Star Wars: Mark Hamill Shares Thanksgiving Tribute To The Late, Great Carrie Fisher

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The Skywalker twins have been a cornerstone of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars franchise for more than 40 years, but come December, The Last Jedi will effectively close the book on Luke and Leia’s star-crossed story, as Carrie Fisher is, sadly, no longer with us.

And while the Powers That Be initially flirted with the idea of resurrecting the actress for Episode IX – think of how Grand Moff Tarkin was brought back from the grave in time for Rogue One – Lucasfilm’s bigwigs soon scrapped those tentative plans, meaning Star Wars: The Last Jedi will signal Leia’s final appearance in the Skywalker saga.

It’ll be a bittersweet finale, too, given writer-director Rian Johnson vowed to write her out of the story, rather than killing off the Resistance General a la Han Solo. Mind you, Johnson has so far been coy about a potential Skywalker reunion taking place in The Last Jedi, though we imagine the filmmaker was merely dodging the million-dollar question to maintain the element of surprise.

One way or another, in honor of Thanksgiving Mark Hamill took to Twitter (via ComicBook.com) to share a fitting tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher, whom he considered to be his real sibling both on set and off. The pic, which came with the caption “#Thankful4TheMemories,” can be seen below along with some older photos of the pair that we dug up.

The two seemingly behaved like brother and sister, too, given Mark Hamill recently touched upon their ironclad bond while speaking to Men’s Journal:

We had our ups and downs. She was almost like a real sibling because I loved her deeply, but she could be so exasperating. When she went into cardiac arrest, it never occurred to me that she wouldn’t bounce back. I just thought, ‘Well, she’s got her next book written.’ She’ll call it A Piece of My Heart or something acerbic and witty.

And as one of the original heroes from Lucasfilm’s franchise, Carrie Fisher’s memory will live on for years to come. For many, she is Princess Leia – and the Star Wars universe will forever hold her in high regard. Meanwhile, The Last Jedi will place a bow on Leia’s story on December 15th.

Source: Twitter

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