If you’re looking for the definition of mixed feelings, this is it. Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame in 1977 at just 21 years old playing space monarch Princess Leia in Star Wars, has confirmed that she’ll be returning for Episode VII of the now Disney-owned franchise.
There have been rumours linking Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and even C-3PO’s Michael Daniels with the upcoming sequel, although Fisher is the first to actually confirm in person that she’s going to be reprising her original role in the new movie.
This is according to an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated, during which Fisher not only said that she’s stepping back into the iconic part, but that she plans to make sure Leia is just as feisty as before, albeit with less of an inclination to jump into battle-oriented action.
While it is quite exciting to see the old gang back together again for another Star Wars, it will surely be a little sad to see the ravages of time etched on their faces and sagging bodies.
We’re only a couple of years away from the planned release date of Star Wars: Episode VII. And with Lucas taking less creative control, hopefully it won’t have a completely bonkers subtitle.