With Carrie Fisher‘s tragic passing there was a huge hole left in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX‘ which was meant to feature General Leia front and center. We’ve recently learned that cut and unseen footage from ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ would be used, and while it wasn’t announced, potentially even cut footage from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ as well, to give her a fitting send-off.
This has put to rest the rumors of CGI, recasting, and an off-screen death which would have taken place between films. While it has the blessing of her daughter Billie and Carrie’s brother, fans have wondered what others involved in the production may have felt about this posthumous inclusion.
It’s bittersweet facing my final chapter without her-She is simply irreplaceable. I’m finding solace in the fact that she won’t BE replaced & would love the worldwide outpouring of affection from those who loved her when they heard the news.#CarrieOnForever pic.twitter.com/7ueMqBxQwa
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 29, 2018
It is fitting that the “final chapter” of Luke Skywalker will still include Fisher. With Hamill’s words, it sounds as if recasting may have been higher on the table than we thought and he is thrilled “that she won’t BE replaced” and still be able to have closure as a character.
Do you agree with Mark Hamill that tapping into unused footage being able to close this chapter on Leia’s character is the way to go? In order to tell the tale that they wanted would you have preferred they go this route, used CGI, recasting, or written her death to have happened between films? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly