Star Wars actor John Boyega (Finn) says Star Wars: The Last Jedi sends Carrie Fisher (Leia) off in “an amazing way,” and now we can’t help but wonder how…
When Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher passed away in December of 2016, many fans of the franchise wondered how her character — Princess/General Leia — would be dealt with in the films. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi being the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, there was some concern Leia’s story would be unfulfilled.
Well, thanks to an interview John Boyega did with ABC News, we now know that Lucasfilm did indeed handle Fisher’s death by sending her character Leia off in what he describes as “an amazing way.”
"This movie…it sends her off in a very amazing, amazing way. And she’s still kept alive in this franchise, and that’s the beauty of it, you know, she lives forever in a sense."
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With Fisher finishing filming for The Last Jedi before her death, one has to wonder how director Rian Johnson and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy have decided to wrap up Leia’s story, while continuing the legacy she created and left behind, in the most beloved film franchise, that started 40 years ago.
Boyega was also interviewed by IGN, where he discussed his character Finn going undercover for the Resistance behind enemy lines of the First Order. Boyega hilariously relates Finn’s pushing Captain Phasma down the garbage chute to working at McDonald’s and returning to work after having done that to his manager.
"There’s a lot of chasing, there’s a mission that needs to be completed but that isn’t necessarily something that doesn’t come without a fight and it’s something that he’s gonna have to face for himself."
You can see Joh Boyega as Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi when the film hits theaters on December 15.