John Boyega: Star Wars 8's Sendoff For Carrie Fisher Is 'Amazing'

04 August, 2017, 00:35 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • Colin Trevorrow is directing the movie which is eying to roll cameras in January 2018

Boyega hilariously relates Finn's pushing Captain Phasma down the garbage chute to working at McDonald's and returning to work after having done that to his manager.

The 25-year-old British actor said in an interview with Popcorn with Peter Travers for ABC News that the film will say a proper farewell to Fisher's character, Princess Leia.

When Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher passed away in December of 2016, many fans of the franchise wondered how her character - Princess/General Leia - would be dealt with in the films.

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This movie...it sends her off in a very unbelievable, fantastic way.

Now, speaking with Town and Country, Lourd opens up about her struggle after losing her mother and grandmother Debbie Reynolds in December previous year, sharing a story about how Fisher encouraged her during principal photography of The Force Awakens. That's the beauty of it: "she lives forever in a sense".

Very little is known about the film's plot, other than this and the fact it will pick up from 2015's The Force Awakens with the very first meeting between Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker and Daisy Ridley's Rey. It's most likely however, that he's talking about the actor's legacy.

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Lucasfilm had initially planned a larger role for Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX but the Star Wars legend's untimely passing had cut their plans short, forcing them to keep Fisher to The Last Jedi. I was in Nigeria when we found out [about her death].

There's also the question of how Leia will be written out of the trilogy. Brit Jack Thorne has been hired to rewrite the script penned by director Colin Trevorrow and writing partner Derek Connolly.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be released in theaters on December 15, 2017.

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