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One of the things about which people have been most interested since the announcement of the Disney/Lucasfilm merger, and the ensuing new 'Star Wars' films on the horizon, was who from the original cast might turn up. Rumors began to spread, as one by one the tent pole stars of the progenitor trilogy expressed their desire to return to a galaxy far far away. Today however, it appears we have our first confirmed return of a franchise veteran. In a recent interview, Carrie Fisher was asked point blank whether she would be reprising her role as Princess Leia as part of the new wave of films. Her answer was short and definitive: "yes." At this point, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker respectively, have not been confirmed. J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode VII' is due in theaters sometime in 2015.
So Leia is coming back, eh? But where? The most logical assumption would be that she will be returning for 'Episode VII,' but that's not necessarily the case. We know that Disney is planning the release of several different 'Star Wars' films, including Boba Fett and Han Solo origin stories. It's not too likely that a much older, forgive me Carrie, Princess Leia would appear in a tale about a younger Han Solo, unless it were in a prologue scene perhaps. Similarly, an older Leia would have no business in a Boba Fett origin story. So again, 'Episode VII' is the logical assumption. I'm happy that the legacy of the franchise will be acknowledged in Fisher's appearance, but part of me hopes she doesn't have a prominent role in the film. Seeing how much our beloved characters have aged would be thoroughly depressing. The question now becomes, does this confirmation also suggest that we're on the cusp of Ford and Hamil being locked down as well?
What do you guys think? Are you pleased Carrie Fisher is returning? Do you think Ford and Hamil will also be confirmed soon?
Source: Palm Beach Illustrated