Carrie Fisher has expressed interest to reprise her role as Princess Leia in the upcoming ‘Star War’ film, ‘Episode VII,’ TMZ is reporting. While at LAX on Tuesday, actress was asked if she’d accept a role in the upcoming installment, which will be released by Disney, and she responded “Yes. Sure. Wouldn’t you?” Since ‘Episode VII’ would follow the events in 1983′s ‘Episode VI-Return of the Jedi’ in the ‘Star Wars’ timeline, Leia could appear older in the new film.
Fisher also said that she felt George Lucas, who created the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, directed the four episodes and wrote all six episodes, didn’t receive enough money from Disney, who has taken over control of the series. Lucas received $4.05 billion from Disney, and Fisher felt he should have received $500 million more.
The top contenders to direct ‘Episode VII’ include ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’s Colin Trevorrow, Christopher Nolan, Joss Whedon and ‘Kick Ass’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’ Matthew Vaughn. The film is scheduled to be released in 2015.
Written by: Karen Benardello