Harrison Ford visit, Fisher tribute launch Star Wars event

The annual Star Wars Celebration took a moment to honor her memory once again with some never-before-seen moments of the actress on the set of the iconic films.

When "The Force Awakens" ends - literally on a cliff, as Hamill pointed out - with the revelation that Luke is alive, many questions about the hero's story remain.

Fans attending Star Wars Celebration in Orlando can sneak peek Star Wars Forces of Destiny during the "Heroines of Star Wars" panel on Friday, April 14.

Panel host Josh Gad opened the much-hyped event by recalling his own fandom, which began when he was 4, before Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson joined him on the stage.

Actor Warwick Davis moderated the sprawling look-back at the four decade legacy. Of course, a few familiar faces (and voices) return as well, including Anthony Daniels as C-3PO and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. But she knew that it wasn't about the fight you were fighting but how you fought it - the way you resisted.

Producers recently confirmed that Leia will also appear in Episode Nine - with her brother Todd and daughter Billie Lourd confirming they had given their blessing for Fisher to feature in the film.

"I actually can tell you some things". Fans have been expecting Lucasfilm to add more females to the cast.

The Star Wars Island shots certainly deliver the latter.

Carrie Fisher, known as Princess Leia to Star Wars fans, passed away in December, 2016. Harrison Ford charmingly said he felt that the story of Star Wars was "intelligent" and that his involvement with the franchise has been "a good ride".

"She played a part that was very smart, and she was having to hold her own against two big lugs, goofballs that were screwing everything up", Lucas said before the video was shown. I'm anxiously awaiting The Last Jedi just to see how she closes out her performance as Princess Leia. She said the film will go "deep" into Rey's story and reveal how it can be hard meeting your heroes - presumably alluding to a cranky Skywalker.

  • Jacqueline Ellis