Mark Hamill has paid tribute to fellow Star Wars star Carrie Fisher on her death anniversary.
Carrie Fisher, best known for playing Princess Leia in Star Wars, passed away on December 27, 2017. Fisher’s death sent shockwaves around the industry as the star had just delivered what many believed to be a career-best performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which had debuted just weeks prior. Fisher later appeared in 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker via archival footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which marked her final role as the iconic princess.
With this year marking the fifth death anniversary of Carrie Fisher, her Star Wars co-star Mark Hamill took to Twitter to remember the larger-than-life star.
Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher both last shared the screen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Though their reunion in the film was brief, it was a truly emotional moment that left fans wanting to see more of Luke and Leia together. The love for Princess Leia is still strong even after all these years as fans flooded social media with tributes to the late star.
Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the last feature in the Skywalker saga:
Lucasfilm and director J. J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa using previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
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