Due to the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher we likely won’t have a General Leia-centric ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ and now the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ novelization shares her last words to Chewbacca. There are a slew of small moments in the book which expand upon the film such as a deeper dive into Snoke as well as how he was connected to Luke Skywalker. Now, we get an extended scene of when Leia and The Resistance escape on the Millennium Falcon.
In the book, the scene takes place as Leia has just lost her brother and already having lost the love of her life. Outside of R2D2 and C3PO, Chewie is one of her oldest friends and the best friend Han Solo ever had.
So we see the scene closing not just with Rey but with Leia turning to Chewie and stating:
“It’s just us now.”
This simple phrase is a heartbreaking four words as not only can you feel the emotional impact of her loss but we have the knowledge that due to Fisher’s actual death it will likely see Leia passing shortly after this.
Fisher’s character’s upcoming death means that when ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ drops, we’ll only have Chewie and two droids who have survived since a young Anakin Skywalker helped in bringing them into the world of “Star Wars.” Fans of the original trilogy are sadly going to see this chapter close a story from a galaxy far far away.
It will be interesting to see if Fisher’s death means we will go back to the previous formula of having years pass between episodes instead of just moments going by.
What did you feel reading Leia’s final words to Chewie? Do you think they would have made that last scene from the film has a more significant emotional impact? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Cinema Blend