Carrie Fisher will appear in The Rise of Skywalker

Jul 27, 2018
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I'd just as soon as kiss a Wookie!
Carrie Fisher will appear posthumously in The Rise of Skywalker.

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,” said director JJ 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.”

The Rise of Skywalker producers must be fairly confident they are going to be able to pull this off. While Rogue One managed to come up with a CGI composite of Leia, that was for about 1 minute of screen time - if Leia's role in The Rise of Skywalker is to have any meaning, there will need to be some substantial and meaningful part for Fisher to play, else it will seem a hollow venture.

But as they say in Star Wars, 'no one's ever really gone....'

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