Was Carrie Fisher Joking About 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Confirmation?

A rep for the actress reveals that nothing has been announced about her participation in director J.J. Abrams' sequel.

Carrie Fisher's representative says her Star Wars: Episode VII confirmation was a joke
Carrie Fisher's representative says her Star Wars: Episode VII confirmation was a joke
A representative for actress Carrie Fisher revealed today that her confirmation for Star Wars: Episode VII yesterday was merely a joke. Here's what the rep had to say.

"She was joking. Nothing has been announced."

That being said, it stands to reason that Carrie Fisher's other statement yesterday about her Princess Leia character being in an "intergalactic old folks' home" was also a "joke."

"Elderly. She's in an intergalactic old folks' home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."

The actress revealed in November, just a week after Disney bought LucasFilm for $4 billion, that she was interested in returning. Last month, Mark Hamill revealed that he was coming back for Star Wars: Episode VII as Luke Skywalker, along with Harrison Ford as Han Solo and Carrie Fisher. One of these days we'll get a straight answer from someone as to who is and is not returning for director J.J. Abrams' highly-anticipated sequel.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.



Sources: CNN

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  1. ROFLitschristian

    I'm over all this flip flopping.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  2. Josh

    All three of them know they shouldn't bet talking about this, but even Lucas has "confirmed" they're negotiating. At this point, I feel like it's a given, and that it's only a matter of time until an official announcement from JJ or Disney happens.

    2 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  3. Writer220

    not funny

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  4. Metalsfury

    THE LAUGHTER STRIKES BACK- It's not been since the 70s that Carrie Fisher has laughted about playing the role of Princess Leia. The reason is different this time It seems. If she was asked a decade after Return Of The Jedi I am sure she would have jumped at the chance, but time has changed this notion. Of all the characters, she seems the least likely to return in my opinion. It may become merely an afterthought.

    2 years agoby @metalheadfuryFlag

  5. the MovieGhost

    Okay, now they're just being *ssholes.

    2 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  6. Sean

    Maybe the representative for actress Carrie Fisher said that she isn't really returning, so that it wouldn't get leaked before it was supposed to be officially announced?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. CBF

    @ejk1 Agreed. Lol.

    Also, stupid news.

    2 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  8. ejk1

    @brady1138 Luckily, you're not in charge, lol.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. LuxoIII

    Honestly, I don't think she should return. Mark Hamill has retained the youthful qualities that made him great in the originals, but Harrison Ford seems to be just a grumpy old man now and Carrie Fisher just completely lacks that spark she once had. I'd be okay with just Luke Skywalker.

    2 years agoby @brady1138Flag