Star Wars: Episode 9 might show Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa past her death in late 2016. In a recent update, her brother, Todd Fisher, confirmed that Fisher will mark her appearance in Star Wars: Episode 9.
Meanwhile, the director of Star Wars: Episode 9, Colin Trevorrow, talks about wrapping up the Star Wars trilogy. Trevorrow has to pick up the storyline of the third installment from where Rian Johnson left off in Episode 8. This might be a challenging task for the director of this film.
Todd Talks About Carrie Fisher’s Appearance In Star Wars: Episode 9
Fisher’s brother, Todd, and daughter, Billie Lourd, have granted the studio rights to use the recent footage for the finale, reports New York Daily News. Both Billie and Todd were surprised when they heard that Fisher’s part might be removed in Star Wars: Episode 9. “Both of us were like, ‘Yes, how do you take her out of it?’ he continues, “And the answer is you don’t.”
This means that late Fisher will be seen in the last installment of the trilogy. Hence, her role will not be recreated using CGI. So with the help of some expanded scenes, this might be possible. It had been revealed earlier, in media reports, that Fisher plays a very important role in Star Wars: Episode 9.
Several discussions on General Leia’s role portrayal in Episode 9 have been going on among fans. Some speculations are rife that Fisher might not appear in Episode 9. Discussions have been going on about how her role will end in Episode 8 so that her storyline is wrapped up.
Todd Reveals Why General Leia’s Legacy Should Continue
Todd says, “She’s as much a part of it as anything.” He continues with: “…and I think her presence now is even more powerful than it was, like Obi-Wan,” and adds, “I feel like that’s what’s happened with Carrie. I think the legacy should continue.” He also feels that people want to see her and she is owned by them, reports the aforementioned source.
Late actress Fisher was known for the portrayal of Princess Leia Organa. She even appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although her role was short in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, she has been a fan favorite. In this standalone film, she was seen through CGI. Her untimely death has led to rumors that there have been reshoots for the Star Wars: Episode 8 storyline. This has been done to wrap up her story and to manage the character of Fisher in the future Star Wars films.
Star Wars: Episode 9 Director Trevorrow Talks Filming
Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode 9 and it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams. The script of which, treated by Rian Johnson, is currently in its pre-production stage. Making this film seems to be a big task for Trevorrow, especially after the death of Fisher in 2016.
“We’re writing and designing and there is a draft and we’re throwing 110% of our souls into it,” Trevorrow says, reports Express UK. He adds, “So there will be nothing left of me when I’m done.”
This drops a hint that Trevorrow is facing difficulty wrapping up the entire Star Wars trilogy that started with Episode 7. This film has been set for release in 2019, so the director has enough time to sort things out and wrap things up for Episode 9.
Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit the theaters on Dec.15, 2017, and Fisher will appear throughout Episode 8, as confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger as per media reports.
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