“There’s a lot of minutes of footage”
With the release of Star Wars: Episode IX fast approaching and Carrie Fisher‘s posthumous return as the unconquerable Leia Organa confirmed – fans around the world have been speculating about the level of involvement the previously unseen footage from past episodes would allow.
Speculation has been rife since the cast list was announced back in July, and yet details on Carrie’s involvement have been scarce.
Carrie’s brother, Todd has revealed some exciting nuggets of information which should end the speculation and give cause for celebration as the build-up to the climax of the Skywalker saga begins. Speaking candidly to ABC News Todd Fisher confirmed:
“There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes. This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday.”
“We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything, but we’re thrilled at what’s been done.”
This is welcome news and fans can rest assured that our beloved Leia Organa will have a significant presence during the events of J.J Abrams’ Episode IX.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).
Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release this December.
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Source: Good Morning America