Star Wars Fans around the world are expecting a lot from the final scenes featuring Carrie Fisher as the princess-turned-general.
The short clips of the actress that featured in the latest sizzle reel and the previous Vanity Fair video all indicate a powerful and highly-charged performance and storyline.
A recent statement by Last Jedi director Ryan Johnson about Fisher’s role as Princess Leia confirmed that the Skywalker heroine’s arc will provide “emotional satisfaction.”
Furthermore, recent leaks also indicated that she will have two particularly important scenes.
Johnson was responding to leaks that Leia’s story arc would “wrap up nicely” in Episode 8.
He said: “Carrie gives a really beautiful performance in the film. We obviously didn’t make the movie to be her final Star Wars movie. Given that though, I think there are scenes that she has that are going to mean a lot to people and there are scenes that we have with her where now not having her around I watch them and I think I’m really thankful that we have that and we can give that to people.
“So, ‘wraps up nicely?’, I don’t know but it emotionally gives some kind of catharsis I guess, gives some kind of emotional satisfaction, I really think so, I hope so. I know for me it does.”
What can she do and with who that will give the audience such satisfaction? Most importantly, will it involve her troubled son who ended The Force Awakens by killing his father, Han Solo?
Star Wars expert Mike Zeroh, says that his sources at Pinewood and elsewhere indicate just that.
Zeroh adds: “Maybe she (Leia) passes the torch as general of the Resistance to someone else? Perhaps the character that her (Carrie Fisher) daughter Billie Lord plays?”