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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

… See Her Guiding Poe Dameron.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the last time we see Carrie Fisher play Leia, but a new report in EW makes it look like she'll be leaving the series on a high note. While her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was brief but memorable, The Last Jedi looks like it will really give her a lot to do.

If you expected the Resistance to be on the rise with the destruction of Starkiller Base and the loss of the Republic, you'd be mistaken. "No, no, no. Not at all," director Rian Johnson says. "They're a small band that's now cut off, on its own, and hunted when the Republic is shattered. When the First Order did that hit, the Resistance is isolated, and they're very, very vulnerable. That's where we pick them up."

On top of these external difficulties, Leia is also facing personal grief as well. The Force Awakens didn't really let us spend time with a woman whose son had killed the man she once loved (and arguably still loved in some regards), so presumably there will be some fallout from that. But Leia, never down and out, finds a way forward by helping out Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). "Poe is in some ways a surrogate son for Leia," Isaac tells EW. "But also I think she sees in him the potential for a truly great leader of the Resistance and beyond." He continues:…"


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