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Star Wars 9: Leia scenes are ‘mind-blowing’ - JJ Abrams opens up on Carrie Fisher footage

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Posted: 17/04/19 - 08:06
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Fisher passed away in 2016 after filming The Last Jedi, the previous movie in the saga.

But her character, Leia, will still be seen in Episode IX thanks to scenes that were filmed but not used previously.

Speaking at Star Wars Celebration, Abrams said: “Carrie was the best, she was glorious, she was amazing. “It was impossible - what are you gonna do? You don’t recast that part, and you don’t have her disappear.“The weird miracle of having a number of scenes that had gone unused… looking at those scenes and understanding there was a way to use those scenes and continue her story.

“The idea of having a CG character was off the table, we’d never want to try.

“So the idea of ‘what if we could work scenes around her’? And emotionally, every day it hits me that she’s not here but it’s so surreal because we’re working with her still.

“She’s in scenes, and so alive in the scenes. The craziest part is how not crazy it is.

I Call True: I've got faith that JJ Abrams truly understands what Carries legacy means to all Star wars fans and i don't doubt he'll do her justice.

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Also love that Kylo is remaking his mask on the trailer. A real up yours moment to Johnson right there!
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He's hardly going to say that they are disappointing is he?
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The short clips seen so far do her justice