Todd Fisher, brother of the late Carrie Fisher, recently stated that the integration of Leia’s unseen footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will seamlessly fit into the plot of Episode IX.
The passing of Carrie Fisher, for a moment, put things in an awkward place for the continuation of the Skywalker Saga. After all, her character was still alive at the end of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Ironically enough, with Fisher’s passing, Leia was the one who survived between her, Luke, and Han Solo. So J.J. Abrams stated that footage from The Force Awakens would be interwoven into Episode IX. A challenging task, no doubt, but Todd Fisher stated during his appearance on Good Morning America that the footage would fit well into the film’s narrative:
“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.”
This sounds overall like the appearance of Leia here will fit more here and not have the uncanny valley effect that both Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin had in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Still, though, it will be an interesting prospect to see just how J.J. Abrams manages to fit Carrie Fisher’s Leia footage from The Force Awakens into Episode IX. With audiences and fans alike well aware of Fisher’s passing, you can count on eagle-eyed viewers paying attention to see whether the footage does indeed seamlessly fit.
Still, though, based on what Todd Fisher is saying, it seems that Abrams has everything under control and is in the right mindset when it comes not just to paying tribute to Fisher, but continuing Leia’s storyline. However, Todd Fisher remained tight-lipped on what would be done with the footage and how the film would honor Carrie Fisher, similar to what The Last Jedi did:
“We’re not allowed to talk about the details of anything. But we’re thrilled at what’s been done.”
What have been your thoughts thus far on Leia appearing in Episode IX, though? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Jimmy Vee, Greg Grunberg, Dominic Monaghan and Matt Smith.
The film will blast its way into theaters on December 20, 2019.
Source: Good Morning America
New ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Posters Showcase Rodan, Mothra & Ghidorah
Earlier this week, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the newest trailer for their highly-anticipated sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The new trailer showed off some more epic action following the beloved monster along with some incredible sequences involving Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.
Now, Legendary has shared three brand new posters for Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah. Given that Godzilla will be battling with these monsters in the new film, it makes sense to see them receive their own poster that boasts their size and scale as they unleash their terror against humankind.
Given that Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah all take flight unlike Godzilla, it is going to be stunning visual spectacle to see them take the skies and swoop down as they all battle to the bitter end for what looks to be one of the most-anticipated blockbusters of 2019.
You can check out the new posters of Rodan, Mohra and Ghidorah down below by clicking "Next".
What do you think of these new posters? Are you excited to see the King of the Monsters take the reins in this new sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the MonsterVerse.
Directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.
Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.