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Leia Is Back: Carrie Fisher in New Star Wars

Not just wishful thinking: Carrie Fisher says she'll be in next Star Wars

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    Carrie Fisher arrives at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards, Thursday, April 7, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    Break out the Jabba slave costumes.

    Trot out the scruffy-looking jokes.

    Your only hope has arrived.

    Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy in a role that defined the rest of her dramatic career, told a Florida publication that she'll appear in the next edition of Star Wars.

    She was asked point-blank by the Palm Beach Illustrated if she would return to play Leia in the new "Star Wars: Episode VII."

    "Yes," she said.

    No word on whether Fisher was joking or not.