Created by fans of the space Saga “Star wars” petition calling on the makers of the ninth episode of the franchise to take Meryl Streep for the role of Princess Leia organa-Solo, played by the deceased two years ago Carrie Fisher, has collected more than 11 thousand signatures. For the role of Luke Skywalker mark Hamill has opposed such initiatives.
Shortly before the release of the eighth episode of “Star wars” — “the Last Jedi” — on the big screens in December, fans of the series have launched a petition addressed to the studios of Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Pictures, and produced all the latest movies of the Saga of Kathleen Kennedy and Director of the seventh and ninth episodes of J. J. Abrams.
In the text of the petition it is noted that the most optimal solution in the current after the death of the Fisher situation will be to hire a different performer. As candidate for this role fans offer the winner of three “Oscars” and “greatest living Actresses” Meryl Streep. Also, the appeal States that the Strip and Fisher were close friends.
In addition, the petitioner recalls that Meryl Streep played in the comic drama “Postcards from the edge of the abyss”, taken on the basis of the scene of the novel by Carrie Fisher. The strip played in the film role of the actress Suzanne Vale, whose image is largely based on the Carrie.
“Be with Carrie Fisher, Meryl Streep and Princess Leia force”, — is spoken in the end of the text.
This initiative was criticized played Star wars Luke Skywalker mark Hamill, who has repeatedly spoken about how he did not see anyone who could replace Fisher.
“I don’t know what the specific plans were for this character, but since the Han [Solo] was more important in the seventh episode, and Luke in the eighth, it was assumed that Leah would be more important in the ninth, especially considering the fact that Kyle Wren is her son,” explained Hamill during a recent interview.
Talked about this and Kathleen Kennedy from Lucasfilm soon after the departure of the Fisher from life. Chapter founded by George Lucas Studio, recalled that the actress was ecstatic after he finished filming the eighth episode.
“She was on edge. At the same moment that she finished [filming], she grabbed me and said, “I’d rather be at the forefront of the ninth episode!” — told Kennedy. Harrison Ford was at the forefront in the seventh, and the hero of Mark Hamill was in the center of the plot of the eighth film. She thought that the ninth episode will be her film. And it had to be.”
Hamill expressed his confidence that “change the actress it will be difficult, because Fisher is part of his character.”
“It was already possible with a computer reconstruction of the image of the character, as was the case with Peter Cushing (in the movie “Outlaw-single. Star wars: Stories”), so it’s not an insurmountable problem, but… I know that the script was already designed when we lost her, so now I have to go back. As far as I know, she’s irreplaceable.”
Hamill repeatedly published in their social networks sad notes about the feelings he experienced after the death of his “cosmic sister” Carrie Fisher. He also recently admitted that he could not bring himself to see the joint scene of Luke and Leia in “the Last Jedi”.
In the “Outcast” character Princess Leia appeared in a small cameo, the movement for the character played by Norwegian actress Ingvild Dale, and then using computer graphics to the image was given traits of a young Carrie Fisher.
Kathleen Kennedy said that “the Last Jedi” — the last film of the franchise “Star wars” with the participation of Fisher, which eliminates the possibility of the use of computer graphics or have footage to previous episodes.
“We have no intention to start a trend on recreating the past life of the actors”, — said the head of Lucasfilm.
However in the final eighth episode, the character of Fisher is still alive, therefore, it is not clear how the creators of the next movie will explain her absence.
Shooting the ninth episode of “Star wars” to begin in London in late July of this year. As with all previous released under the auspices of Disney tapes in this series, the film will be released in December 2019.
The nearest scheduled the film Saga — spin-off main series “Han Solo. Star wars: Stories,” directed by Ron Howard will be released on may 25, 2018.
The main role in the film was played by Alden Erenreich, woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover and Jonas Swatara. The tape will tell about the early years of space smuggler Han Solo and his familiarity with Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian.