Speculation Carrie bid farewell to Leia in an open letter.

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Lando's Little Maneuver, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Zuckuss the Ruckuss Force Ghost

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    He never said she was going to be training to be a jedi. All that was said was that "In time you will learn to use the force as I have." That doesn't mean she is going to be a jedi, its largely an open ended conversation. Not to mention, that the context of that conversation was if Luke didn't return. Luke's comment was a response to Leia's hesitation caused by the possibility Luke not returning.

    I agree, though, its largely pointless to spin our wheels. We will see what happens when the movie comes out.
  2. Padme501st Force Ghost

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    Honestly they could also not have Leia and Han together in Ep.7. Very dumb but the ending of ROTJ is just her saying that Luke is her brother so Han has no competition, they kiss and that's it. Everyone just held on to the romance and the EU did the rest but since they can ignore the EU if they want to, they aren't forced to keep them together. They could use the excuse that it just didn't work out, Leia was too focused on politics and Han couldn't deal with it or he got cold feet and didn't want to settle down

    Point is, anything can happen and be thrown out or thrown in. For all we know, Luke could have a bunch of kids and train them all and Leia could be childless. Not knowing is kinda scary after so many years with a set story in mind.
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  3. kataja Force Ghost

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    I'm a little late for this, but wanna reply anyway on my ow behalf: I would probably go - but it wouldn't be the same - not in any way! The original cast is SW to me! That said - if they "wrap this up" with a ST with the original cast (or a story further in timeline with maybe OC cameos) - and then go back to film what happeed in between with a new cast - I wouldn't mind at all! That way, respects would have been paid, nostalgia would have been honored - and reality would define the new ground.
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  4. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    *sigh*

    It seems that in the absence of real information, people have resorted to battling phantom menaces of their own creation. Take vague ramblings, extrapolate a conclusion based on those ramblings, and then bash the conclusion they just made up.

    Do I have that right?
  5. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Yeah we should attack the clones of these creations and develop a new hope of a return of the jedi for the ST so there would be no revenge of the sith thus preventing the empire from striking back...

    ...or something.
  6. Zuckuss the Ruckuss Force Ghost

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    Excellent point.
  7. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    :rolleyes: Really? If you take Yoda's line to Luke, "The Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned..." and combine it with Luke's line to Leia, "In time you'll learn to use the Force as I have...", then I don't think the OT can make it any clearer that Luke's intention is to train Leia as a Jedi to restart the order. Obviously the writers can ignore it and make Leia whatever they want but to argue that that is not Luke's intention is arguing for the sake of arguing and that's where I bow out of the conversation.
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  8. EHT New Films Manager

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    I've said before that I would only want Luke to return from the Big Three, and for Mark Hamill to play him. Han and Leia should just be referenced and that's it. Worse than having all three return, though, would be to have them return but to be re-casted with younger actors.
  9. BigAl6ft6 Chosen One

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    I actually do agree with that. My own personal "Big Three" is Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and C-3P0. That's it. Anyone else is just gravy. It's not that I DON'T want to see Han, Leia, Chewie & Lando again, but I think the story could move on with out them. But Luke Skywalker is key. And the droids. It is, ultimately, R2's story after all.
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  10. Bullhead CIty Jedi Grand Master

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    I really don't want Carrie in the new movie. That's like casting a bloated, washed out Judy Garland to play Dorothy in a 1960's sequel to Wizard of Oz.
  11. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    Exhibit A of fans who entirely missed the point of the Star Wars movies.
  12. Bullhead CIty Jedi Grand Master

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  13. Panakas_Dawg Force Ghost

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    Aaaand we again deteriorate into another "too fat, too old" discussion. This isn't "Logan's Run." We need somebody over 30 in these films!
  14. Bullhead CIty Jedi Grand Master

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    *Out of line.*
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  15. chris hayes Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah I could live with Luke Skywalker / Mark Hamill as the only one of the Big 3 returning - I could never live with the Big 3 back but re-cast !
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  16. T-R- Chosen One

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    Exactly. That's what I got out of Carrie's "letter" about Leia. She wasn't saying goodbye to the character, she was saying goodbye to the idea that Leia is perpetually in her 20's. The only way we've seen her for 30+years. Leia aged just like Carrie and we'll finally get to see it. She's saying Leia will finally catch up to Carrie.
  17. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    Exhibit B of fans who think people have "missed the point of Star Wars movies" just because of one opinion.

    You don't want a old, fat, washed up, insane Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia? You've missed the point of Star Wars movies!

    BS.
  18. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    Seems a bit like Carrie is trolling us.

    She knows she will always be remembered for doing Leia and largely lives off that, she openly admits her personal life is a mess and Leia lives on as she is despite that. She openly makes fun of herself while on the whole praising Leia despite not really getting what her whole deal was (it was known the actors back then didn't really "get" Star Wars and besides Sir Alec generally thought it was crap).

    It's entirely possible given how much she acknowledges the character's significance in her life that she would agree to do it all again. At the same time she is admitting she is not past letting one character dictate her life and she can move on to other things. She doesn't need Leia anymore, that doesn't mean she won't be Leia again.
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  19. Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the SWC/PT/ Spinoff Forums

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    I tend to think Carrie's letter was done for self-help reasons, almost resigning herself to fact that she may be in the ST.
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  20. Fleab88 Jedi Grand Master

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    No. Discuss the post, not the poster-darth boba
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  21. Palpatine2016 Force Ghost

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    The Force is bigger than any Jedi.
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  22. awesomejedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not sure how seriously I should take it, but it does sound very negative for Fisher in 7.
  23. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    The whole letter just seems fake to me.
  24. FRAGWAGON Force Ghost

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    Nah. It has her unique voice.
  25. appleseed Force Ghost

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    Carrie may very well be relishing the prospect of dragging Leia down to her level. Take THAT, Miss Perfect Princess with your 25 year old body!

    Protip: people get old, even in the GFFA. Where did Han dig up that old fossil?
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