Yesterday, Lucasfilm surprised fans when it announced the full cast of its third and final sequel trilogy installment, Star Wars: Episode IX. Not only did the list include Billy Dee Williams' ever-suave Lando Calrissian, it also included the late Carrie Fisher's General Organa.
Sure, Episode IX was meant for the feisty Princess Leia, but Carrie wasn't able to finish her scenes for the film because of her sudden passing back in December 2016. Luckily, it seems like Lucasfilm had some extra footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi – footage that the studio has decided to use to tie-up her story in Episode IX.
Taking to Facebook after the announcement, Hamill has decided to share a post mourning Fisher's passing.
Not only does the Star Wars legend say that he finds "solace in the fact that she won't be replaced," Hamill also says that he finds reprieve in the affection from the fans and family and those "who loved her when they heard the news."
Check out Hamill's post below:
It's definitely lovely to see Hamill speak about Carrie on social media. The legendary Star Wars actor had been so close to Fisher, and Hamill has been trying his best to cope with her passing. Though it's definitely difficult knowing that Leia is gone, it's lovely to see just how much Carrie's fans, family, and friends all love her.
Catch Fisher's last Star Wars appearance when Star Wars: Episode IX hits cinemas December 20, 2019.