First Look: Carrie Fisher as General Leia in Star Wars 8

Ryan Leston
UK Movies Writer
The late Carrie Fisher in 2015’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (credit: Lucasfilm)

It’s no secret that Carrie Fisher is in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.

And now we’ve got our first look at General Leia from the upcoming sequel.

During a touching tribute to the late Carrie Fisher at Star Wars Celebration Orlando, a short video segment revealed a number of interviews with her directors and co-stars… and then it dropped the first glimpse of General Leia in ‘Star Wars 8’.

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The brief clip shows Carrie Fisher in her ‘Star Wars 8’ costume alongside director Rian Johnson… and it looks as though she’s getting a far-less militarised look in the upcoming sequel.

Carrie Fisher and Rian Johnson on the set of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Credit: Lucasfilm

As you can see, it’s not quite the military outfit we saw General Leia wearing in ‘The Force Awakens’… in fact, it’s a lot more formal and dressy while retaining the subdued green hues of earlier costumes.

Could this be a glimpse at Han Solo’s funeral?

I can’t help thinking that the character will likely have some kind of send-off in ‘Star Wars: The last Jedi’… and after Carrie Fisher’s passing it’s likely to be a rather bittersweet moment.

But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.

Either way, it’s our first look at Carrie Fisher in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’.

And we can’t wait to see how General Leia brings the fight back to the First Order.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ will star Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.

Rian Johnson both wrote and directed the movie.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ heads to cinemas on 15 December 2017.

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