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Carrie Fisher open to 'Star Wars' return

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"Star Wars" icon Carrie Fisher is eager to make an appearance in Disney's new take on the sci-fi franchise.

Bing: George Lucas planning 'little personal films'

Creator George Lucas has sold the production company behind the phenomenally successful movie series to Disney in a deal worth a staggering $4 billion. The newly-owned Lucasfilm team will now get to work on three new films, of which the first, "Star Wars: Episode Vll," will follow 1983's "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" in the franchise's timeline.

The news has sent fans into a spin about the possible return of original stars Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford, and the actress -- who played Princess Leia -- seems willing to reprise her role. When asked if she would like to return to the series, she tells TMZ, "Yes, sure. ... Wouldn't you?"

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Nov 7, 2012 2:18PM
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I think Disney should cast Jessica Alba as Leia's daughter and have her runaround in the slave outfit that was made famous in Return of the Jedi.

Nov 7, 2012 2:46PM
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But you need a terrific villain, Darth Vader is dead.
Nov 7, 2012 3:05PM
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this is not the actress we are looking for....move along....
Nov 7, 2012 1:57PM
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Yes, would love to see her back in it.  And it makes sense for her to reprise the role.  It means MONEY.
Nov 7, 2012 2:32PM
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Of course EVERYTHING hinges on what the writers do with the story and what the directors think is an acceptable style for story-telling.  There are a lot of ways it could go terribly wrong, and a few ways it could be right.  I think today the message being carried away from a successful "sci-fi" show are that shaky cameras and fake angst are good things - that it's always okay to overdo it on style (even if it's film school drop-out cheap tricks that are supposedly gritty) and skimp on real substance.  How about this: a story that is character driven where there isn't a reset button at the end of the film?  How about special effects we can actually look at?  Why take the visual out of visual effects?  We don't need pan-ZOOM-refocus-pan-ZOOM-track-pan-OH, WAIT, WE MISSED IT CGI shots.  We also don't need reimagining of this material - the designs, look, and concepts of the original trilogy are quite good enough.  If they weren't, why make more?
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