Mark Hamill says Carrie Fisher was supposed to be 'more prominent' in the final 'Star Wars' movie

Business Insider | 10/9/2017 | Jacob Shamsian, INSIDER
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Carrie Fisher's death in December 2016 meant the "Star Wars" movies needed to be rewritten.

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Mark Hamill said that her character, Leia Organa, was supposed to be much more important in "Episode IX."

Now she won't be in the movie at all.

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"I know they’re going to try and find a way to close her story in IX that gives her the respect she deserves," Hamill said.

With Carrie Fisher's death in December, the story around her most famous character needed a different ending.

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Fans saw the return of Leia Organa in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and she'll still be in "The Last Jedi," coming to theaters this December. But her character was supposed to be even more prominent in the yet-untitled "Star Wars: Episode IX," which is planned for release in 2019, according to Mark Hamill, who plays Luke Skywalker in the series.

"I know they’re going to try and find a way to close her story in IX that gives her the respect she deserves," Hamill said, according to USA Today. "Because [Han Solo] was more prominent in VII , Luke’s a little more prominent...
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