Carrie Fisher Will Play Princess Leia–Again–In The New Star Wars Movie

The iconic actress and author is getting back into the bucket of bolts again.

Carrie Fisher Will Play Princess Leia–Again–In The New Star Wars Movie

Carrie Fisher is to appear in the new movie in the Star Wars franchise. The actor, who played Princess Leia in the first three George Lucas films, confirmed the news with a simple “Yes,” in a Q&A with Palm Beach Illustrated.

Asked to describe how George Lucas’ sole female part with any lines–bar two–would probably be today, Fisher, no stranger to wit, said this:

“Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.”

The marketing clout of Star Wars has been used by everyone from Adidas to Angry Birds. Last year Lucasfilm, George Lucas’s production house, was bought up by Disney for just over $4 billion.

Thumbs up or thumbs down for the news? Was this the right way for Disney to go–indeed, was it the only way to go? Or should they, metaphorically speaking, leave Leia in the old folks’ home and zoom off to a younger planet, less far, far away? If not Carrie, then who? Park your thoughts in the galactic space park that is our comments box.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.