Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher’s relationship expands into Star Wars: Episode IX, giving some clues of Leia’s role in the Skywalker Saga finale.
Oscar Isaac and Carrie Fisher shared a special bond while filming the Star Wars movies. Isaac shared sweet stories about them after her passing, which helped reaffirm the special person that had been our princess and general.
Even though Fisher died before the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, her character lived in the film and will be featured in Star Wars: Episode IX. In a recent interview on Sirius XM, Isaac talked about their relationships and how it carries over in to Episode IX.
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That bond they shared on film as Poe Dameron and General Leia was natural. The actors spent a lot of time together to make it genuine.
"We worked a lot and her and I worked together so much, too, and we would talk about the scenes, and we would…you know, we got very tight during the shooting of that. So it was a beautiful thing to see and it gets carried over into the new film."
This gives us a little insight into what we might see of Leia in Episode IX. While we know we will get previously filmed footage, there has been a lot of speculation on what it could be.
A lot of those guesses centered on flashbacks that had been potentially filmed for The Force Awakens or The Last Jedi. While that certainly may be the case, this leads us to believe that some of that footage is also from Leia and Poe’s scenes.
It seems Poe will become the leader of the Resistance, especially considering Leia’s diminished role and Admiral Holdo’s death. Many of the rebel leaders have also been killed. That leaves Poe Dameron to lead a crew of Resistance fighters.
There could be scenes with Leia guiding him, explaining more about her choices of choosing Holdo over him – perhaps giving context to some of the choices made in The Last Jedi.
Poe still has growing up to do and Leia is the type of leader that could help him get there.
Isaac admits using archival footage for the film not the norm, but he’s happy with the way it all worked out.
"Yeah, no it is. It was definitely an unusual thing but I also think it was right to engage with her character, and not just let it be something that fades away but can really give it its proper, you know, place of honor."
Star Wars: Episode IX releases worldwide on December 20.