Carrie Fisher to have 'amazing' send-off in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Kelvin Reese
August 4, 2017

Well, thanks to an interview John Boyega did with ABC News, we now know that Lucasfilm did indeed handle Fisher's death by sending her character Leia off in what he describes as "an fantastic way". It's Star Wars, it's the sequel to the third highest-grossing film of all time, and it will be the last big screen appearance of late actress Carrie Fisher.

Actress Billie Lourd made her feature film debut in J. J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens opposite her mother, the late Carrie Fisher.

When Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher passed away in December of 2016, many fans of the franchise wondered how her character - Princess/General Leia - would be dealt with in the films.

"It sends her off in a very incredible, unbelievable way", he added. And she is still kept alive in this franchise. "She lives forever in a sense". The first thing I did was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While it was confirmed that Fisher had completed filming for The Last Jedi, it was uncertain whether she would somehow appear in Episode 9 until it was confirmed by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy that Leia Organa will not be appearing in the final film in the trilogy. I was in Nigeria when we found out [about her death].

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In other Star Wars news, the film's ninth instalment, set for release in 2019, has a new writer (via The Hollywood Reporter).

Thorne has a storied career in television, on the silver screen and on stage, with work including the This is England TV shows and West End hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The world may have grieved when actress, writer, and mental health advocate Carrie Fisher passed away a year ago but nobody could have probably felt more pained by the loss than the Star Wars legend's family.

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