Carrie Fisher Confirms She'll Be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Carrie Fisher

If there are any doubts as to whether or not Carrie Fisher will return as Leia in Star Wars: Episode VII, those can be put to rest because Fisher has confirmed her involvement.

Fisher answered with a simple "yes" when she was asked by the Palm Beach Illustrated (via Joblo) on whether or not she'll be reprising her role as Princess Leia in the new movie.

Update: Fisher's rep is doing some damage control and told CNN that Fisher "was joking" and that "nothing has been announced." Wink wink, nudge nudge. Say no more.

Update 2: George Lucas told Bloomberg that "[w]e had already signed Mark and Carrie and Harrison—or we were pretty much in final stages of negotiation."

As to what Fisher thinks the Princess will be like today, she said the following:

"Elderly. She's in an intergalactic old folks' home [laughs]. I just think she would be just like she was before, only slower and less inclined to be up for the big battle."

We wouldn't want it any other way.

With Fisher confirmed, it's only a matter of time until Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford step forward to announce their involvement. Billy Dee and Tony Daniels? There's a very good chance they'll return as well.

Star Wars: Episode VII is tentatively schedule to arrive in theaters sometime in 2015, but may slip to 2016. J.J. Abrams is directing from a script by Michael Arndt.

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