Just a week after Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd said that Disney want to bring Princess Leia back for Episode IX, came the announcement from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy that this is not true and Carrie won’t appear in Episode IX. According to her Todd Fisher got confused. Still, Kennedy assured the fans that we will see lots of Carrie in The Last Jedi.
The revelation came during Kathleen Kennedy’s interview with GMA from earlier today.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 14, 2017
Many people were speculating about which path Lucasfilm should choose for Leia’s future. Now we know that her journey will end with The Last Jedi. This still doesn’t necessarily mean that Leia will die in The Last Jedi. It will be just too heartbreaking for everyone. I think the best way to handle this is to approach it like Universal did with Paul Walker in the last Fast and Furious film. Perhaps she will just take on another journey in another galaxy even farther away.