Star Wars Episode IX To Have Several Minutes Of Carrie Fisher Footage


While Carrie Fisher passed away two years ago, her legacy will live on in Star Wars: Episode IX as the movie will feature several minutes of unused Leia footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Speaking with Good Morning America, her brother, Todd Fisher, explains “there’s a lot more to come from Carrie.”

“There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes,” Fisher said. “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.”

Of course, the details are being kept secret.

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

Carrie Fisher passed away as a result of suffering cardiac arrest in 2016, which was followed by the death of her mother, Debbie Reynolds, the next day. 

Carrie Fisher Star Wars Episode IX

Disney and J.J. Abrams previously announced they would be using unreleased footage of Carrie Fisher for Star Wars: Episode IX:

The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says Abrams. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. 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 honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”