Carrie Fisher has expressed her interest in reprising her role as Princess Leia in the new Star Wars movie in 2015. Fisher played the iconic role from 1977 to 1983, and if there is a role for her in Episode VII, it will be the first time in 32 years that she has stepped back into the role.
When TMZ asked about the Disney/Lucasfilm deal, Fisher responded, “Fantastic. Made my day.” She was later asked if she’d be willing to take a role in the new Star Wars movie. “Yes, sure,” she replied. TMZ followed up the questioning with, “So you will be in the new one?” Fisher frankly answered, “Wouldn’t you?”
Now the three principle actors in the original Star Wars trilogy have expressed interest in either reprising their iconic roles or appearing in the new Star Wars movie in some other fashion. At the moment, it’s unclear if there will be roles for Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher but it’s good to see them show their love for the new movie.
We’re expecting to hear something more substantive from Lucasfilm and Disney about Star Wars: Episode VII soon. If they want to get a new Star Wars movie in theaters in three years, it’s only a matter of time to see this project continue to develop. Recently, Matthew Vaughn and Colin Trevorrow have been rumored to be directing the new movie. As of yet, there have been no screenwriters attached, or even rumored, to write the Episode VII script. I wonder if Billy D. Williams would consider playing Lando Calrissian again.