The Rise of Skywalker, being the official culmination of the trilogy, has hit fans hard. Many fans took to Twitter to share their feelings about the franchise. Beloved actor Mark Hamil loves twitter and has, in the past, replied to many fans. One such fan tweeted a picture of her daughter’s Darth Vader shoes, and how when her five-year-old daughter wore these shoes to school, a classmate pointed out that Star Wars is for boys. To which she replied that the franchise could be for girls a well.
I think Luke & Han are lucky Leia took over their "rescue" on the Death Star or it would've been a very short movie. https://t.co/GFauW2LBEE
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) January 9, 2020
Mark Hamil did not just reply to the tweet, but also came to the tiny fan’s support saying that had Leia not come to their rescue, Han and Luke would have been doomed on the Death Star. This, of course, was the first time she came in clutch, but she has always been vital to the workings of the films. Along with that, she has also inspired a generation of women with her portrayal of the brave Princess.
An ode to Carrie Fisher
Filming the last movie without Carrie Fisher was hard on cast members. Filmmaker J.J Abrams referred to Fisher as the heart and soul of the franchise. Chris Terrio, one of the co-writers, said that footage from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was utilized for the final film.
Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker is now playing in cinemas worldwide.