Todd Fisher is praising the way his sister Carrie Fisher will be included in Star Wars: Episode IX. Hopefully, his words come to fruition as Leia’s storyline is one of the most aspects of the Skywalker Saga.
“It’s going to look like it was meant to be.”
That’s what Todd Fisher told Good Morning America about his sister Carrie Fisher’s footage that will appear in Star Wars: Episode IX. Fisher died two years ago, before the release of The Last Jedi. Since then, Star Wars fans have wondered how —or even if – Lucasfilm would incorporate her death into the movies.
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We learned early on that Carrie Fisher would portray Leia Organa one last time in Star Wars: Episode IX, but this time it would be through unused footage from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
We speculated what it could potentially be with Leia going on a side mission of her own. We have no idea if it’s true, but it definitely seems plausible.
Star Wars fans also have Carrie Fisher’s daughter’s blessing. Billie Lourd called what was being done “magical.”
Of all the things that will happen in Star Wars: Episode IX, Carrie Fisher’s treatment will go as one of the most important aspects of the film. The Skywalker Saga needs to end the right way and Leia Organa needs proper closure.
As one of the original actors, Carrie Fisher has been an important person for Star Wars fans around the world and across generations. Even with drug addiction and mental illness, she still managed to be beacon, giving hope to other who also suffered and fought their challenges.
Star Wars: Episode IX would be a huge disappointment if Leia didn’t get the storyline and ending she deserved. We saw the fan backlash with the way Luke Skywalker died in The Last Jedi, I feel it would be tenfold if Leia’s ending was subpar.
Having said that, it seems Fisher’s daughter and brother have given their blessings in Carrie’s role for Episode IX. I’ve said it before that if they didn’t like what was happening, they could easily just say nothing at this point. Instead, they are taking the time to remember a remarkable woman and assure fans, Carrie will get the proper send off.
Todd Fisher’s full quote to Good Morning America gives us a hope:
"“There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes,” Todd 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.”"
I’m looking forward to seeing how Leia Organa’s story ends.
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled to come out on December 20.