I'm a 3PO fan and have seen Anthony Daniels in person a few times. I think he's one of the greatest characters in the SW universe, and to be honest, I don't think SW would be the same with out him (and R2). With all the classic characters like Luke, Han and Leia, we knew being "mortal and human" that the characters would die off. Even Chewie (capable of living 400 years), he too would die off eventually. My problem is 3PO could go on forever. As far as film making goes, could there be a 3PO without Daniels? Daniels is currenty 66 years YOUNG! Assuming he does the next 3 films, by the time EP9 is released he'll be 78. Still young, but I doubt he'll want to be shoved in the suit at that age. My question is, if Disney continues to go beyond EP9, and if Anthony Daniels retires (or worse ) would you want C3PO to "die"? Or would you be ok with another actor being cast as him?