Will Princess Leia (and her gold bikini) be back in the new ‘Star Wars’ movies?
When Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4 billion the day before Halloween, did you wonder if there would soon be another Disney princess (this one, perhaps, wearing a gold bikini). Well, this week Carrie Fisher was on the CBS show “The Talk,” and when she was asked if she looked forward to a return of Princess Leia, the blunt and feisty actress and comedian said: “She’s never been gone. As far as I know she’s been with me forever. I like to think of it as old Leia, like, sway-backed old Leia the horse...I like the idea of being Mrs. Solo, and we’ve just fought and fought and I killed him.”
Hmm. According to Entertainment Weekly, there are lots of plans for the Empire. The future president (of Lucasfilm, that is), Kathleen Kennedy, wants to crank out two or three movies a year with “Star Wars: Episode VII” leaping out of the Starfighter vehicle in 2015. The characters from the first trilogy will make a comeback, but it hasn’t yet been decided if they will be big players or merely pass the sabers to young ‘uns.
Ty Burr chimed in (on Halloween) about more “Star Wars” movies. Does the Globe film critic agree with Darth Vader: “Don’t underestimate the Force”?June Wulff can be reached at JWulff@globe.com