Carrie Fisher's brother Todd discusses Leia footage to be used in 'Star Wars Episode IX'

Hanna Flint
Contributor
General Leia will appear in Star Wars Episode IX

Carrie Fisher’s brother has seen the footage of his sister that will be used in Star Wars Episode IX.

Todd Fisher recently appeared on Good Morning America and spoke of what he had seen of the late actress as her Star Wars character General Leia.

“There’s a lot of minutes of footage,” Fisher said. “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.

Todd Fisher is the brother of Carrie FIsher and son of Debbie Reynolds

“We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything, but we’re thrilled at what’s been done,” he added.

Fisher first reprised her role as Leia in Star Wars: The Force Awakens for JJ Abrams and returned in Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi but sadly died in 2016 before the film was released.

Abrams is back in the director’s chair for Episode IX and has said they worked hard to give the actress the send off she deserves.

“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” Abrams said in an official statement. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us.

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“We were never going to recast or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honour Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

Both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker were killed off in the two previous Star Wars films though it is unconfirmed if that is the same ending expected for Leia.

Lando Calrissian is said to be back for the next film with Billy Dee Williams reprising his original role.

Star Wars Episode IX is expected in cinemas on 20 December

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