As Lucasfilm now dropped the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” trailer, a lot of fans are now questioning what will happen to General Leia Organa. As Carrie Fisher died unexpectedly in December 2016, it is a now a big question what will happen to her iconic character in the movie franchise.

Speaking at the New York Comic-Con on Saturday, Mark Hamill, who plays the role of Luke Skywalker, revealed that his on-screen twin sister would make it through the end of “Episode 8.” In fact, she will still even pull through until the untitled “Star Wars: Episode 9.”

Addressing Fisher’s death

“Star Wars” fandom was shocked with Carrie Fisher’s untimely demise.

With that, some wonder what her death would mean to Leia Organa’s storyline.

Although the actress managed to finish “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” filming before she died, her future in “Star Wars: Episode 9” remains to be seen. According to USA Today, Lucasfilm had to change its plan for the sequel trilogy’s final installment as Fisher was set to be its main focus.

Fans believed that the death of Billie Lourd’s mother would be addressed in “Episode 8.” Some are also expecting that there will be additional scenes to feature Leia’s final bow to put an end to her story. However, it looks like this would not be the case as confirmed by Mark Hamill himself.

A tribute to Fisher

At New York Comic-Con event, An Evening with Mark Hamill, the 66-year-old actor revealed that Lucasfilm is planning to end Leia Organa’s story in “Star Wars: Episode 9.”

"I know they’re going to try and find a way to close her story in [Episode] 9 that gives her the respect she deserves,” he said (via USA Today). To recall, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) shined in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” while Luke Skywalker is the focal point of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” So, “Episode 9” was supposed to be meant for Leia.

"You’re going to really love her in [The Last Jedi]," Hamill added. He went on to say that her demise has been felt around the world and has a left a huge hole.

Hamill said that he and Fisher’s fans alike should just keep on moving on. And if she can still see them, he then asked everyone to give her a “one-finger salute.” He pleaded the crowd to pay tribute to Fisher’s death by raising their middle fingers.

Fans will be happy to know that Fisher will still be seen in “Episode 9” after the claims that Lucasfilm and Disney have no plan to use CGI to bring her back to life as Leia in the movie. “The Last Jedi” is set to hit the theaters on December 15.

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