Billie Lourd honours Carrie Fisher as Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens

The release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - the last project Carrie filmed before her December 2016 death - brought her portrayal of Princess Leia to the big screen one last time.

A petition calling for Star Wars' Princess Leia to be named an official Disney Princess has passed 100,000 signatures. Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson wanted to include as much of her as he could in the final product, but a few steps had to happen first, including a discussion regarding changing the film. "Don't show them how anxious you are, '" Hamill recalled in an interview.

Rounding a legacy that has been some 40 years in the making, the decision to keep Leia alive certainly seems like the right one to make.

On Fisher's birthday, she posted a photo of the two of them wearing matching night gowns when Lourde was a child.

Presumably, it's now up to Episode IX writer/director JJ Abrams to come up with the ideal way to send Leia on her final voyage.

TMZ reports that the family saw an earlier version of the highly anticipated film when Fisher was still alive.

Are you planning on seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters?

You'll have to see the movie (if you haven't already in the last 12 hours) to find out if Space Gary slurps his tongue as endearingly as IRL Gary does. "So we have a really attractive, complete performance from her". Johnson had reportedly been working closely with Colin Trevorrow on where the story would go next, and with Abrams now taking over the reigns, expect that relationship to continue.