Carrie Fisher’s brother teases new Leia footage for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX.’ Will it involve the Warhammer weapon?
Jan 07, 2019
Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, offered “Star Wars” fans a little teaser about new footage of Leia Organa.
What’s going on: Todd Fisher told “Good Morning America” Friday that the new Leia footage in “Episode IX” will be totally new footage.
“There’s a lot of minutes of footage,” he said. “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.”
However: It’s still unclear what “a lot” of footage means in the context of the film. And it’s unclear what Leia’s role will be in “Episode IX.”
Warhammer: According to ScreenRant, there was an entire subplot in “The Force Awakens” about Leia and a superweapon called the Warhammer. It’s possible JJ Abrams, who directed “Force Awakens” and will direct “Episode IX,” will bring that storyline back into the fold.
“Without question, Abrams and co-writer Chris Terrio penned the script with the unused footage in mind and were cognizant of how it could be incorporated,” according to ScreenRant. “Whatever they did for Leia was going to be heavily scrutinized no matter what, so they must be confident they can make this work exceptionally well. It’ll be interesting to see how it pans out.”
A year gap: As I reported earlier this week, “Episode IX” will include a year gap from “The Last Jedi.”
According to Esquire, Leia could have died within the year gap and unused footage might be flashbacks to her time with the Resistance.