WARNING!! POTENTIAL MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD!!
Following actress Carrie Fisher's tragic passing earlier in the year, speculation has run rampant between fans and movie goers on what and/or how Lucasfilm and Disney will handle General Leia's character in the on going franchise. During various interviews and press conferences over the past few months Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy and director Rian Johnson have made it very clear that the path for the character of General Leia in Star Wars: The Last Jedi would not be changed due to the actresses death.
While nothing is confirmed, and it probably won't be until we all sit down in the cinema later this year to enjoy the film. It's starting to become clear that the death of General Leia was already part of Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi script.
Now it appears that actor John Boyega has seemingly confirmed the character's fate , especially if you're a savvy Star Wars fan and understand the context and meaning behind his words.
During an appearance on Popcorn with Peter Travers, John Boyega, who plays Finn in the current Star Wars trilogy, spoke about Fisher’s death and how the character is handled in Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Here is what he said:
“This movie, it sends her off in a very amazing, amazing way. She’s still kept alive in this franchise. You know, that’s the beauty of it, she lives forever in a sense.”
Get it? No? Okay, whether or not the actor meant to reveal this is obviously up the air. However, Boyega seems to allude to the fact that at some point during The Last Jedi, Leia will pass on and become a force ghost. In this way, the character will have what's sure to be a beautiful send off and can still assert her presence over the Star Wars galaxy in spirit.
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The next chapter in the Star Wars saga will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Armitage Hux, Benicio Del Toro as “DJ,” Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and Jimmy Vee as R2-D2.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters December 15, 2017.