It’s looking more and more like the classic trio of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo will be returning to tell the further story of Star Wars. Although there aren’t any details about plot yet, Carrie Fisher did confirm in an interview with Palm Beach Illustrated that she will return to the role of Leia.
And when asked what Princess Leia would be like today, she said, “Elderly. She’s in an intergalactic old folks’ home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle.”
She did not say for certain if it would be for Episode VII, a later episode or one of the “out of saga” movies, but presumably if they were bringing in the classic characters, even for cameos to kick off a new story, it would be in Episode VII.
Update: Seems there is a bit of premature announcement damage control going on. Fisher’s representative is now saying that Fisher was “joking”, and that no announcement has been made. Well yeah, we know no announcement has been made yet…but George Lucas himself seems to be spilling the beans too…