It is a period tremendous anxiety for fans of the Star Wars universe. After a multibillion dollar transaction, the fate of the culture-defining franchise is in the hands of the Disney Empire. As the house that was built by a mouse prepares The Force Awakens, a transmission has been intercepted by intrepid Rebel journalists.
Princess Leia Organa herself, Carrie Fisher will race aboard her starship to The Tampa Bay Comic Con this summer. What questions will this key figure in science-fiction cinema dodge due to legal restrictions imposed by the Empire?
When new Star Wars films were announced after the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm, fans clamored for answers to questions that tend to build up when it's been 30 years since the last film in a franchise.
“What happened to our favorite characters?”
“Will the original actors return?”
“Wait, a Parsec is a unit of distance, not time?
At this time, Bothan spies have delivered answers to exactly one of those questions. Yes, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Fisher will reprise their galaxy-making roles in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this December.
And, in even more fantastic news, Ms. Fisher will be joining us here in Tampa for Tampa Bay Comic Con this summer.
The annual geek-fest has been outdrawing its own previous crowds year by year, and with news of Carrie Fisher's appearance, this year will likely be no different.
Joining Fisher will be previously announced guests Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Freema Agyema (Doctor Who), Matt Ryan (Constantine), and Billy West (Futurama).
Also in attendance will be Game of Thrones star Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), who will be making his first convention appearance in North America.
Tampa Bay Comic Con takes over the Tampa Convention Center, July 31-Aug. 2.