Sep 7, 2015

Anthony Daniels has become a cranky old man and we love him for it.

In a recent interview, C3PO’s heart and soul, Anthony Daniels shared some incredible insights into how he feels about a few Star Wars related things.

He suggested that Disney had acted like the Kremlin when he tweeted that he had met Simon Pegg on the set of Star Wars.

 This was apparently supposed to be a secret, however it was a pretty open one across the web.

For those that don’t know, the reference to the Kremlin is a suggestion that Disney acts like the Russian government, and they don’t tolerate dissent, free speech or the like.

That was amusing enough, and good on Daniels for speaking his mind.

But things get even better, Daniels goes on to totally diss the Prequel Trilogy! Check this statement:

“Ah, the prequels… The effects are clever but pointless. The skill is there, but so what? Coldness, that’s the word. Bleakness, even.”

We understand that Daniels made a condition of his appearance in The Force Awakens that his character would not be CGI. One can see why he did that if his experience filming the OT films was so bleak…

There is some shining light for the Golden Rod though. He is effusive with praise for the approach Disney and JJ are taking with the new film with a contrast on how Lucas did thing:

“[Lucas] has changed a lot over the years, but I think he finds it slightly hard to collaborate.  He made decisions that I believe might have been better discussed with other people. J.J. is more collaborative. He likes to listen… It became clear early on that with J.J. we were getting back to the old-fashioned kind of film-making. We have walls. Actual sets!”

So there we go. 

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