We already know that Carrie Fisher will be appearing in Star Wars: Episode IX through footage that was originally shot for The Force Awakens, but her brother, Todd Fisher has hinted that we could be in for more than just a cameo.
In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Todd Fisher said, “There’s a lot of minutes of footage. I don’t mean just outtakes. This is unused, new content that could be woven into the storyline. That’s what’s going to give everybody such a great kick. It’s going to look like it was meant to be. Like it was shot yesterday.”
Fisher was on the show on the two-year anniversary of his sister’s death, and apart from Star Wars news, he also discussed his family’s efforts to keep his sister’s legacy alive by continuing to sharethe work of the actress/author, including some of her unpublished works.
It seems that the Fisher family are pleased with J.J. Abrams’ work on the final chapter, as Todd continued, “We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything. But we’re thrilled at what’s been done.”
More than this, Todd Fisher shared that he is happy to see how his sister (and the characters she played) live on as feminist icons, “She was able to be such a shining light, and was able to create such beautiful words and great art in every discipline she put her mind or hand to. I love it when people stand up and tell me how much they admired her and how much inspiration she was to them.”
Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release on December 20th.