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Star Wars: Resistance will feature General Leia Organa

August 20th, 2018 by Marc Comments

With the release of the Star Wars: Resistance teaser last week (here) just being the latest thin to divide fans (yes, it’s gotten that bad), we have another bit of news…

The series will feature General Leia Organa.

Leia, of course, was originally played – like we need to tell you this – by the late, great Carrie Fisher in the movies and now, given that the series will focus on Poe Dameron, it makes sense that Leia would feature in the series, given that the two of them were portrayed as friends in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Leia will be voiced by Rachel Butera, star of such shows as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Family Guy, who wrote on Twitter (below): “I can finally announce that I have the incomprehensible honor of voicing the role of Leia Organa in the new Star Wars Resistance out this October.”

It honestly makes sense that Leia will appear so honestly we’re not all that surprised… however, we wouldn’t envy anyone taking on the role after the death of Fisher.



Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….