Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams claims the most important aspect of Episode IX is making a film that the late great Carrie Fisher would be proud of – and believes the crew has done that.
“I don’t want to talk about that, per se, because it just — I don’t think it’s quite my place, although I would love to go and talk about it, but I will say that nothing has been more important to me than making sure we do something that Carrie herself would have been happy with, and proud of,” Abrams told Esquire when asked about the reaction from Fisher’s family to the movie. “And I feel like we’ve done that.”
Back in December 2016, we, unfortunately, lost the great Carrie Fisher before she finished her run as Leia Organa in the Sequel Trilogy. However, J.J. Abrams managed to discover eight minutes worth of unused footage from The Force Awakens to implement Fisher into the final episode of the Skywalker Saga instead of focusing on the CGI route.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).