A couple years back, legend Carrie Fisher passed away, and while it was a punch in the gut to many fans, there was also the fact that the actress still had work on Star Wars to do. Yet, contrary to what many people expected, this did not change her role in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and as a result, she is still alive when the credits roll, leaving her involvement in Star Wars: Episode IX as one big question mark.
Sure, we do know they will be using footage already shot from the other films to bring her back to life, but we don’t know how that footage will be utilized or even how much of it will be in the movie. Speaking with The Daily Beast, actor Oscar Isaac, whose character Poe Dameron is perhaps closest to Fisher’s in the story, gave some insight into how it’s dealt with.
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“The story deals with that quite a bit. It’s a strange thing to be on the set and to be speaking of Leia and having Carrie not be around. There’s definitely some pain in that.[…]
“It deals with the amazing character that Carrie created in a really beautiful way.”
It’s good to hear that he seems optimistic about how it will come together, and I can’t help but wonder what footage they ended up using form previous film, and how well it lent itself to the story they ended up telling for this third and final installment in the Sequel Trilogy.
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SOURCE: The Daily Beast