Last year, Hollywood lost one of its sci-fi (and all around awesome) icons when actress Carrie Fischer passed away. Best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Fischer also appeared in countless other films, including Shampoo, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally…, and countless others. Fischer also was a good novelist as well as a screenwriter who wrote countless films and also helped with re-writes for others. Most recently, she once again joined the geek lexicon returning in the latest Star Wars film, The Force Awakens as General Leia for the recent film. She had already completed her filming for the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi when she, unfortunately, passed away afterward.
After the sudden and tragic passing of Carrie Fisher the question of how the Star Wars franchise would react, rose. Almost immediately (morbidly), there was speculation that LucasFlim/Disney would “resurrect” General Leia digitally as they had done with Peter Cushing/Grand Moff Tarkin for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After all, they did use the actresses likeness for a younger Princess Leia cameo in the same movie, but that was with the help and blessing of a living Carrie Fisher.
Speculation gave way to rumor recently after the BBC stated that the studio was reportedly in talks with Carrie Fishers’ estate to use her image in future films. Whether in reaction to the response the report garnered or in lines with pre-existing plans, LucasFilm broke silence and released the following statement on StarWars.com: (more…)
In Hollywood today, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds will be laid to rest, ending a powerfully painful mourning period for movie fans who still can’t believe the people’s princess is gone too young at the age of 60. Explorations and commiserations of Fisher’s legacy will go on for the years to come, but if you’re looking for something more immediate, you can sign a new petition making the rounds to give Fisher’s defining character, Star Wars‘ Princess Leia, a status that was never asked for, but through the winds of fate and commerce is nevertheless available now: let’s make Leia an official Disney Princess. (more…)
Along with the shattered hearts of fans across the galaxy, Carrie Fisher‘s death in late December 2016 has left a gaping hole in the plot of the newest additions to the Star Wars series. Sources have said that all her scenes for the next installment were shot before her death, but that still leaves two movies left in the trilogy that were expected to have General Leia Organa play a big role. While Disney could get an insurance payout of up to $50 million to help solve the practical issues that have been raised by the loss of one of the series’s most iconic actors, that’s not going to make it an easy feat. (more…)
As the nerd community worldwide mourns the loss of iconic Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia turned General Organa in Star Wars 7. The community at large has commemorated her spirit and uniqueness in a way that can only be described as magical. But after the passing of this icon this past Tuesday, the world was in shock at the passing of her mother Debbie Reynolds, acclaimed actress, just a day later. In hour hour of needed levity, a behind-the-scenes photo from the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII is released. See more after the jump.
Leia Organa is mentioned right off the top of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She’s mentioned in the crawl, and then Poe Dameron tells Lor San Tekka (the character played by Max von Sydow, he has a name you know!) that “the General” appreciates his help, to which he replies that to him she’ll always be royalty. But how did Leia make the journey from Rebel princess to Resistance General? A new book coming out later this year will fill in some of those blanks. Called Star Wars: Bloodline, it will pick up after the previous novel Star Wars: Aftermath, and you can read the initial excerpt below. (more…)
Star Wars Rebels is back to continue it’s season two run on January 20, and when it returns, it’s going to bring in a much-loved legacy character. The show, set in the timeline between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, has already had guest appearances from Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, C-3PO, Clone Wars fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano, Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader. Now we have our favourite princess from Alderaan paying a visit to the show.
Carrie Fisher‘s daughter, Billie Lourd will be making an appearance in J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now we know that she will be rocking that classic Princess Leia hairdo from the original Star Wars: A New Hope. Wanna see what that looks like? Click on through then. (more…)
If there’s one thing that the original Star Wars trilogy teaches us about Carrie Fisher’s character of Princess Leia Organa, it’s that she is one fierce female. Outspoken, battle-ready and highly intelligent, she held her own both alongside and against Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, and Jabba the Hutt. All of this empowering character building falls apart, however, with the infamous “Slave Leia” wardrobe. After being captured by Jabba the Hutt, Leia is forced to wear a skimpy bikini-like costume. She totally kicks ass and frees herself, but that image was enough to cause controversy. (more…)
While some may baulk at her ridiculous hair buns and experimentation with incest (making out with her brother Luke), Princess Leia is tougher than anyone ever gives her credit for. Leia spies on the Galactic Empire on behalf of the Rebellion. When captured she is tortured by Darth Vader but remains loyal to her cause. She later disguises herself as an Ubese (alien race, not to be mistaken with the word “obese”) Bounty hunter to save the man she loves from being a permanent trophy in Jabbas palace. If these are not be signs of courage, nobility and romance, I don’t know what is. Isn’t about time Princess Leia got an action figure worthy of her presence?
Princess Leia, of course, has had many action figures and collectibles made in her likeness, but never to the scale and detail as Hot Toys. That is, until now.
Hot Toys – the premier leader in fine detailed and high end collectibles – has officially announced the addition of a 1/6th scale Princess Leia figure to their Star Wars line. (more…)