Fans have wondered since the release in 2015 of Star Wars: The Force Awakens whether siblings Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker might sometime meet again. Of course, Luke — in self-imposed exile — didn’t appear until the film’s final moments, meaning that the two characters haven’t shared screen time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi.
Appearing over the weekend at Comic Con Chile, Pablo Hidalgo, creative executive for the Lucasfilm Story Group, reportedly confirmed the two iconic figures will indeed reunite in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, when i09.com reached out to Hidalgo, he clarified that he was referring to seeing actors Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill together in the Vanity Fair photo shoot. That’s not to say Luke and Leia won’t share the screen in The Last Jedi, of course, only that Hidalgo isn’t confirming it.
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, features returning cast members Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, joined by franchise newcomers Kelly Marie Tran, Benicio del Toro and Laura Dern. The film opens on Dec. 15.