Last week we discovered that each Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher would formally return for Star Wars Episode IX and Mark Hamill posted a touching message about his outdated buddy in response. Not solely was it revealed that General Leia will likely be part of Episode IX, nevertheless it was additionally confirmed that this will likely be accomplished through the use of footage of Carrie Fisher shot, however not used, for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Hamill says he is glad the brand new film is utilizing this technique, and he is solely sorry she will not get to see how comfortable all people is that she is returning.
Ever since Carrie Fisher died in December of 2016 Star Wars followers have questioned how the movie franchise would deal with the ultimate movie within the new trilogy. There was the likelihood the position can be recast and any individual else would develop into General Leia. There was the concept of utilizing one other actress and CGI technology to recreate Carrie Fisher, although Lucasfilm had said at one level they would not use that method. Finally, there was all the time the likelihood that General Leia simply would not be within the movie, both dying earlier than Star Wars: Episode IX started or current off-screen at some stage in the story.
On Friday, as a part of an official casting announcement, it was confirmed that Carrie Fisher would continue on as General Leia through the usage of current footage that wasn’t utilized in earlier Star Wars movies. As Mark Hamill says, followers are principally thrilled by the news that they are going to get to see Carrie Fisher yet one more time on the large display when Star Wars Episode IX arrives in 2019.
Of course, as Mark Hamill states in his Twitter post, whereas Carrie Fisher will likely be within the film, the solid will nonetheless need to make the movie with out her, one thing Hamill hasn’t accomplished by means of 5 earlier Star Wars films.
In the announcement, director J.J. Abrams said that the concept of recasting or utilizing CGI was by no means actually thought-about, and at that time your solely actual choices are both to take away Leia from the story fully, or do what they’ve accomplished right here.
Of course, one has to surprise simply how nicely utilizing current materials will work. While CGI can nonetheless be used to vary the situation or different particulars of a scene, J.J. Abrams and firm will nonetheless be locked into becoming Carrie Fisher‘s dialogue into the movie in a method that is smart. There’s additionally solely a lot that will likely be obtainable to make use of, that means that whereas the Leia position will likely be there, it very seemingly will not be very massive.
While we now have one massive reply about Star Wars Episode IX , it results in many extra questions that we seemingly will not get solutions to till the movie arrives subsequent yr.