‘Star Wars’ Mark Hamill: "It’s Bittersweet Facing My Final Chapter Without Her"

The cast of Star Wars Episode IX revealed

The cast of Star Wars Episode IX revealed

Included in the next film will be Anthony Daniels, reprising his role as the iconic droid C-3PO, Billy Dee Williams returning as smooth scoundrel (with a heart of gold, of course) Lando Calrissian and a few newcomers, namely Keri Russell, Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant.

Fisher's co-star and close friend Mark Hamill shared his feelings about Fisher's inclusion in the next Star Wars film, calling the moment 'bittersweet.' Yeah, still crying.

Filmmaker JJ Abrams said last week that Fisher would be in the next Star Wars film to give the latest trilogy a "satisfying conclusion".

Like Hamill himself, Fisher will get to complete her role in the Skywalker Saga all by herself.

Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the "Star Wars" saga, continues his unbroken run for the next adventure.

"We desperately loved Carrie Fisher", said J.J. Abrams, who is back at the helm for "Episode IX", having directed "Episode VII: The Force Awakens" in 2015.

The actor hadn't been in a Star Wars movie since 1983's Return of the Jedi, however he only appeared in the very final scene of the film - and one in which he had no dialogue.

Star Wars: Episode IX is set to begin filming on August 1 in Pinewood Studios in London. While Lucasfilm has previously indicated The Last Jedi would be the last time Fisher appeared as General Organa on the big screen, director J.J. Abrams announced last week that Fisher will be in the movie after all. We were never going to recast or use a CG character.

Though there is no word on when the studio made a decision to go this route, on Friday Abrams said via statement, "We desperately loved Carrie Fisher".

Mark Hamill has broken his silence on the use of old footage of Carrie Fisher in Star Wars IX.

Disney said Fisher's role would be gleaned from previously unreleased footage from "The Force Awakens", with the blessing of her daughter, Billie Lourd. Abrams has co-written the screenplay with Chris Terrio.

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