Elke kijker van Star Wars weet dat C-3PO niet gebouwd is om te vechten. Zelf laat hij dat ook maar al te graag weten. De droid is gemaakt voor etiketten en protocollen, niet voor actie en avontuur. Toch komt hij daar vaak in terecht.
Sinds de lek van de poster een tijdje terug gaat de vraag dan toch op, waarom draagt C-3PO een wapen? Nou, MakingStarWars denkt het antwoord te hebben gekregen via een bron. Let wel op, mogelijke spoilers zitten in de rest van dit bericht, hoewel dit alles natuurlijk nog niet bevestigd is.
There’s planet where it snows with a droid factory and the main cast visits a droid factory.
On snowfall planet, See-Threepio reluctantly has his memory uploaded to Artoo-Detoo which leads to some funny issues for Artoo.
This appears to explain the “Rambo” See-Threepio I wrote about a while ago which was later confirmed by The Geekiverse poster leak.
On the snow planet, the new droid D.O. is introduced around the factory sequence and his help is required. He might be related to Keri Russell’s character.
In the droid factory on the snow planet there is a “Bad Robot,” Battle Droids,” and droids that relate to or resemble John Williams scores somehow. Basically there’s a lot of Easter Eggs.
The heroes are helped off the snowing planet by a character in purple and gold which makes me think it is Keri Russell’s character, as she was described to me as “rose-gold extremely elegant armor but with a purple under suit and a helmet that has the shape of an Olympic cycling helmet.” This costume lines up with the recent poster leak pretty well and another leak which has her listed as “Zorii.”
So if Threepio is backed up to some kind of storage device on Artoo, what are they doing with Threepio? Are the loading another program into his body that explains why he has weapons? Is the rebellion weaponizing standard droids to fight back against The First Order? I was told the MacGuffin isn’t apparent at the start of the film and this is part of how it evolves as the story progresses. Many sources have said that Threepio is pretty important to kicking things off.