When we got our first look at C-3PO in “The Force Awakens,” he looked pretty much the same except for one obvious detail. He now had a red arm! And ever since we’ve been wondering why and how that is, and if it would be explained in Episode VII. Well it looks like we won’t be finding out in “The Force Awakens,” as Marvel has announced a special one-shot issue coming out in December titled “C-3PO,” where the mystery will be revealed on why the droid will now be sporting some red.
The issue will be written by James Robinson with art by Tony Harris, which is the first time this team has worked together in almost twenty years. Here is what James Robinson had to say about writing this story from StarWars.com:
“That’s a really exciting part of doing this story,” says Robinson. “I saw a photo of C-3PO with his red arm the other day and I thought ‘Wow, I’m the writer who gets to explain that.’”
I was definitely intrigued by C-3PO’s red arm when I first saw it, but wasn’t sure if it would even be explained in the movie, as none of his other covering changes were ever explained in the films. But I think a one-shot comic is the perfect way to tell us the reason behind it, and will definitely be looking forward to finding out in December.