It has been two years since Carrie Fisher passed away, and yet her absence is still being felt. She's still a part of a major franchise that is still producing new movies. Now, with Star Wars: Episode IX coming down the pipeline Mark Hamill is on a mission to get Carrie Fisher her own Hollywood Star.
He's on a mission from God. Wait, wrong movie franchise. Regardless, Mark Hamill is really hoping that Carrie Fisher will get her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which has been a right of passage for a lot of major names in the entertainment business. Luckily, the actress already has a street named after her, but per Hamill, it really isn't enough.
Mark Hamill also took to Twitter to rally the fans around the idea, noting that when a star is awarded after a star has passed away, that generally the committee will wait five years. Still, speaking out generally won't hurt...
Hamill himself got his own Hollywood star earlier this year. Both George Lucas and Harrison Ford attended that ceremony and it seemed to be a momentous occasion for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Flash actor, and Mark Hamill even recalled the time he met Harrison Ford during the course of the events that day.
Still, it was notable that even that day was missing Carrie Fisher, who passed away at the age of 60 back in 2016. The actress was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack on an airplane and passed away a short time later. She left behind a daughter, Billie Lourd, who appears in the new Star Wars franchise films and has paid tribute to her mother numerous times since her death.
Mark Hamill has also been a constant source for remembrances of Carrie Fisher, sharing tributes for the actress online and making sure Carrie Fisher remains in the minds of the fans. Those have ranged from general tributes to reactions regarding upcoming Carrie Fisher Star Wars news, including the one, below.
Of course, fans still have a lot of love for Carrie Fisher and it would make sense for the actress to get a Hollywood star, although we'll have to wait and see if the general five-year time limit still ends up standing, despite this recent interest. As Mark Hamill says, if this is an issue near and dear to your heart, it probably won't hurt to speak up about it.
You'll be able to see Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher back on the big screen one more time with Star Wars Episode IX, a film that still hasn't been officially titled, yet. We learned a few months ago that the production would be taking some footage Carrie Fisher filmed for other movies and incorporating it into the new flick in order to finish out her storyline in a way that makes sense. Billy Dee Williams will also be rejoining the franchise for the final film in the new trilogy.
You'll be able to see Episode IX starting on December 20, 2019. We'll also keep you posted if this star talk gains any traction. For now, take a look at what is coming with our 2019 movies premiere schedule.