'Star Wars: Episode VII' Without C-3PO? Not Bloody Likely

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There's been a lot of buzz recently over the possibility of original "Star Wars" stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher returning to the fold to reprise their roles as Luke, Leia and Han in the upcoming relaunch "Star Wars: Episode VII." But there's one star from the original trilogy who never stopped playing his "Star Wars" character — and according to a new report from Digital Spy, it looks like he may be coming back yet again.

After all, it wouldn't be a real "Star Wars" story without Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, now would it?

Of course, it's still pretty early in the process, so nothing is official just yet. But if there's any actor who seems like a stone lock to be in "Star Wars: Episode VII," it has to be Daniels, who not only appeared in all six live action "Star Wars" features as the charmingly neurotic golden droid but who has made an entire career out of playing C-3PO, reprising the role in cartoons, video games, radio dramas and every other possible medium known to man.

Naturally, he's pretty happy about the possibility of being brought back by J.J. Abrams for the new version as well, even if he is playing it a little bit coy.

"Look, it's all very early days and I don't want to wear anybody out by speculating or letting you waste your energy by saying 'What do you think?'" Daniels said, before not-so-cryptically adding, "I'm certainly not sitting by the phone, but it's always nice when it rings. Do you know what I mean?"

We do indeed know what you mean. Wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more.

"[Abrams] clearly knows how to make it all work and put it all together," Daniels continued. "But again that's pie-in-the-sky to a certain extent that is the future."

And if there's anybody who should know about the future, it's Daniels. After all, he's spent his entire career living in it.

See you in 2015, goldenrod!