Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher has revealed that Lucasfilm‘s currently in production “Star Wars: Episode IX” will utilise unseen footage from Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in addition to the previously announced cut scenes from J.J.Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
ABC News’ Clayton Sandell tells Star Wars News Net: “I talked to Todd Fisher today about all of this and he has been talking with J. J. Abrams about it. I asked him, because the press release only said ‘The Force Awakens’ so I asked about ‘The Last Jedi,’ and they are also using unused footage from ‘The Last Jedi.’ I asked him how many minutes of footage they had from it and he said, ‘I can’t tell you that!’.”
The combined footage will be used to give the late actress a fitting send-off without having to either recast or use a CG version (ala “Rogue One”). Abrams recently released the first photo from the set of “Star Wars: Episode IX” which is now filming at Pinewood Studios in the UK ahead of a December 2019 release.