Carrie Fisher’s Brother Doesn’t Think We’ve Seen The Last Of Leia


A year and a half after the death of Carrie Fisher, her brother Todd is still grieving the back-to-back loss of his sister and mother (screen legend Debbie Reynolds). Fortunately, these unfortunate events provided the impetus for him to write a new book, My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie. While discussing this memoir with Variety, Todd had an opportunity to speculate about the future of his sister’s signature character.

As we reported a few months ago, Mark Hamill claims Lucasfilm has no intention of creating a computer generated Leia or re-casting the role, but he did acknowledge that ideas were in place for the character’s future—prior to Fisher’s death. “I don’t know what the specific plans were for that character,” he said. “But just the way Han Solo was more prominent in Episode VII and Luke was more prominent in VIII, we assumed Leia would be more prominent in IX.”

According to Todd Fisher, all options are still on the table—and he would be happy to see his sister revived in future Star Wars installments: “Yoda came back in the last movie, so why not Carrie? In the first film, Obi-Wan says that if he dies, he’ll come back stronger than ever. I feel like that’s Carrie. She’ll never disappear entirely.”

For a reminder of Carrie Fisher’s final performance (until her inevitable CG resurrection), check out the trailer for The Last Jedi below.