How Much Screen Time Does Leia Get in The Rise of Skywalker?

  • How Much Screen Time Does Leia Get in The Rise of Skywalker?

How Much Screen Time Does Leia Get in The Rise of Skywalker?

"They had eight minutes of footage", Fisher said of his sister's role in the movie. "She was going to be the big payoff in the final film", Todd said.

There was talk Star Wars: Episode IX was supposed to be Carrie Fisher's vehicle. JediPaxis' leak details that Fisher's Leia will also appear in a flashback being trained or at the very least discussing Jedi training with her brother, Luke.

Billie Lourd has detailed her life growing up as the daughter of the late Star Wars actress, Carrie Fisher. "The attractive thing about the concept of the Force is that there is no real death; you just exist in another dimension", Todd said. Kennedy and the Lucasfilm brass were going to honor her request, and as Todd Fisher noted, Fisher would have been around the same age that Alec Guinness was when he played Obi-Wan Kenobi in A New Hope.

As a child, she writes, her parents kept her away from film sets and cautioned her away from becoming an actor, but as she got older, she found herself fascinated by her mom's career and how the character of Leia resonated with so many people throughout the years.

"The truth is that J.J. Abrams was great friends with Carriehe had an extraordinary sense of love for her", he said.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters on December 20. "Yeah it's a lot of footage". They grabbed every frame and analysed it... and then reverse-engineered it and [got] it into the story the right way.

J.J. Abrams previously discussed how he incorporated Fisher into The Rise of Skywalker. It's kind of magical.

"And so, there are moments where they're talking; there are moments where they're touching".

I grew up never really caring about Princess Leia in the way that everyone else did. Where Harrison Ford's Han Solo and Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker got their own farewells in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi respectively, Episode 9 would have been Fisher's time in the spotlight, with her brother revealing, "She was going to be the last Jedi, so to speak". While we may not be getting a Jedi warrior, we are getting our Princess.

What do you make of Todd Fisher's comments?