Last year, the Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm and announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be coming in 2015. Other Star Wars films, will also be coming in the future, including spin-offs. Since that time, Star Wars fans have debated and speculated on where the new movies will take the franchise and whether the original movies’ stars will (or should) make an appearance.
Now, the rumors and teasing that Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher may return to their roles as Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa have been addressed by one of the actors.
Fisher spoke during a panel at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo this weekend, telling the crowd how much fun it was to choke Jabba the Hut in Return of the Jedi. According to a Calgary Herald report on the event, Fisher joked about starring in the upcoming Disney Star Wars movie. From the report:
“I like being bought by Disney, because they never wanted to buy me before,” she said during a talk at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. “I’m glad they are doing a new movie because they are sending a trainer to my house so I can get in really good shape. So I’m really eating a lot of sugar in advance, as you can see. By the time I really get down to it I will have eaten everything.”
Though Fisher could have been joking, her appearance in the next Star Wars movie is all but confirmed at this point. Her social media followers will no doubt be watching closely to see whether Disney’s trainer can whip the 57-year-old author into slave bikini shape.