First look at General Leia in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Justin Harp
Photo credit: Lucasfilm / Disney

From Digital Spy

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has revealed our very first look at the late Carrie Fisher filming some of her final scenes as General Leia.

As part of a tribute video released during the Star Wars Celebration's A New Hope 40th Anniversary panel on Thursday (April 13), we got a brief glimpse of Fisher on the set of this December's blockbuster.

Photo credit: Lucasfilm

Fisher is in costume, looking regal as ever as the Resistance's fearless leader, and consulting with The Last Jedi's writer and director Rian Johnson in between scenes.

Although footage from Episode VIII was shown last month to a select few Disney investors, this photo is the very first glimpse that the general public have had of Fisher's return as Leia.

Photo credit: Lucasfilm

The 60-year-old actress had finished filming all of her scenes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi before her tragic death from complications connected to a heart attack back in December.

In a Q&A last month, Disney CEO Bob Iger clarified the sequel would not be rewritten to reflect Fisher's tragic death. The actress's brother has also confirmed that Leia will be seen in 2019's Episode IX.

During the Star Wars: A New Hope panel in Orlando on Thursday, the franchise's creator George Lucas paid poignant tribute to both Carrie Fisher and General Leia's legacy.

"We'll all miss her. She'll always be the princess who took command and never backed down, never was in jeopardy," Lucas said. "[Leia] was alway helping the guys out of the messes they were getting into. We'll all love her forever and ever."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in cinemas on December 15, with the first trailer expected to drop on Friday (April 14).

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