Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy'

Posted April 17, 2017

The day closed out with a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios park for the special Star Wars Galactic Nights event, scheduled in conjunction with Star Wars Celebration weekend. Though there weren't any shots with Luke on Rey's back, it can be surmised by the trailer that dagobah esque training sequences will make up a fair bit of the film between the two.

The first Star Wars film, Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope, opened in U.S. theaters in May 1977.

But now at last, Kennedy says, they've found a way to explain her absence, though of course, we'll have to wait until we see how Episode VIII ends before they can share any part of it with the fans.

Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to release in theaters on December 15, 2017. "She's owned by them", he said.

The first fully-formed trailer for "The Last Jedi" had nearly half a million views and more than 13,000 comments on YouTube within 90 minutes of being posted, with #TheLastJedi quickly becoming the top trending hashtag worldwide on Twitter.

With this she assured that Fisher's role will not just be a cameo. "Rey has a certain expectation as to what she may be getting from Luke and what that might entail and as a lot of people know, it is hard when you meet your heroes because it might not be what you expect". "They may not be what you expect", said Ridley to knowing groans in the crowd.

Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the sci-fi blockbusters, shared another snap of himself and Ford with Billie on Twitter.

Well, the rumors of Leia and Carrie Fisher being a part of Episode IX were put to rest. In The Last Jedi, it's a test for all the characters, but specially for Finn. I'm thinking "no" because it's a holiday weekend but you never know, it could very well catch up. Apparently, there was some sort of confusion or miscommunication, though, according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who was speaking at Star Wars Celebration today. The end of the Jedi could throw the franchise's central morality struggle into chaos.

The famed actress passed away in December 2016 after suffering from a heart attack on board a flight, but will appear as Princess Leia in the The Last Jedi, as filming wrapped just a few months before she died.