There are many things about Star Wars Episode IX that felt safe to assume. Mostly the return of Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac. And then there were things that we just couldn’t tell.
One of those things was the return of Carrie Fisher. But it looks like she is definitely going to appear in the film per an announcement from Starwars.com. Using previously-shot footage, we will see our beloved General Leia once again in at least some capacity, which should give fans a sigh of relief. Also returning: Mark Hamill! That may seem obvious to some, but for me, I wasn’t sure they’d go there with him. But hey, why not?
Then there are some new cast members, the previously reported Keri Russell is not included in the list but Naomi Ackie and my man Richard E. Grant will show up.
Look, I’m not super optimistic about JJ Abrams being able to end something. He’s good with beginnings, but not so much when it comes to actually resolving things. Nevertheless, I’m still going to try to remain optimistic as this trilogy finally concludes.