Published: Mon, May 29, 2017
Life&Culture | By Kristin Armstrong

Here's Carrie Fisher in Her Last Magazine Cover Shoot as General Organa


"I go, 'Oh, baby, here I come!' And then it flies into her hands?"

Disney is marking the milestone at some of its stores with events including a Star Wars trivia game, defence training against stormtroopers and Millennium Falcon flight training. But the idea that he "fundamentally disagreed" with every single decision Johnson made about Luke Skywalker seems notable, even if Hamill ultimately did what he was hired to do and submitted to the writer/director's vision. But it was also clear that Fisher's absence weighed heavily on everyone, from the cast to director Rian Johnson, who formed a creative bond with Fisher while working on the film.

We'll find out more about this pair when Star Wars: The Last Jedi releases on December 15th.

The Star Wars brain trust is now hard at work trying to figure out how to reconfigure Episode IX in the wake of Fisher's unexpected passing late a year ago.

She assures Vanity Fair Fisher's role in the eighth film was not affected by her death, and insists Episode IX will not feature Carrie or her digital likeness. As we know, J.J. Abrams kept the series' original leading man out of the Force Awakens proceedings until the final moments, when we cut to black on Luke and his magnificent retirement beard eyeing Rey (Daisy Ridley) without saying a word. "And it would have been". Colin Trevorrow will direct. Fans who are anxious that Lucasfilm will take inspiration from Rogue One and expect a CGI version of Fisher have nothing to worry about.

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"Well, it's incredible. It was awesome at the beginning when it became a hit and it's been fantastic as we've gone through the years".

Next year comes a film about the early days of Han Solo, scheduled for a May 25, 2018, release, followed by "Episode IX" on May 24, 2019.

"Well, I saw it the first time when I was five", he tells ABC Radio, "and I was blown away and my life was changed like everyone else who has that story".

Meanwhile, Kennedy revealed that Fisher could have been the centre character in Star Wars: Episode IX.

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