Carrie Fisher was imagined to take centre stage in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’.
The display legend – who handed away final December – had returned to the franchise alongside fellow veterans Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill within the seventh installment of the collection, ‘Star Wars: The Pressure Awakens’ and had been filming ‘Star Wars: The Final Jedi’ earlier than her demise.
And although Mark – who performs Luke Skywalker – has promised followers will “love” her flip as basic Leia Organa within the upcoming new movie, he admitted film bosses have needed to create a brand new ending for her character.
Talking at New York Comedian Con, he stated: “You are going to actually love her in [‘Last Jedi’].
“I do know they are going to try to discover a option to shut her story in [Episode] 9 that provides her the respect she deserves, as a result of [Han Solo] was extra outstanding in [‘The Force Awakens’], Luke’s just a little extra outstanding in Eight, and positively Leia was meant to be extra outstanding in 9.
“Worldwide, everybody feels that hole she left. However all of us have to hold in there. And if she’s on the market someplace, we have now to present her the one-finger salute. Come on all people, for Carrie.”
And Mark admitted he has actually missed Carrie’s presence on set, however he thinks his emotions are “egocentric”, particularly as a result of the actress’ personal daughter, Billie Lourd, is now part of the franchise and issues are even tougher for her to cope with.
He stated: “Ordinarily, her timing was beautiful, however on this case, it is heartbreakingly tough to even acknowledge the loss. And I am egocentric about it. I speak about, ‘Oh, she would’ve made issues a lot extra enjoyable.’
“However take into consideration what Billie’s going via. Not solely to lose her mother, however the very subsequent day, her grandmother? It is simply unimaginable. I am unable to consider something fairly prefer it.”
In the meantime, the 66-year-old actor hinted followers will see a extra cynical and downbeat aspect to his character in ‘The Final Jedi’.
He stated: “Nobody simply desires to see a retread of Obi-Wan Kenobi. We have seen the benevolent Jedi grasp coaching individuals.
“Within the trailer, “Luke says, ‘I solely know one reality: It is time for the Jedi to finish.’ You have not discovered what Luke’s been doing for 30 years, (however) how does probably the most optimistic character in all the flicks get to that time? It will not be for much longer now till you discover out.”