A Tribute To Carrie Fisher (for 40th Anniversary at Star Wars Celebration 2017)
Featured at the 40th anniversary panel of the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, was this Video Tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, which frankly left me a teary eyed last night before I went to bed …
For the uninitiated, Carrie Fisher played “Princess Leia” in Star Wars.
[ Above screen-snap from the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ]
And while it has been previously confirmed that Carrie Fisher will be in Episode 8, “General Leia” will not be in Episode 9. LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy mentioned;
“We finished everything in VIII and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie, and we’re so happy we were able to complete filming in the summer. Unfortunately, Carrie passed away [at a] time when we were well underway with Episode IX in our thoughts. We had not written a script yet. But we’ve regrouped. We started over again in January. Sadly, Carrie will not be in IX.” (Quoted on lrmonline.com)