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Carrie Fisher confirms Star Wars return

Carrie Fisher

Story by Jack Foley

CARRIE Fisher is returning to the Star Wars franchise.

The actress, aka Princess Leia, confirmed the news in an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, in which she gave a no-nonsense ‘yes’ when asked about whether she would be involved in the newly-revived space epic.

When asked if she knew how Leia would fit into the reboot, she teased some ideas of her own, saying: “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.”

Fisher’s confirmation comes a month after Mark Hamill, who played her iconic Jedi brother Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’s original trilogy, said that he had discussed the original cast’s return with Lucas and was waiting to speak with new producer Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter Michael Arndt about his possible involvement.

He told Entertainment Tonight: “I’m assuming, because I haven’t talked to the writers, that these movies would be about our offspring… like my character would be sort of in the Obi-Wan range [as] an influential character.”

Speculation is rife surrounding what direction the new Star Wars films will take, with constantly emerging rumours surrounding the possible return of landmark actors and characters from the original series, as well as potential spin-offs dedicated to certain indivuduals.

A Yoda spin-off is one suggestion, as is the prospect of another that will investigate Han Solo’s background.

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