Star Wars fans take heart. After a week of angst over the fact Disney has acquired the rights to the Star Wars universe and plans to produce a seventh film as soon as possible, some good news has surfaced.
Carrie Fisher, a.k.a. Princess Leia Organa in the first three films, has said she’s keen to reprise the role.
Appearing on the American TV talk show The Chat on Tuesday, Fisher told cohost Aisha Tyler she was thrilled to be an official Disney Princess now and had some thoughts on how Leia could make her way back into the story.
"I like to think of it as 'old Leia,' like, sway-backed old Leia the horse. Old Leia the perfume, Old Princess, for that royal smell.
"I like the idea of being Mrs. Solo, and we've just fought and fought and I killed him - but I'm sorry. I feel badly and I probably had an affair with some general."
OK, maybe it’s not such great news for the fans after all. Still, the rumours of Solo's death may be greatly exagerated as Harrison Ford has reportedly indicated he is open to the idea of returning to the franchise and Mark Hamill has tentatively expressed interest in the project after revealing that he and Fisher were told by Lucas in August that Star Wars would be returning.