Creative Commons | News | Star Wars: Carrie Fisher, who will play Leia Organa in the upcoming sequel, is expected to return to the series.
According to an article by Entertainment Weekly, Fisher will appear in “The Force Awakens” as Darth Krayt, the new villain of the film.
“She’s a great fit for the franchise,” Disney and Lucasfilm’s executive chairman Kathleen Kennedy said.
“She has the right combination of charisma, heart, and experience that makes her the perfect candidate for the role of Darth Vader.”
Fisher has starred in “Star Wars: Episode VI The Revenge of the Sith” as Leia Organia.
The actress is expected back in the role in “Force Awakens,” which is slated for release in December 2019.
The Star Wars franchise is a global phenomenon, with over 2,500 films released in 16 languages.