With the announcemnt of the cast for Episode IX, in all honesty it wasn’t a shock to see Carrie Fisher’s name on the list. But these things have to be done in the right way to get permission from the family for it to happen. Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter, had already granted the go ahead, but her Brother, Todd has voiced his approval publicly in Variety.

The family of Carrie Fisher has expressed its approval of her recently announced presence in the next “Star Wars” film via use of previously unreleased footage from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“I couldn’t be more personally thrilled and happy that our Carrie will reprise her role as Princess Leia in the new and final ‘Star Wars Episode IX,’ using previously unreleased footage of her shot for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’” said Fisher’s brother Todd in a statement.

“As we, her family, as well as her extended family of fans around the world so believe, Carrie’s ‘Princess Leia’ is forever entrenched in the franchise and her indelible presence is fundamental to the film. J.J. Abrams understood Carrie’s iconic role, and he has masterfully re-crafted this final entry to include this unused and very last footage of Carrie ever taken, without resorting to CGI or animatronics. Our family and her fans will look forward with great anticipation for this one!”

To read the full article, please head over to Variety.