy and should stay with that. The partnership worked really well but I just can't see it working in the new ones without it feeling a little too samey.
I'm guessing it'll be less about what misadventures they get into but rather what amount of screen time they'll get. Things are going to probably feel samey, but they'll probably act as a fan service cushion to the over-arching story they want to make.
Well Abrams has said several times he wants to recapture the feel of the original trilogy. If you remember, George Lucas designed the original movies to be essentially told from the perspective of the droids (like the film The Hidden Fortress, that was a big influence on GL for Star Wars). Besides which it makes much more sense for both of them to be there in this trilogy than they were in the prequels.
He's going for a 100% safe, forgettable, explosion-filled crowd-pleaser, just like his Star Trek movies. Of course he's going to cram in the droids just like Lucas.
Expect the worst from him and his staff. @SilentNegotiator: I totally agree with you.
i really hate mtv.
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