Movie News: Carrie Fisher Confirms Her STAR WARS Return

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 29 April 2013

Movie News

Everyone’s favourite gold bikini-wearing princess, Carrie Fisher, recently spoke at the Calgary Comic Expo. As expected, talk turned to quickly to the STAR WARS saga and a possible return for EPISODE VII. According to the Calgary Herald, Fisher revealed, for the first time officially at least, that she will indeed be returning to a galaxy far, far away.

The Herald reported their account of her reveal.

Yes, Carrie Fisher confirmed to a rapt audience at the BMO Centre Saturday afternoon that she will in fact be reprising her most famous role of Princess Leia in a new series of Star Wars films, which will be produced by Disney. She was the first of the original cast members to announce her participation back in March, although apparently jumped her gun. Her publicist said she was joking and that nothing had been confirmed.

However, it seems to be a done deal now. But for fans looking for a sneak-peek of what to expect in the new film, Fisher didn’t offer many juicy details.

I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before,” she said during a talk at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. “I’m glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape. So I’m really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it, I will have eaten everything.”

Whilst Fisher’s return was one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood, at least she’s finally given confirmation of it. The returns of Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are also a cert to happen, with George Lucas even pretty much confirming the return of Fisher, Ford and Hamill in various interviews. Now we just wait the official line from Disney and Lucasfilm.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is scheduled for a summer 2015 release.

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