Discussion Could there ever be C3PO without Anthony Daniels?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by phatdude1138, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Yes he can be replaced. I dont understand why people get fanatical and insist no one else could ever portray a character like 3PO...
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  2. Poor Greedo Jedi Grand Master

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    The droids are the only constant (besides war hehe). Gotta have em. Does it have to be Daniels? No. Would I like it to be? Of course!
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  3. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    The guy who plays him at Disneyworld is pretty damn good. Anthony Daniels will always be C-3PO, but classic Looney Tunes and Disney characters prove that they can live on with new voice actors.
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  4. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    3PO would live on but I'm sure Daniel's could voice 3PO into his late 80's so if 10,11 & 12 are made he will be there...........
  5. fishtailsam Force Ghost

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    This.

    C3po is so great because his character is supposed to be a sleezy 'yes-man'; but Daniels plays him like a polite butler. The disjuction between what he says and how he says it makes him 'feel' robotic. Thats why I think ANH C3po's diolog is the best. After that they started writing him as a butler.

    Anyway, to the point of the OP; Daniels will voice the part as long as he phisically can. If he doesnt want to be in the suit, they will get someone else. And Daniels will train that person how to move correctly. I will be disapointed if they CG him; but as long as they Mo-Cap Daniels ala Gollum; it'll be fine.
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  6. The Hellhammer 7SA Forum Interrogator

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    Yeah, no need to stuff him in the suit again if he's not up for it. It's rather tough to move around in that.

    But he will definetly be able (and I'm guessing willing) to voice him.
  7. Pfluegermeister Force Ghost

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    I've never had a problem with putting someone else in the suit, but I've noticed that very few people have been brought in to do the voice of Threepio besides Daniels; they've managed to find a backup voice for Vader that I can accept, but it's apparently harder to find someone who can match Daniels' vocals, and the few times they've tried, you can very much tell it's not him. I have no choice but to accept that eventually, someone will have to step in to replace Daniels; I just don't know if they've found the right man for the job yet.
  8. DV75 Force Ghost

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    As long as Daniels is alive and well - he will continue to act and do the voice for 3PO.
    But I agree with everyone else here. Him in AOTC was really bad. A sad parody.

    I hope we get a lot of the old-time droid interaction in the ST.

    Oh and Chewie's costume in ROTS sucked. He didn't look like Chewbacca at all.
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  9. StoneRiver Force Ghost

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    Agreed. I said as much in another thread. I didn't realise anyone agreed with me lol
  10. BlenderWars Jedi Master

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    Wait, was there not already a walking model of 3PO for TPM?
  11. StoneRiver Force Ghost

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    You are correct. But AD was controlling it :D
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  12. BlenderWars Jedi Master

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    that sounds totaly.. 8-}

    But definatly something Lucas would do. :p
  13. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    His antics in AOTC never really bothered me that much to tell you the truth. I'd love to see 3PO back in some form.
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  14. phatdude1138 Force Ghost

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    By the way:

    Happy Birthday Anthony Daniels! (67 years old today)
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  15. Darthbane2007 Force Ghost

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    This always seems to come up in nearly every franchise. If future people want to use Optimus Prime for instance after Peter Cullen passes on, will the fans moan then?

    When Billy West/Joe Alaskey/Gregg Burson voiced Bugs Bunny after Mel Blanc passed?, Did anybody complain then because it wasn't Mel Blanc?
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  16. DV75 Force Ghost

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    Well, when Jim Henson died, in my mind the real Kermit did as well. :_|

    Kermit has never sounded the same since.
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  17. Palpatine2016 Jedi Grand Master

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    I like Tom Kane's C-3PO.
  18. Darth Chiznuk Chosen One

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    Anthony Daniels is See-Threepio just as Peter Mayhew is Chewbacca. I'll be very sad to see the day that another actor plays him but I have no fear that he'll be replaced for the ST. That day may come but personally I really don't want anyone else playing him.
  19. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Anyone who thinks that this character will not work without Anthony Daniels has obviously not seen Johnny Depp openly auditioning for the role while appearing in every film he has starred in since this millenium began...
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  20. Darth Claire Force Ghost

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    Its a sad inevitability that eventually *that is if the OT cast survive the sequel trilogy* they'll eventually have to recast. I like to think these characters will live on even after their original actors are gone. Refusing to use a character cause the original actor is gone is kind of sad. Its like this new whole "Nobody should ever be the joker again cause Ledger is gone". Eventually we're gunna have to recast. Maybe not this film, or even the next, but if these characters survive *and are still used in the next trilogy* then recast is inevitable.
  21. bighairedaristocrat Jedi Knight

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    I agree. 3 actors have played Darth Vader. Two have played Obi-wan kenobi. We're possibly going to have someone else play a young Han Solo. If you ask me, replacing Daniels with another actor would be ridiculously easy.
  22. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    It's not like you even see his face! lol:p
  23. Frank_TJ_Mackey Force Ghost

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    C3PO is cool....but he was shoehorned in the prequels.....I'm no fan of Tony Daniels....so I can easily imagine someone else voicing C3PO.
  24. General Immodet Jedi Grand Master

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    No! Daniels is C-3PO. I do not want to see a digitalized model for our golden droid. For R2-D2, okay, but for C-3PO, no!!!
  25. Catsmeow Jedi Master

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    When he's dead yeah, put as long as he can keep playing C3PO I say keep him. Plus there are thousands of vocal actors out there that can more than likely do his voice just the same as Anthony Daniels.