Featured at the 40th anniversary panel of the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, was this Video Tribute to the late Carrie Fisher, which frankly left me a teary eyed last night before I went to bed …
For the uninitiated, Carrie Fisher played “Princess Leia” in Star Wars.
[ Above screen-snap from the first teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ]
And while it has been previously confirmed that Carrie Fisher will be in Episode 8, “General Leia” will not be in Episode 9. LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy mentioned;
“We finished everything in VIII and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie, and we’re so happy we were able to complete filming in the summer. Unfortunately, Carrie passed away [at a] time when we were well underway with Episode IX in our thoughts. We had not written a script yet. But we’ve regrouped. We started over again in January. Sadly, Carrie will not be in IX.” (Quoted on lrmonline.com)