Anthony Daniels Claims Episode VII May Be Superior To Empire Strikes Back

Anthony Daniels, the voice of C3PO, and one of the Star Wars alums who will be returning to Star Wars: Episode VII next year, recently took to social media to express his excitement for the upcoming film, claiming it might just be superior to original prequel Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

Episode VII is set to take place 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford will also reprise their respective roles as Luke Skywalker, Leia and Han Solo. The cast will also feature new players including Andy Serkis, Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o.

Filming for Episode VII just wrapped, according to Hollywood Reporter. This news supports speculation that a teaser trailer might be arriving before the end of the year.

Episode VII will be directed by J.J. Abrams and set to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015.