"The Last Jedi" appears be the last Star Wars film for Leia. Carrie was a significant part of that story - that was something she very much wanted and we very much wanted.
Fans can expect to see "a lot" of General Leia in Episode 8 according to Kennedy, which appears to put any notion of more Leia past that point to rest.
He noted that Fisher was self-conscious about her English accent during her first scene with Peter Cushing's Gov. Tarkin, thinking that she "overdid it" in her "foul stench" line.
Now, Disney and Lucasfilm have confirmed that, while there will be plenty of Leia in The Last Jedi, we won't be seeing her in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX. "I think the legacy should continue".
The four-day Star Wars Celebration kicked off Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Orlando, Fla., marking the 40-year anniversary of Lucas space saga. When asked about his comment regarding the use of archive footage at a Star Wars convention, she said: 'I have no idea why he said that.
Now keep in mind that The Last Jedi is written and directed by Johnson. Hamill said his personal and professional life would have been diminished had she not been part of them.
Johnson on Carrie Fisher contributing to the script: "I connected with her first and foremost as a writer. He's also got a great sense of humor, and that, as everyone in this room knows, is so important to Star Wars".
Billie briefly shared the screen with her mum in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in which the Scream Queens actress played Lieutenant Connix, a role she has reprised for the forthcoming sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is released in December (17). Unfortunately, Carrie passed away by the time we were well underway with Episode IX in our thoughts.
Meanwhile, director Rian Johnson previously teased that Star Wars: Episode VIII - now known as The Last Jedi - would focus on Rey learning and beginning to understand her connection to The Force. "And when I think of her, she's looking down from the celestial stratosphere with those big brown eyes, that wry smile on her face, as she lovingly extends me the middle finger. that's our princess".