Carrie Fisher says ‘Yes’ to returning as Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia (Photo: 20th Century Fox/LucasFilm)
We're now picturing new "Star Wars" scribe Michael Arndt trying to figure out how to fit "Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?" into his screenplay.
It would appear that the rumors that the new "Star Wars" movie will serve as something of a reunion for old friends and familiar faces are at least somewhat true as Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she'll indeed be reprising her role as Princess Leia Organa in "Episode VII."
Fisher broke the news in an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, responding simply with "Yes" when asked if she can confirm whether she'll be returning for the continuing "Star Wars" saga. She also had some ideas of what we can expect from the now pushing-60 Princess.
"[She's] elderly. She's in an intergalactic old folks' home," said Fisher with a laugh. "I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."
Don't count out seeing Leia embracing some of her classic trademark fashion statements, either, as Fisher went a few steps further when asked whether we might see the Princess sporting her iconic hairstyle from "A New Hope."
"The bagel buns and the bikini, because probably she has sundowners syndrome," said Fisher, making us happy that there's at least one "Star Wars" alum out there who can laugh at all this madness. "At sundown, she thinks that she's 20-something. And she puts it on and gets institutionalized."
Nothing's officially official until we hear it from Disney, but as Mark Hamill revealed last month that he may be returning to the franchise and even Harrison Ford is rumored to be involved, it looks like "Episode VII" will indeed focus on the further adventures of Luke, Han and Leia -- and probably also the new adventures of their children, who already have an intricate history and mythology of their own thanks to the many "Star Wars" novels and comic book series.
One possible storyline would focus on Han and Leia's twin offspring, Jacen and Jaina, who are both powerful Jedi Knights. Jacen eventually succumbs to the temptation of the Dark Side and becomes Darth Caedus and Jaina eventually becomes a protege of bounty hunter Boba Fett (that might cause some tension at the family dinner table, no?).