General Leia Organa’s fate in the Star Wars universe has been uncertain since Carrie Fisher’s tragic death in December 2016. But fans need not worry about Fisher’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi according to Finn actor John Boyega, who says the film sends her off in an “amazing” way.
Fans debated over whether or not Disney would include Fisher in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX using the same CGI technology as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (don’t worry, they won’t), and Leia’s story arc in The Last Jedi — which Fisher finished filming before her death — has been uncertain up to this point.
“[Carrie] and I have many scenes in this one,” Boyega said while on ABC’s Popcorn with Peter Travers. “We really enjoyed each other’s company… I was in Nigeria when we found out [about her death]. It was a strange, strange feeling. I felt like everyone in the cast went silent for a bit after that … [But] this movie, it sends her off in an amazing, amazing way.”
So, while Fisher was originally supposed to be the star of Episode IX — in the same ways Star Wars: The Force Awakens focused on Harrison Ford’s Han Solo and The Last Jedi will focus on Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker — before her death, it seems The Last Jedi will send her off in some way or another.
It’s not clear whether or not this means General Leia Organa will die for the cause she’s dedicated her life to in The Last Jedi or if the send-off will be more of a symbolic one. Star Wars fans will have to wait to find out.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters on December 15.