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Star Wars: Skywalker Ascension Will Tell Leia's Story

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Star Wars: Skywalker Ascension Will Tell Leia's Story

Director JJ Abrams revealed new details about Carrie Fisher's posthumous role in Skywalker's Ascension, explaining how Leia Organa's story will honor the franchise's original plans for her character.

During an interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar), Abrams talked about the process of reusing unpublished images of the late Star Wars actress for Episode IX, as she expressed her desire to tell the same story she would have told before Fisher's death in December 2016.

"We have scenes where she interacts with other characters in amazing ways," said the director.

"We hope it will turn out to be invisible, and if you didn't know you would never notice. But we have to tell Leia's story that we would have told if Carrie were alive. And that's amazing."

Abrams's most recent comments came shortly after Carrie Fisher's brother Todd elaborated on what he says were the original plans for Leia in the conclusion of the Saga, suggesting that she would be "Last Jedi."

Star Wars: Skywalker Ascension opens in Portugal on December 18 this year.

Abílio Rodrigues (of Rivia) is the technology editor of IGN Portugal, a confessed music lover and PC gaming enthusiast. You can follow him on @KaikaneTR

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