LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher isn’t completed with “Star Wars” in any case — Lucasfilm says unreleased footage of the actress shall be used within the subsequent installment of the “Star Wars” saga to attract her character’s story to an finish.
The studio and writer-director J.J. Abrams introduced Friday that footage of Fisher shot for 2015’s “Star Wars: The Power Awakens” shall be used within the ninth movie within the house opera’s core trilogies concerning the Skywalker household that features Fisher’s character, Leia.
Filming is scheduled to start Wednesday at London’s Pinewood Studios.
Mark Hamill, who performs Luke Skywalker, can even seem within the movie, which for the second is just referred to as “Episode IX.” It’s scheduled to be launched in December 2019.
Fisher died in December 2016 after she completed work on the center installment within the trilogy, “The Final Jedi.” Director Rian Johnson opted not alter her storyline, leaving Leia’s destiny to be dealt with by Abrams.
“We desperately liked Carrie Fisher,” Abrams stated in an announcement. “Discovering a very satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga with out her eluded us.”
He stated recasting Fisher or recreating her utilizing pc graphics, as was completed in a derivative movie “Rogue One,” was not an possibility.
“With the help and blessing from her daughter, Billie, now we have discovered a solution to honor Carrie’s legacy and position as Leia in Episode IX by utilizing unseen footage we shot collectively in Episode VII.”
Friday’s announcement additionally confirmed that Billy Dee Williams shall be returning to the franchise as Lando Calrissian, a hero of the insurrection who hasn’t been seen within the newest trilogy.
Additionally returning to the movie are Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Kelly Marie Tran, who all play heroes.
Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson, who play villains within the newest movies, are additionally returning.