Carrie Fisher Confirms She’s Back for Star Wars Episode 7


Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in Star WarsWhat are the chances J.J. Abrams, the upcoming director of “Star Wars: Episode VII” and a self-professed huge “Star Wars” fan, won’t be doing all he can to bring back the original three stars of the first trilogy? We’re talking about Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and of course, Carrie Fisher. And unless “Episode VII” takes place, say, 100 or so years after the events of “Return of the Jedi”, there’s really no logical reason not to bring all three back, if just for a cameo.

After Hamill all but said that he’s expected to reprise Luke Skywalker in the sequel, Carrie Fisher is now saying the same thing about her Princess Leia. When asked about her possible return to the sci-fi series by The Palm Beach Illustrated, Fisher answered in the affirmative, then added:

She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.

So is it Queen Leia now? I’m just wondering. Surely she’s graduated from Princess to Queen since the original trilogy, right?

Anyways, so what can we expect from Leia in “Episode VII”? I’m guessing less gold bikini action adventure and more motherly caring. After all, didn’t she and Han Solo hook up and had twins? I think that was the story in the comics. Or novels. Or possibly both.

Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in The Empire Strikes Back

Via : ETOnline

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  • Ernest Madison

    Terribly difficult to become Queen, as the title of Princess of the Royal House of Alderaan tends to come with a planet…

  • hedrick

    @Nix Leia is now a Jedi Knight and high ranking diplomat in the new republic. She and Han had 3 children Twins Jacen and Jaina and Anakin. *Spoiler* Anakin died in a war not too long after Chewbacca died and Jacen turns to the dark side, murders luke’s wife and is killed by his twin sister…

    • Nix

      Oh come on you’re making that up!

      • hedrick

        you’d think but nope, thats what happened.

        • WaveWolf

          That is what happened in the EU, and they said movies will (luckly) not follow those stories. The Yuuzahn Vong invesion, the clones of Palpatine… all the stories post Return of the Jedi (but Thrawn Trilogy for the most part) were crap.
          Many say Lucas tried to destroy his saga with the prequels, but I think it started with this unsense post ROTJ EU.

          BTW, while the stories are pure crap, I think some characters and the relationship between them were kinda good.
          I refer to Han and Leia’s children.

          Here is how I would have wrote the sequels (free to like it or not):

          Han and Leia had this 3 children who became the first apprentices of Luke’s new Jedi Order. Unlike the EU, he never married. Mara Jade (who was his wife in the EU) is much mor younger here: she was a child when she worked for Palpatine the last years of his reign. Now she is a young woman, but the spirit of Palpatine orders her to attend Luke’s school, to learn the ways of the Force and then destroy the Jedi, having his revenge over the Skywalkers.
          At the school, Mara starts a relationship with Jacen Solo.

          Meanwhile the New Republic is fighting the remains of the Empire. During one of this battles, Anakin Solo (the younger one) dies. After this event, with the help of Luke, Mara manages to rebel herself against Palpatine and scaried about the dark side, decides she will not be a Jedi (transforming her in a character much more like Han Solo was). But thanks to her relationship with Jacen, Palpatine maneges to reach him and uses the pain for the lost of his brother to turn him to the dark side, making him Darth Caedus.

          Somebody speculated about a return of Mace Windu. In The Force Unleashed (grate game, grate story, horrible sequel) Master Kota loses his connection with the Force in a way very similar to Mace’s supposed death. He survived, but is no longer able to use the Force. But Luke want him to help him and eventualy turns out to become Jaina’s master, to complete her training (and she, while learning, teaches him how to reconect with the Force).

          I think they will keep the “Boba Fett survived the Sarlacc Pitt” thing, so it would be great to se Boba and Mace fight. And I think Han too would be a little angry to know Boba is still alive. This thing have potential.

          The saga would end having Jacen/Caedus joining the Empire, making it strong and die in a final battle against his sister.

          The whole thing works making Mara Jade younger, but I know is something that will probably never happen.

        • Nix

          Wow. Crazy.

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        Jacen became the embodiment of pure evil. Boba even sent Han a pair of power gauntlets so he could “strangle his evil offspring.”

    • Lexavi80

      I just don’t see Carrie3 Fisher holding a lightsaber. Honestly

  • Dedpool

    Best way to do this is take the characters that have been created in the EU and spin their own stories that have part and hints of what was in the books. Like comic book adpatations.