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John Boyega: 'Last Jedi' gives Carrie Fisher 'amazing' send-off

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 15:42:24-04

(KGTV) - Carrie Fisher will grace the big screen as General Leia Organa once more and those behind the film are already calling it an "amazing" send-off for the late actress.

Fisher's final turn as the Rebel Alliance leader will indeed be in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" when the film hits theaters Dec. 15.

On ABC News's Popcorn with Peter Travers, actor John Boyega, who plays the character Finn in the film, said Fisher's final performance will be "amazing."

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"We have many scenes in it," Boyega said of his screen time with Fisher in the interview. "This movie ... it sends her off in an amazing, amazing way."

Boyega said though Fisher is no longer in the films, she and her character are not necessarily wiped from the future of Star Wars.

"[Fisher is] still kept alive in this franchise and that's the beauty of it," Boyega said. "You know, she lives forever in a sense."

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LucasFilm said a month after her death Fisher would not be digitally recreated in the next or future films within the series.

"We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher’s performance as Princess or General Leia Organa," the company said online. "Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars."

Fisher died in December after suffering a heart attack during a flight from London to the U.S. She was 60. The Los Angeles County medical examiner's office later attributed her death to a combination of health factors and sleep apnea.

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See Fisher in the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi: