Carrie Fisher & Mark Hamill Will Return For "Star Wars: Episode IX"!!!

The cast has been released for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX . According to, the movie will begin filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on August 1, 2018. J.J. Abrams will return to direct the final installment of the Skywalker saga, with a script by Abrams and co-writer Chris Terrio. The biggest announcement by far was the return of Leia Organa once again played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Another big surprise is the return of Mark Hamill to the role of Luke Skywalker. Probably much more blue & see through than we're used to. Other returning cast members also announced include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his iconic role as Lando Calrissian. I'm absolutely giddy with excitement right now. I had remembered a throwaway comment about unused Leia footage, & I've been waiting to see how they were going to handle the unfortunate demise of Carrie Fisher. Hopefully they've got enough footage to really give the character a real worthy send off. Absolutely love the idea of a Luke force ghost. It just seems like the natural thing to do with the character next. Obviously I'm excited for Lando's return. I've mentioned before, he's one of my favorite side characters. Even though he'd probably be pretty upset I see him as a side character. As for the rest of the cast, it's no surprise they're all returning. They're far from finished. Worried about the JJ thing. Not because of JJ himself, I just hope the decision isn't due to the mixed thoughts on The Last Jedi . I dug that one, but mainly I hope they don't injure themselves trying to backpedal. Anyway, yay!!! Carrie Fisher & Mark Hamill! What ya think? Awaiting their return as much as I am? Any theories? Put it in the comments, like, & share.



Kathleen Kennedy Says No Leia For Star Wars Episode 9

Earlier last week, Todd Fisher was reported by New York Daily News saying Carrie Fisher through use of stock footage would reprise the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode 9 following The Last Jedi. All rejoiced. Today, at Celebration however, in an exclusive with ABC News Kathleen Kennedy was asked by Paula Faris about what capacity Carrie Fisher would be used. To which the Lucasfilm President replied, "He (Todd) was probably confused." Going on she flat out said, "sadly Carrie will not be in nine." She did confirm that we will see a lot of Leia in The Last Jedi. It doesn't get more from the top than Kathleen Kennedy so I'm thinking we can take this one in stone. Now I'm just hoping the General gets a proper ending to her chapter. What do you think? Should they have gave it a shot? I can't really even have a guess until we see what exactly unfolds on December 15. Until then, may the force be with you all.

"40 Years of Star Wars" Recap

As we said earlier Star Wars Celebration kicked off today in Orlando with 40 Years of Star Wars. Brilliantly hosted by Star Wars alumni, Warwick Davis first out was Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy who after a few words & thanks, introduces "her Yoda", George Lucas. He takes the stage for the rest of the 40th panel for a trip down memory lane. Starting with Dave Filoni, Star Wars Rebels creator, as he talks with George about being a padwan of sorts throughout the course of Star Wars Clone Wars & how social media has connected us all. As he leaves the sage are attention goes to the screen to welcome Qui-Gon Jinn, Liam Neeson with a special "announcement" involving Jar-Jar Binks, everyone's favorite Gungan. After the video Warwick & George are joined by Anakin Skywalker, Hayden Christensen & his Emperor Palpatine, Ian McDiarmid for a darkside reunion. I was waiting for this & was not disappointed at all. A very entertaining back & forth over their experiences throughout their Star Wars careers. Mace Windu, Samuel L. Jackson appeared on screen following their departure letting us know that he feels Mace is still alive. Next on stage was Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, & Billy Dee Williams. Anthony Daniels talked some droid memories & the design of C3PO with George. Peter Mayhew was next, discussing his similarities with the mighty Chewbacca & Princess Leia. The final of the three, Billy Dee Williams, too cool to be interviewed as usual, talked about working with George & gave some insight on Lando Calrissian. Then to join our host & all four men currently on stage was Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill. After a sincere thanks to the fans, George was asked why Mark? What follows was a conversation to make every Star Wars fans dream. As if that wasn't enough, making his first appearance at a Star Wars Celebration, Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. Ford steals the show as he tends to do. He & George explain the early years of their film relationship going back to American Graffiti. Afterwards, to cap it all off, Kathleen Kennedy & George Lucas remember Princess Leia, & introduce Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lord. She has some touching words about her mother followed by an amazing remembrance video. The Orlando Symphonic Orchestra bring us home with Leia's Theme followed by just about every other Star Wars theme with the only conductor they could possibly have, the great John Williams.   

Carrie Fisher Will Appear in Star Wars Episode IX

It's been no secret that Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia was to have a really big part in the finale to the current Star Wars Trilogy that started with The Force Awakens. In the wake of her unfortunate and untimely death however, there's been many questions as to how that hole would be filled. We now have an answer. New York Daily News is reporting that Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher and daughter Billie Lourd have granted the Disney Studio rights to use recent footage for the finale with the understanding that no CGI will be used to recreate Leia. Todd Fisher said, "She's as much a part of it as anything and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi-Wan, when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful. I feel like that's what happened with Carrie. I think the Legacy should continue." He went on to say, "You don't mess with this legacy. It would be like rewriting the Bible. To me, Star Wars is the holy grail of storytelling and lore and you can't mess with it." This might be the most exciting thing I've heard all week, as I was really worried as to how these sad events would affect the outcome of the final film. I'm so glad Leia gets to have a part in this. I just feel for everything Carrie Fisher poured into this iconic part she would hate to see it disappear instead of end.

Bob Iger Drops Some Star Wars Knowledge

Knowledge, or spoilers, however you look at it. That being said only you can decide to read further. According to THR Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, just teased a little of all things Star Wars. First, regarding the untimely death of Carrie Fisher, he stated that they will not be changing episode VIII and that her performance will remain as is. He mentioned how in Rogue one they used a digital character and went on to let us know that they will not be doing that this time around. He didn't stop there though as he also let us know that they're looking at what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars films and while not enlighting us on any more details of this he also made point to let us know that the untitled Han Solo film will span from Hans life 18 to 24. We'll also get to see him first meet his co-pilot Chewbacca and we'll find out how he was able to find the infamous Millennium Falcon. Hopefully, also involving some sort of Sabaac game but he didn't want to give us anything on that.