In just a few days, Star Wars: Episode IX will begin production in its London studios and J.J. Abrams is, once again, coming back to handle directing duties.
We will also see again our beloved cast members. We’re talking about Adam Driver (Kylo Ren) and Daisy Ridley (Rey).
They are the ones leading the franchise to new hights and success with the younger fans of the Star Wars Universe.
Nevertheless, great legacy cast members are also coming back. Names that are synonymous with Star Wars, like Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia).
Yes you read well! It’s really Carrie Fisher’s name on this article. A news release from Lucasfilm let’s us know how this will happen in the next movie of the series:
The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher,” says Abrams. “Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us.
And what about the special effects, CGI solution (like in Rogue One)?
We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”
Other members of the old gang include composer John Williams.
The Maestro’s epic work has been on every Star Wars soundtrack so far.
The final episode is going to be a monster box office hit and very depressing for a few generations of the massive Star Wars fandom.
Get to the theater with your sad fan face on when Episode 9 hits theaters in December 2019.