Carrie Fisher May Play A Much Larger Part in STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Than Expected
We are just past the 2 year anniversary of the tragic death of Carrie Fisher, and my heart still hasn’t healed. Her work on The Last Jedi was already completed, but Episode IX hadn’t even started yet. Luckily, Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams announced that Carrie would indeed be in Episode IX, using archive footage shot during The Force Awakens. So at least we would have something of her in the movie.
But it still felt like a shame, because Episode IX was supposed to be her movie. The “big 3” of the original trilogy were each supposed to have their own movie. Han Solo’s was The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker’s was The Last Jedi, and General Leia would have Episode IX. While it might not happen to that extent, we might be getting more than originally expected.
Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd talked to Good Morning America about her lasting legacy and her role in Episode IX.
“There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes. This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday.”
Of course, Todd couldn’t elaborate any further due to the secrecy of the film.
“We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything. But we’re thrilled at what’s been done.”
By all accounts, Episode IX will be the very last Skywalker story. (Although so was Return Of The Jedi….until it wasn’t). While Star Wars movies will continue, this is the culmination of the story that began in 1977. Leia is vitally important to the story, so it is nice we will get the closure that audiences and fans are clamoring for.
I wonder how seamless it will be. Hopefully it will be less conspicuous than CGI Tarkin in Rogue One or the Superman Mustache Debacle of 2017. Granted, I know casual fans who didn’t notice something was off with either of those things, so it will probably work well.
The as of yet unknown titled Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters December 20th.
Source: Good Morning America
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