Before taking their seats for The Force Awakens, fans knew that actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford would all be reprising the roles that launched their careers in the original trilogy, but wondered if the trio would be seen on screen all at once. Although this event never occurred in that film, actor John Boyega might have accidentally confirmed that Leia and Luke will meet face-to-face in The Last Jedi, despite Luke having spent years in exile.
When speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about how the film handled sending off Carrie Fisher's character following her sudden passing late last year, Boyega explained, "I think the sendoff is really cool. Even before she passed away, I'd see her in scenes and be like, 'This is really cool for both Carrie and Mark,' who are the last two original leads [alive in the franchise]."
It's important to note that Boyega begins explaining what it was like to specifically see Fisher's scenes and immediately incorporates Mark Hamill into the discussion without prompting. It's possible Boyega merely meant he's excited about both of their roles, but it's also possible that he implied "her scenes" included interactions between Fisher and Hamill.
He continues, "I felt like they deserve more and more — they've been doing this for a while and have been the beating heart of something special, and I just feel like [The Last Jedi] pays homage to them in general. But unfortunately, now that she's passed, it does have a deeper meaning."
He added, "I think the fans are going to appreciate that."
We’ll find out if the two Star Wars icons will reunite when Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres in theaters December 15th.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.