Lucasfilm has lastly revealed the way in which it plans to care for Carrie Fisher’s demise in “Star Wars: Episode IX.”
The Disney-owned manufacturing agency launched a press launch Friday saying the late actress would nonetheless appear throughout the new trilogy’s remaining installment, no matter earlier statements from president Kathleen Kennedy claiming she would “not be in IX.”
“The operate of Leia Organa will as quickly as as soon as extra be carried out by Carrie Fisher, using beforehand unreleased footage shot for ‘Star Wars: The Drive Awakens,’” Lucasfilm talked about in a press launch.
Carrie’s character was alleged to have a lots larger operate throughout the new trilogy’s remaining installment than she did in “The Ultimate Jedi,” nonetheless producers had been pressured to jot down her out following her demise in 2016.
Sadly, Carrie is just not going to be in IX,” Kennedy suggested “Good Morning America” ultimate April. “Nonetheless we’ll see a complete lot of Carrie in VIII.”
Director J.J. Abrams, who’s returning to helm IX after handing over the reins to Rian Johnson for VIII, recounted how lots the cast wanted Leia to be throughout the remaining movie.
“We desperately beloved Carrie Fisher,” Abrams outlined. “Discovering a really satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga with out her eluded us. We had been certainly not going to recast, or use a CG character.”
The filmmaker talked about the manufacturing group acquired “the help and blessing” from Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, to shopper her outdated clips.
“We found an answer to honor Carrie’s legacy and performance as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot collectively in Episode VII,” Abrams talked about.
Lucasfilm moreover revealed the official cast for Episode IX on Friday, saying they deliberate to begin out filming on Aug. 1.
“Returning cast members embody Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Lupita Nyong’o” and several other different others, in step with the press launch.
“Turning into a member of the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, who shall be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his operate as Lando Calrissian,” Lucasfilm talked about.
“Star Wars: Episode IX” is scheduled to be launched in December 2019.