‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Used 8 Minutes of Carrie Fisher Footage For Leia

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will bring back the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa through 8 minutes of previously-unused footage repurposed for the upcoming film.

Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher appeared in an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment where he discussed how there were massive plans in store for General Leia in The Rise of Skywalker, which is set to be the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga that began in 1977 with George Lucas’ original Star Wars: A New Hope.

Todd Fisher revealed how much Leia footage director J.J. Abrams was able to incorporate into The Rise of Skywalker: 

“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.”

Right as production began for The Rise of Skywalker, it was announced that in lieu of re-casting Leia or digitally recreating the character,  Carrie Fisher would appear in the film through unused footage from the previous two Star Wars films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. That way, Carrie Fisher’s Leia will still have a presence in the final chapter of the Skywalker Saga.

Are you excited to see Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa one last time in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? How do you think the film would send Carrie Fisher’s Leia off? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the Star Wars universe.

Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: 

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J.J. Abrams from a script he co-wrote with Chris Terrio, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives in our galaxy on December 20, 2019.

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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