Star Wars Celebration: A Tribute To Carrie Fisher

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Watch: ‘Star Wars’ celebrates Carrie Fisher with emotional tribute

The Force is still strong with Carrie Fisher. Star Wars fans from around the world have gathered in Orlando this week for Star Wars Celebration, the annual fan convention that celebrates all things from a galaxy far, far away. The latest installment in the franchise, The Last Jedi, hits theaters in December, and though members of the original cast and crew gathered to toast the franchise’s 40th anniversary, Princess Leia’s absence cast a pall over the proceedings. A panel Thursday featured nearly every big name from Star Wars history — including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Hayden Christensen and Billy Dee Williams — except Fisher, who died in December at age 60. Read More: // here

George Lucas Remembers ‘One in a Billion’ Carrie Fisher: ‘We’ll All Love Her Forever and Ever’

The father of Star Wars is paying tribute to his favorite princess. George Lucas honored the late Carrie Fisher’s memory at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando on Thursday, where the films’ stars from past and present gathered to reflect on the franchise’s 40th year. Read More: // here

Todd Fisher On Love From Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher’s Fans: ‘We Felt Like We Were Not Alone”

The force is with them. Todd Fisher, who spoke to Us Weekly at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood on April 5, says that his family is still “heavily shaken up” following the death of beloved actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. (Reynolds passed away at age 84 in December, just one day after her daughter’s unexpected death at 60.) “We took this huge loss,” Fisher says of losing his mother and sister. “They were no small girls. They were no small change. When they left the planet. Read More: // here

Carrie Fisher To Appear In ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’, Her Brother Confirms

Carrie Fisher had completed her work on Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi before her unexpected death in late December. Shortly after her passing, Lucasfilm confirmed that they had “no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa” in Episode IX. Now Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, confirmed that his sister’s character will appear in the last trilogy film. Read More: // here

Catastrophe fans inconsolable over heartbreaking Carrie Fisher tribute: ‘This is too soon’

CARRIE FISHER’S final appearance on Catastrophe was marked with a poignant tribute to the late actress during last night’s season three climax, which left viewers in tears. Read More: // here

Star Wars: Mark Hamill Hosting Carrie Fisher Tribute At Celebration

There are plenty of reasons for Star Wars fans to be excited in 2017. For starters, this December sees the release of the hotly-anticipated The Last Jedi, which continues the Skywalker family saga. Additionally, the franchise as a whole is celebrating its 40th anniversary, giving everyone a chance to reflect on the enduring legacy of the galaxy far, far away as they look ahead to what Lucasfilm has in store for the future. Unfortunately, these occasions have a bittersweet tone to them, as a key part of Star Wars isn’t here to celebrate with everyone else. Last December, Carrie Fisher passed away following a heart attack. Read More: // here

Dan Aykroyd, Griffin Dunne Remember Carrie & Debbie, “Beloved Showboats”

Dan Aykroyd, one of the speakers honoring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during the public memorial for the famed mother-daughter pair, was describing his friend Carrie but could just as easily been speaking of Debbie with these two words: beloved showboat. Read More: // here

Carrie Fisher’s Death Will Not Change Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Princess Leia lives. After Carrie Fisher’s passing in December 2016, many moviegoers wondered whether it would affect Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which she had completed filming prior to her death. “When we bought Lucasfilm, we were going to make three films—Episodes VII, VIII and IX,” Disney CEO Bob Iger said Thursday. “We had to deal with tragedy at the end of 2016. Carrie appears throughout VIII. We are not changing VIII to deal with her passing. Her performance remains as it is in VIII. In Rogue One, we had some digital character, [but] we’re not doing that with Carrie.” Read More: // here

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