With Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing, everyone has wondered if and how her character General Leia Organa would appear in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX.’ The options primarily on the table so far have been to use CGI, a stunt double, or kill her character off-screen between movies. None of these have garnered a lot of positive feedback to date, and it was even outright confirmed that there were no plans for a digital recreation of her character.
According from a source who should, the solution seems to be that Lucasfilm is considering using existing footage of the esteemed actress to finish out the movie. That source would be her brother, Todd Fisher.
The news came out at the TCM Film Festival which he recently attended. There he revealed that he and Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd had already given the rights to use unused footage from the both ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’
The two were very against the idea of having the characgter killed off screen as in a previous interview Fisher stated:
“Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ And the answer is you don’t. She’s as much a part of it as anything, and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi-Wan — when the saber cuts him down he becomes more powerful. I feel like that’s what’s happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue… To me, Star Wars is the holy grail of storytelling and lore, and you can’t mess with it.”
As we have heard, Leia’s role was only supposed to grow throughout the three movies so this is excellent news. One can only hope that they are still able to realize the vision for this trilogy that had been put together. As long as they can not only do this but keep the importance of her part in the films intact, then I think that all of the fans can hopefully be happy as long as Disney and Lucasfilm give us a solid story.
Are you glad to hear that unused footage might be how they can complete Fisher’s part in the ‘Star Wars’ saga? How would you have handled her passing if you were in charge of the final film? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant
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