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Anthony Daniels calls the secrecy behind The Force Awakens "ludicrous"

09.03.2015

The full force of J.J. Abrams "mystery box" has been lessened somewhat for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, but I have to say that I've found the amount of details Disney/Lucasfilm have been releasing to be pretty damn perfect; not too much, but not too little. However one of the cast-members of STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has dubbed the secrecy behind the film as "ludicrous."

Anthony Daniels, who has played C-3PO in all six Star Wars films and will reprise the role in THE FORCE AWAKENS, spoke with The Guardian recently and expressed a little distaste at the lengths Disney has gone to in order to keep the whole production under wraps:

The secrecy has been beyond ludicrous, for heaven’s sake, it’s a movie. When I got the script, it was typed in black on paper of the deepest red so you couldn’t photocopy it. I got a hangover just reading it.

The actor was even censored by Disney after he mentioned a fellow actor who appears in STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on Twitter:

I said that I’d met so-and-so. An actor who plays a … thing in the film. A character. Immediately I received a message from Disney: ‘Remove the tweet! You’re not allowed to say that!’ Honestly. It’s a kind of Kremlin attitude. Look, I know perfectly well not to tell you now what I’m giving you for a Christmas present because it would spoil the surprise. And these films are all about opening the box on Christmas Day.

After appearing in the three Star Wars prequels, Daniels admitted that he wasn't impressed with their reliance on completely digital sets, calling them cold and bleak; however he's been quite happy with J.J. Abrams return to practical sets for THE FORCE AWAKENS saying that "it became clear early on that with JJ we were getting back to the old-fashioned kind of film-making. We have walls. Actual sets! All right, so you might not have a view out of the window, but you have a window."

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens on December 18, 2015.

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Source: The Guardian

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6:18PM on 09/08/2015

I agree...

Ludicrous is exactly the word I would use.
Ludicrous is exactly the word I would use.
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4:33AM on 09/05/2015
The are SO in the Yavin 4 Rebel base in that photo. I couldn't be more fucking stoked for this movie...
The are SO in the Yavin 4 Rebel base in that photo. I couldn't be more fucking stoked for this movie...
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5:22PM on 09/04/2015

All about the Rebel Base

Agreed that Daniel's shouldn't be biting the hand that feeds him. (You know it has to be tough eating in that costume) But Disney is afraid that they will lose the $8 that 2 or 3 people won't pony up if they find out in advance that Leia has Chewie's love child in this movie. (Damn those anti bi-species fanatics) And that Han has fallen back into smuggling, (Someone has to pay for Leia's vaginal rejuvenation) Aside of Uncle Owen coming out of a shower realizing that the last 38 Coruscant Solar
Agreed that Daniel's shouldn't be biting the hand that feeds him. (You know it has to be tough eating in that costume) But Disney is afraid that they will lose the $8 that 2 or 3 people won't pony up if they find out in advance that Leia has Chewie's love child in this movie. (Damn those anti bi-species fanatics) And that Han has fallen back into smuggling, (Someone has to pay for Leia's vaginal rejuvenation) Aside of Uncle Owen coming out of a shower realizing that the last 38 Coruscant Solar cycles was a dream as the main plotline I am still ponying up by $8.
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3:17PM on 09/04/2015
This guy is such a twat
This guy is such a twat
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5:32PM on 09/04/2015
I've heard that. A buddy of mine met him at a Con. Anthony was a total douche. He thinks Star Wars revolves around him .
I've heard that. A buddy of mine met him at a Con. Anthony was a total douche. He thinks Star Wars revolves around him .
3:17PM on 09/04/2015

Did everybody else read that in C3PO's voice too?

Just me?
Just me?
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10:39AM on 09/04/2015

I agree!

It's not fucking national security, it's just a bloody movie!
It's not fucking national security, it's just a bloody movie!
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3:05AM on 09/04/2015

What a dick head....

For the first time in years, I'm excited about a film that so far, I've avoided every spoiler that's been thrown at me. Seriously, this guy is an asshole. One of the main reasons I am excited for this movie is because I'm avoiding ALL spoilers. Fuck him, ya know? He is freaking way off base in this matter.
For the first time in years, I'm excited about a film that so far, I've avoided every spoiler that's been thrown at me. Seriously, this guy is an asshole. One of the main reasons I am excited for this movie is because I'm avoiding ALL spoilers. Fuck him, ya know? He is freaking way off base in this matter.
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3:48AM on 09/04/2015
Didn't like him since I learned he was an ass to Kenny Baker.
Didn't like him since I learned he was an ass to Kenny Baker.
9:46PM on 09/03/2015
I don't think it's ludicrous at all. This day and age, studios and filmmakers have to take precautions that measure up to all the technology used in the leaks of movies, tv shows, photos etc. The technology makes it so easy too. I think Disney and Abrams are doing a terrific job keeping the movie under wraps while releasing enough about the movie to hold us til December. Hell I was a bit disappoint just by the instagram/twitter teaser because who they shown holding a ligtsaber. I really didn't
I don't think it's ludicrous at all. This day and age, studios and filmmakers have to take precautions that measure up to all the technology used in the leaks of movies, tv shows, photos etc. The technology makes it so easy too. I think Disney and Abrams are doing a terrific job keeping the movie under wraps while releasing enough about the movie to hold us til December. Hell I was a bit disappoint just by the instagram/twitter teaser because who they shown holding a ligtsaber. I really didn't want to know that part until I saw the movie. However, I was still excited as hell when I did see it. ...I say to Abrams and Disney, keep up the good work.
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8:41PM on 09/03/2015
I just want to know why his bloody arm is red!
I just want to know why his bloody arm is red!
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9:00PM on 09/03/2015
is it possible that its just a placeholder green screen prostethic? sometimes if they are using green screen in the background, it becomes difficult to use green screen prostethics or blue screen as it makes the animators job alot harder? they do it all the time. They did it for Predator because using a green screen costume in a green jungle would have been an absolute nightmare.

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nevermind, just saw the promotional material. His arm is red everywhere. Best explanation, he lost">
is it possible that its just a placeholder green screen prostethic? sometimes if they are using green screen in the background, it becomes difficult to use green screen prostethics or blue screen as it makes the animators job alot harder? they do it all the time. They did it for Predator because using a green screen costume in a green jungle would have been an absolute nightmare.

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nevermind, just saw the promotional material. His arm is red everywhere. Best explanation, he lost his arm somewhere and thats the only arm they had to replace it with.
9:40PM on 09/03/2015
For the same reason his leg was silver in Ep IV...it just was.
For the same reason his leg was silver in Ep IV...it just was.
10:41AM on 09/04/2015
Yeah, I don't think it's anything grand. He's a trash heap robot, that arm was probably just available and it fit
Yeah, I don't think it's anything grand. He's a trash heap robot, that arm was probably just available and it fit
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