Carrie Fisher will be filming Star Wars "for six months"

10 March 2014

Suggesting Leia won’t just be a cameo.

Carrie Fisher will be working on the new Star Wars movie for the duration of its six month shoot, according to reports.

Fisher, who has already self-confirmed her appearance a number of times in the new film alongside original stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, is expected to return in her iconic role as Princess Leia.

Fisher recently guest-starred on US sitcom Legit, and told co-star Jim Jeffries details of the shoot.

Speaking on a podcast, Jeffries said: "She said to me, she goes ‘I’m going off to London for six months to film the new Star Wars movie,’ right?"

This is fairly significant for Star Wars rumour aficionados - it's no secret that Fisher and the old guard would return, but this news suggests that their role would be more than a quick cameo.

Six months of shooting implies their characters will form a key part of Episode VII.

Officially, there has been no casting confirmations from the Disney-owned Lucasfilm (other than R2-D2).

Adam Driver, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sullivan Stapleton, Liam McIntyre and Simon Pegg, Zac Efron, and - as Sky Movies exclusively revealed - Gary Oldman have all been rumoured to appear.

Shooting is due to begin in May, with the official cast expected to be announced shortly before then.
Expect wall-to-wall rumours between now and December 18th 2015, when Star Wars: Episode VII is released.

[Source: SlashFilm]