***This article will contain STAR WARS spoilers***
Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi fans of the franchise around the world began to wonder, How is the next film going to feature Leia Organa? The reason why this was such a big question is that the actress who played the iconic character, Carrie Fisher, tragically died shortly after the production of The Last Jedi came to an end. However, we now have an answer to the question as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX, J.J. Abrams, has confirmed not only that she will make an appearance but how they plan to put her into the film itself.
Specifically, Abrams stated that: “We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honor Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”
Not only this but we are set to see Mark Hamill return as Luke Skywalker in the next instalment which is rather a big deal, the reason being that not only did his Luke die in the last film but his appearance in Episode IX will likely be the last time the historic character will feature in a Star Wars film, the first time being back in 1977.