Confirmed: Carrie Fisher back for Star Wars

News Simon Brew 6 Mar 2013 - 06:33

Princess Leia will definitely be returning for Star Wars: Episode VII, says Carrie Fisher.

As JJ Abrams puts the finishing touches to his new film, Star Trek Into Darkness, the pieces are gradually sliding into place for his next. Once he's done with Star Trek, of course, he's off to make Star Wars: Episode VII, for which Michael Arndt has been penning a script.

Inevitably, solid concrete cast and story details are very thin on the ground. But there does now appear to be one firm piece of casting news we can bank on: Carrie Fisher has confirmed that she'll be in the movie.

She was asked by Palm Beach Illustrated if she would be reprising the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, and she replied with a straight "yes". When asked what she thought Leia would be like now, Fisher said "I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle".

If Fisher is confirmed, that we'd imagine that confirmation of Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford's involvement can't be too far behind. More news on Star Wars: Episode VII as we get it...

Palm Beach Illustrated.

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