Apparently the Fisher family has seen some footage of the late Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX, and they’re thrilled with what they’ve seen so far. Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother, told Good Morning America in an interview that the Fisher family has been excited with the footage they’ve seen so far, but he’s mum on details naturally.
“We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything,” Todd Fisher said. “But we’re thrilled at what’s been done.” According to Todd, the footage will all be fresh too, and it is seamlessly woven into the story to make Leia’s inclusion feel as natural as possible.
“There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes,” he said. “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.”
I guess I’m still a bit skeptical at how all of this freshness could be pulled off with footage that is probably from 2014 or 2015 (timeframe of The Force Awakens’ shoot) and not really intended for an Episode IX narrative, but I’m encouraged by the Fisher family’s reception of the footage none the less.