Efter att Carrie Fisher gick bort valde regissören J.J. Abrams att använda sig av bortklippt material för att gestalta Leia en sista gång i den kommande Star Wars-episoden The Rise of Skywalker. Nu avslöjar hennes bror Todd Fisher via Yahoo Entertainment att filmskaparna hade stora planer för hennes karaktär, där hon var tänkt att vara "The Last Jedi":
"She was going to be the big payoff in the final film. She was going to be the last Jedi, so to speak. That's cool right? People used to say to me, 'Why is it that Carrie never gets a lightsaber and chops up some bad guys?' Obi-Wan was in his prime when he was Carrie's age!"
Han avslöjar också att Abrams hade 8 minuter Leia-material till sitt förfogande, men det är oklart hur mycket av detta material vi får se i den slutgiltiga versionen:
"The truth is that J.J. Abrams was great friends with Carrie... he had an extraordinary sense of love for her. They had eight minutes of footage. They grabbed every frame and analyzed it... and then reverse-engineered it and [got] it into the story the right way. It's kind of magical.
"This is, in its own way, a payoff. ... It's Carrie talking to us all from beyond. The beautiful thing about the concept of the Force is that there is no real death; you just exist in another dimension. So Carrie is looking down or sideways or wherever and is still part of us. To be able to see that — it's magical stuff only in the movies."
The Rise of Skywalker får svensk premiär den 18 december. Ska du se Carrie Fisher som Leia en sista gång?