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Entertainment Carrie Fisher's brother reveals Rise of Skywalker's original Leia plan

13:45  08 november  2019
13:45  08 november  2019 Source:   ew.com

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That’ s according to Carrie Fisher ’ s brother , Todd Fisher , who told Yahoo Entertainment what producers previously planned for his late sister’ s arc in the Star Wars saga. The Rise of Skywalker includes a Leia story line that was created using deleted scenes from 2015’ s The Force Awakens.

A new report details that Carrie Fisher ’ s General Leia Organa was supposed to be the original Last Jedi in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker . In an interview with Yahoo, Todd Fisher , Carrie Fisher ’ s brother , explains: “She was going to be the big payoff in the final film that was what the intent was

  Carrie Fisher's brother reveals Rise of Skywalker's original Leia plan © Lucasfilm/Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock “I will not be the last Jedi,” Luke Skywalker declared at the end of, well, The Last Jedi.

Fans have debated what Luke (Mark Hamill) meant by that. But originally there was reportedly at least one clear answer: General Leia Organa was going to become a full-fledged Jedi warrior in the upcoming final film, The Rise of Skywalker.

That’s according to Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, who told Yahoo Entertainment what producers previously planned for his late sister’s arc in the Star Wars saga.

  Carrie Fisher's brother reveals Rise of Skywalker's original Leia plan © AP “She was going to be the big payoff in this final film,” Fisher said. “That’s what the intent was. She was going to be the last Jedi, so to speak… People used to say to me, ‘Why is it that Carrie never gets a lightsaber and chops up some bad guys?’”

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Carrie Fisher , who played Leia Organa, died in December 2016. Variety and Reuters reported that she had been planned for a key role in The Rise of Skywalker .[49] In January 2017, Lucasfilm stated that there were no plans to digitally generate Fisher ' s performance as they had for Rogue One.[50] The

Carrie Fisher ' s brother Todd revealed that her character General Leia Organa was originally intended to be the 'last Jedi' in The Rise Of Skywalker .

Of course, it seems likely that desert-scavenger-turned-Jedi-apprentice Rey (Daisy Ridley) was also always intended to become a “last Jedi.”

The Rise of Skywalker includes a Leia story line that was created using deleted scenes from 2015’s The Force Awakens. Todd Fisher reveals that director J.J. Abrams had a total of eight minutes of unseen footage to work from. No CGI was used to add to the performance in the actress, who died after completing filming on The Last Jedi.

“This is in its own way a payoff… it’s Carrie talking to us all from beyond,” Fisher said.

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Carrie Fisher ' s brother reveals new details about Leia ' s ' Rise of Skywalker ' role: 'She was going Still think Mark Hamill’ s Luke Skywalker was the “last Jedi” referenced in the title of the eighth episode of Think again. In the original version of the ninth and final installment, The Rise of Skywalker , his

Carrie Fisher ' s brother Todd says "it’ s kind of magical" what J.J. Abrams did to ensure the late actress appears for eight minutes in the new film. While Carrie Fisher will be a presence in “The Rise of Skywalker ,” Todd Fisher said her original role for the movie was to be a full-blown Jedi.

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