Glamovie.com – The face of the late Carrie Fisher will reappear in Star Wars: Episode IX. Film by director J.J. Abrams, later using Carrie Fisher’s last record that had never been used by the production.
This news sticks out with the emergence of confirmation that Billy Dee Williams will again play the role of Lando Calrissian and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. Actor Anthony Daniels will also re-play his role as C-3PO in the ninth film Star Wars.
In addition to them, the Star Wars newcomers, Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, have yet to know their role. It is also unknown who will return between Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, to Billie Lourd.
Naomi Ackie won last year’s Independent Film Award for the most promising newcomer category. He appeared as a speechless domestic assistant in Lady Macbeth in 2016. Meanwhile, Grant is a veteran actor known through a number of works such as Withnail and I, Gosford Park, Spice World, and The Iron Lady.
The real surprise is from the production team’s decision to return to Leia’s story and use the recording to make it happen.
Recordings of Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016 after completing the work of The Last Jedi was unreleased material from his performance on The Force Awakens in 2015.
Since Carrie Fisher died, Lucasfilm’s managing director, Kathleen Kennedy, said that they would not rearrange or use digitalization to maintain character. However, J.J. Abrams said he had no way to close the story, without returning his character in a certain way.
“We love Carrie Fisher so much. Finding a conclusion that is truly satisfying for the Skywalker saga without him being avoided. We will never use the character of CG. With the support and blessing of his daughter, Billie, we have found a way to respect Carrie’s heritage and role as Leia in Episode IX by using a recording, “he said in a statement as reported by EW.
On the other hand, Mark Hamill could not keep his desire to return as Luke Skywalker. He hopes to be able to play the role again after The Last Jedi. The announcement also confirms that veteran composer John Williams will return for Episode IX, after he only contributed to a small portion of music for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Filming Star Wars: Episode IX plans to start on August 1, 2018 at Pinewood Studios, outside London and will be released in December 2019. (Glamovie).