Damnit Oscar Isaac, stop tugging at our heartstrings.
Grieving for Carrie Fisher hasn’t been easy for many of us.
The actor behind Princess Leia is many things to many people—there aren’t many people on planet earth who are simultaneously the ultimate sex icon to teenage boys and the ultimate feminist icon to middle-aged women. That’s a Venn diagram that doesn’t overlap all that frequently.
As if saying goodbye wasn’t hard enough, though, Oscar Isaac has posted he own tribute to the late, great Fisher:
“She had no patience for pretense or small talk. She saw through things, at a different angle, with the gritty wisdom that comes from the hardest lessons. And, man, did she make me laugh. Will miss you dearly, Carrie.”
As if this touching summary of the powerful woman wasn’t enough, Isaac also shared a photo of Fisher on-set with her on-screen brother, Mark Hamill.
This picture would be a lot sweeter without the weird bearded guy doing squats in the background, but we’ll take what we can get.
The photo would seem to imply that we’ll be getting a scene with Luke and Leia, reunited in Episode VIII—potentially the first time the Skywalker siblings have shared significant screen time together since Luke dropped the “My sister sure is good at kissing” bombshell at an Ewok village in Return of the Jedi.
The next time you rewatch that film, notice that Luke is very quick to disappear off to what he believes is almost certain death, rather than stick around and discuss that time they swapped saliva.
Isaac’s photo adds weight to the rumors that Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia will be playing a larger role in the next Star Wars movie—she’ll certainly be sticking around long enough to hang out with her brother a bit.
Of course, we won’t hear any word from official sources about how future Star Wars movies will deal with the Carrie-shaped hole in their story. This is probably the source of plenty of discussions conducted around frantic meeting tables at Lucasfilm, as every tries to keep shooting down the one guy who keeps suggesting Tarkin-style computer cartoon zombification.
Perhaps it’s best not to worry too much about where the Star Wars franchise will go without one of it’s most recent chapter’s guiding lights.
We’re better off taking this photo from Oscar Isaac as a sign that, no matter what happens with Episode IX, the next Star Wars movie we get to see will have plenty of Princess Leia action to fill our need for closure.