J.J. Abrams refused to replace Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX


J.J. Abrams says it could have been ”unimaginable” to recast Carrie Fisher’s position in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’.

The actress handed away on the age of 60 in 2016 after having filmed her position as Basic Leia Organa in simply two of the most recent trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ motion pictures, and it was beforehand revealed that her character can be dropped at life within the last instalment – now subtitled ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ – through the use of beforehand unused scenes from the earlier two instalments which had been shot earlier than her passing.

And now, 52-year-old director J.J. has mentioned there was no different possibility when it got here to the character, as there was ”no method” he was going to recast her, or write the character fully out of the story.


Talking on the 2019 Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, he stated: ”As I’ve mentioned we could not [fill the void left by Carrie.] Chris Terrio, the co-writer and Kathy [Kennedy] … as all of us talked about tips on how to transfer on.

”I imply she was the perfect. She was superb. She was wonderful. All of us simply cherished her. I knew her from a few years earlier than as nicely. In Episode VII she was the best.

”It was unimaginable, no method, what are you going to do? You do not recast that half or definitely have her disappear.

”The bizarre second of getting had quite a lot of scenes from Power Awakens that had gone unused. Taking a look at these scenes and beginning to perceive that there was really a method to make use of these scenes to proceed the story so that it could be her.”

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is ready to hit cinemas in December, and can mark the top of the mainline collection of flicks, nevertheless extra spin-off tasks are within the works.