In an article posted on Good Morning America‘s website, Todd Fisher spoke briefly about two years having passed since the death of his sister (Carrie Fisher) and mother (Debbie Reynolds). He also mentions the topic of Lucasfilm incorporating unused footage of Carrie as General Leia from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi in the closely-guarded plot of director J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Episode IX. While Todd obviously could not reveal anything specific about the Carrie-related footage we’ll be seeing in Episode IX, he did comment on how happy he and his family is about how Carrie’s final performance as Leia turned out.
Carrie Fisher will make one final appearance as Leia Organa in the ninth episode of the “Star Wars” Skywalker saga, opening in December 2019. Todd Fisher says director J.J. Abrams has shared plans to incorporate several minutes of unused footage of his sister, originally shot for “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi” into the still-untitled film.
“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.”
“We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything,” he added. “But we’re thrilled at what’s been done.”
The currently-untitled Episode IX will be closing out the Skywalker saga in less than a year from now.