"We'll see a lot of Carrie in Episode 8", Kennedy said.
Within minutes of the release of the trailer at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Orlando, Florida, it had been viewed half a million times on YouTube. This will not be the case. But more importantly, we'll get the story of one of the most intriguing new Star Wars characters fleshed out.
The series also introduced a new poster that had Rey holding a lightsaber to the sky with the faces of Skywalker and Adam Driver's Kylo Ren above her. What was your favourite role of Carries? 'I'm not speaking to you, you're such a judgmental, royal brat!' We went through it all. At today's panel, Ridley, who plays Rey in the movie, finally said, "I can tell you some things".
They even shared a steamy make-out session once, he said.
"I'm trying to use you as therapy to get through this together", the actor said.
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As they aged, they joked about their own mortality, with Hamill saying that Fisher promised to heckle his funeral if he died first. "Obviously, when Carrie passed away in December, that was a huge blow for all of us and it caused us to sit with Colin and really rethink where we're headed with Episode IX". Not much was revealed about her character other than she's called Rose, she's a Resistance maintenance worker and she's the "biggest new part" in the newest iteration.
Hamill led an hour-long tribute to Fisher on Friday evening at the event.
"The Force Awakens" director and "Last Jedi" producer J.J. Abrams has previously hailed Hamill's performance in the film, suggesting it could land him an Oscar nomination.
But the night belonged to Hamill as he worked through his grief, almost breaking down when he read a letter he wrote shortly after her death.
He said that while he's still in mourning, he's focusing on her legacy.