Carrie Fisher’s family approves of Star Wars return
Carrie Fisher’s brother has applauded filmmaker J.J. Abrams for ensuring the actress’ posthumous return to the big screen in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.
Bosses at Disney and Lucasfilm shared the news of Princess Leia Organa’s inclusion in the next instalment of the hugely popular sci-fi series last week, when Abrams explained he would be piecing together unused clips from 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he also directed, to resurrect Carrie’s iconic character for the sequel to 2017’s The Last Jedi. “Finding a truly satisfying
conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us,” he shared in a statement issued to Variety.
“We were never going to recast, or use a CG character.
“With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie (Lourd), we have found a way to honour Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”
The news has been wellreceived by fans online, and Carrie’s brother, Todd Fisher, has given the idea his stamp of approval.
“I couldn’t be more personally thrilled and happy that our Carrie will reprise her role as Princess Leia in the new and final Star Wars Episode IX, using previously unreleased footage of her shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” he
“As we, her family, as well as her extended family of fans around the world so believe, Carrie’s ‘Princess Leia’ is forever entrenched in the franchise and her indelible presence is fundamental to the film,” Todd continued.
“J.J. Abrams understood Carrie’s iconic role, and he has masterfully re-crafted this final entry to include this unused and very last footage of Carrie ever taken, without resorting to CGI or animatronics.
“Our family and her fans will look forward with great anticipation for this one!”