As has previously been stated, the late Carrie Fisher will return as Princess Leia in “Star Wars: Episode IX” via the use of footage previously shot for the previous two films in the current trilogy.
That has begged obvious questions as to how much and how said footage will be implemented. This week the late actress’ brother has discussed that use of footage a bit more with Good Morning America and says it will go beyond a mere cameo and will feel far more organic to the story than people expect:
“There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes. This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday. We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything. But we’re thrilled at what’s been done.”
Disney and Lucasfilm have stated very clearly there’s no plans to use a CG Fisher on screen for the new film which opens in just under a year from now.