When fans heard of the passing of Carrie Fisher back in December, one of the immediate questions they had was what would happen to the beloved princess-turned-general in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Fisher had already filmed all of her scenes, but would they kill off the character? Recast? Bring her back using CGI (something that can now be more than feasibly done)? Disney confirmed that no CGI would be used for future films, but they’ve yet to confirm what exactly happens to her, allowing fans to discover that once the film releases.
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Well, it seems that Finn actor John Boyega may have just spoiled that. During a recent interview, he stated: “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.”
This may not be an actual spoiler depending on how deeply you want to read into this. On the one hand, it could be a full-on confirmation that Lucasfilm opts to not kill off the beloved princess and instead just finds a way to “retire” her character. On the other hand, this could simply just be a poetic way of stating that her spirit will continue to live on throughout the franchise (the phrasing “she lives forever in a sense” certainly indicates this).
Something tells me that Boyega wouldn’t have let such a critical piece of information slip out so nonchalantly, though even the most trained actor can let things out without even thinking of it.
We’ll certainly find out on December 15.