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The Thanksgiving holiday is historically one for reflection, where one gives thanks for the many blessings in their life. But this reflection can also focus on loss, as loved ones who have passed are no longer there to celebrate. The Stars Wars community and fans are no doubt reflecting in this way, as we're nearing the one year anniversary of Carrie Fisher's shocking death. This is the first Thanksgiving that Fisher's friends and family has gone without the late actress, and they certainly seem to be feeling emotional about it. Mark Hamill is definitely thinking about his friend and co-star, and recently posted a sweet tribute via social media. Check it out.
And this is a sentiment that can be echoes by the generations of Star Wars fans out there. The epic space opera has been a mainstay of pop culture since A New Hope was released back in 1977. As such, the OG fans of the franchise have raised their children and grandchildren on the property, making years of memories in the process. In particular, Carrie Fisher was many Star Wars fans' first crush, so the late actress has even more memories associated with her.
Star Wars fans are also no doubt keeping Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd in her thoughts as well. The 25 year old American Horror Story actress lost her mother and grandmother in one foul swoop last year, which was a harrowing experience to say the least. Many of Fisher's fans have been thinking about Lourd during these times, and how she must be feeling on her first Thanksgiving without her family.
Luckily, it seems like Carrie Fisher will be given some sort of tribute when Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters next month. While she was originally set to have a major role in the untitled Episode IX, Fisher unfortunately passed away shortly after wrapping on The Last Jedi. Johnson and the folks over at Lucasfilm has to rearrange a few things in order to wrap up General Leia's story, and make sure that Fisher is honored in her final appearance as the character. Billie Lourd will also be reprising her role as Resistance member Lieutenant Connix, in a part that will reportedly be larger than her one liner in The Force Awakens. Could Lourd's role be expanded in Episode IX now that Fisher can no longer be in the film? We'll just have to wait and see.
Carrie Fisher will have her final go as General Leia when Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters December 15th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your trips to the movies in the New Year.